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    Cooperating for grassland conservation : Cross-regional networking event in support of the Natura 2000 biogeographical process, 16th Eurasian Grassland Conference, Graz(Austria), 28th May 2019
    Sluis, T. van der; Sliva, Jan - \ 2019
    EC - 19 p.
    During the 16th Eurasian Grassland Conference, organised by the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) together with the University of Graz, a network event took place on the management of dry grasslands. The Regional networking event was held in Graz, Austria in May 2019. A total of 16 experts participated. The program focussed on three discussion topics:
    • What are traditional management methods that are still being practiced, and how have they developed/altered over time? • What tools do farmers need in relation to N2000, to maintain Favourable Conservation Status, for monitoring and adaptive management? • Is there a specific regional focus required for action; are there regional differences which require different tools or are tools sufficiently adaptable?

    An international team of experts nominated by EU Member States has prepared the Habitat Action Plan 6210, which is very relevant for the conservation of species rich grasslands. The BioGeographical Process (BGP) presented the plan on behalf of Concha Olmeida, one of the authors. Both the presentation and the a summary of the Action plan have been shared with the participants. Several presenters highlighted various aspects of grassland management. In particular relevant discussions were held in relation to forms of traditional management of complex landscape systems, indigenous knowledge, and how current (national) regulations sometimes fail to facilitate the continuation of such management.
    The themes were discussed in an interactive way, in small working groups, to stimulate involvement from all participants.
    The second part of the workshop continued with following questions:
    1. How can we sustain adjusted management methods, and what support measures are needed? 2. How can we ensure ecological and economical sustainability of grassland management independent of financial support? 3. How can we ensure actions towards FCS at various levels?

    In summary, the following recurring suggestions were made in the workshop: - more flexibility is necessary to cope with regional differences, in particular with regard to traditional knowledge; - Although the directives come from Brussels, it is the countries that implement them. The Directives are not perfect, but some of the problems arise at national level, and Member States have freedom to adapt the directive to national or regional needs; - subsidies are not always the solution, and sometimes they are the problem. It creates dependency on external funding and does not generate intrinsic motivation of farmers; - still, payments should be sufficient to cover costs of farmers, and to ensure sufficient income; - the price of products should take the quality into account; however, it is noted that in some countries the willingness to pay is much higher than in other, e.g. in the Netherlands or Germany many people want cheap products, whereas consumers in Austria or Italy may value more high-quality (expensive) food.
    Forum on the upscaling of urban experiments
    Tan, W.W.Y. - \ 2019
    urban experiments - mobility
    On Thursday 7 March the 'Forum on the upscaling of urban experiments' will take place in Utrecht. Are you a municipal or academic professional and are you involved with experiments concerning mobility, environmental planning, energy transition, smart city, quality of water, or related themes? If so, this Forum provides the perfect opportunity for you to exchange best practice and learn from each other's successes and fiascos.
    In an age where more and more experiments are conducted at city level, upscaling is a much debated topic. A bike sharing system may function well for a limited group of passengers, but what is the impact of this system on mobility on a city level?

    During this meeting you will be informed of recent and relevant insights concerning the upscaling of those components of experiments that have proven successful. Furthermore, based on experiences in cities such as Amsterdam, Utrecht, Zwolle, Eindhoven, Groningen, Den Bosch, Maastricht, Brussel, Graz, and Bellinzona, you will be given practical tools to deal with these challenges in your own work environment.

    The Forum is a unique collaboration between four scientific consortia:

    SmarterLabs
    R-LINK
    Smart Cycling Futures
    De Mobiele Stad
    Selection of fractionation pathways and intermediates for mixed consumer products
    Castiglioni, Alberto ; Jonkman, Jochem ; Akkerman, Renzo ; Padt, Albert van der - \ 2018
    In: Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. - Elsevier B.V. (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering ) - ISBN 9780444642356 - p. 651 - 656.
    mild fractionation - optimization - process selection - product selection

