5 feb. 2019

Dies Natalis 11 March 2019: Innovation for nature conservation

The Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research cordially invites you to attend the celebration of the 101st Dies Natalis on 11 March 2019. The title of this year’s celebration is: Innovation for conservation: Pushing technological frontiers.

For long, the dichotomy between modern technology and ecology has flourished in academic debates and conservation practices. Yet, increasingly we witness how modern technology enhances biodiversity through innovative nature conservation research, strategies and practices. Modern conservation science and practice operate at and push the frontier of technology. Tags, sensors, DNA sequencing, big data, new materials, high speed cameras, drones, AI, facial recognition technology, bioacoustics, synthetic biology and AI are the new binoculars and loupes, enabling more effective biodiversity conservation.

Ecologist professor David Coomes, University of Cambridge, will be keynote speaker. Three young Wageningen scientists will reflect on their innovative work in relation to the theme.

The official celebration of our 101st Dies Natalis will include an inspiring symposium on the theme organised by the Wageningen Graduate Schools. During this symposium young talented researchers will present their innovative work. Moreover, the winner for the Research Award will be announced during the Dies.

Research Award
During the Dies Natalis the winner of the Research Award 2019 will be announced.

More information can be found on the website.

Interested? Registration is now open! Go to the website and fill in the form under the orange button.


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