    Mixed consumers products, such as cosmetics and foods, normally consist of a mixture of intermediates. Most of these intermediates are currently produced by fractionation, a rather complex process where multiple intermediates are obtained from a single raw material, often focused on high purity. These intermediates can subsequently be combined to satisfy demand and quality requirements. The chemical purity of intermediates is, however, not always necessary, and mild fractionation of raw materials is often sufficient. Therefore, we propose an optimization-based decision support framework to select cost-efficient fractionation pathways and intermediates. We illustrate our approach for the processing of lupin seeds and yellow peas, and investigate mild fractionation as a more resource-efficient way of producing intermediates for mixed consumer products. The results show that, if only few intermediates are used, high purity is needed to comply with the quality requirements of a broad range of final applications. If more intermediates can be used, mildly refined intermediates can be selected to cover the demand of a part of the products with resource savings. In our illustrative case, using eight instead of four intermediates leads to water and energy reduction of about 29 % and 28 %, respectively. In general, our results indicate that using fractionation pathways leading to intermediates with lower purity provides opportunities for more resource-efficient production, and similar opportunities are expected to exist in integrated product and process design for other mixed consumer products.

    Human Pathogens in Plant Microbiome Interactions
    Overbeek, Leo van - \ 2017
    Hyperspectral imaging technology in agriculture and food
    Polder, Gerrit - \ 2017
    Food Production and Water Pollution under a Changing Climate
    Kroeze, Carolien - \ 2016
    Workshop University of Graz on Lettuce Microbiome 2016
    Overbeek, Leo van - \ 2016
    52. Human Pathogens in Plant Microbiome Interactions.
    Carotenoids: from Plant Pigments to Human Health
    Keijer, Jaap - \ 2016
    ß-carotene - gene expression - human health
    ß-Carotene and Gene Expression: Implications For Human Health
    Food Production and Water Pollution under a Changing Climate
    Kroeze, Carolien - \ 2016
    Multiperspektivische Verbraucherforschung
    Wahlen, Stefan - \ 2016
    consumer policy - consumer citizen - citizen consumer - practice theories - sustainable consumption
    Verbraucherbürger – Bürgerverbraucher: Praxistheoretische Überlegungen
    Tourism, conservation &: lessons from Africa.
    Duim, Rene van der - \ 2016
    Traditional medicine
    Payyappallimana, U. ; Subramanian, M. ; Timoshyna, A. ; Graz, B. ; Leaman, D. ; Bussmann, R.W. ; Hariramamurthi, G. ; Shankar, D. ; Klooster, C.I.E.A. van 't; Bodeker, G. ; Sekagya, Y. ; Hemstra, W. ; Gomez, F. ; Verschuuren, B. ; Ravin, E. de; Ligare, J. ; Reid, A.M. ; Petersen, L.M. - \ 2015
    In: Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health World Health Organization - ISBN 9789241508537 - p. 180 - 199.
    Workshop University of Graz on Lettuce Microbiome 2015
    Overbeek, Leo van - \ 2015
    Ecology of human pathogens in plant seed production systems. Leo van Overbeek and Patricia van der Zouwen.
    The BIOCOMES project: overall objectives.
    Kohl, Jurgen - \ 2014
    New separation opportunities for suspensions with deterministic ratchets
    Lubbersen, Yvette - \ 2012
    Interesse an Optimierung von Dosierung und Spritztechnik
    Wenneker, M. - \ 2012
    Graz : Obst Wein Technik
    Review of factors influencing the success or failures of biocontrol: technical, industrial anmd socio-economic perspectives
    Kohl, Jurgen - \ 2010
    Screening criteria for the development of commercial products for biocontrol of plant pathogens
    Kohl, Jurgen - \ 2010
    Recreational connectivity in local and regional networking: the forgotten link in the urban-rural fringe
    Jaarsma, C.F. - \ 2010
    More Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Dairy: Opportunities and Threats
    Elgersma, A. - \ 2009
    In: Lipids, Fats and Oils: From Knowledge to Application. 7th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Graz, Austria, 18-21 October 2009. - Gras, Austria : - p. 56 - 56.
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