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Course 'Exploring patterns and selection of statistical models in ecology'

Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 15th to 19th October 2012

The Wildlife Unit of DBio and CESAM is organizing the course 'Exploring patterns and selection of statistical models in ecology' lectured by Prof Emmanuel Serrano Ferron, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
This is a good opportunity to develop knowledge on statistical, namely on software R that is an essential tool for ecologists, environmental engineers, and wildlife researchers.

Information and registration via e-mail: rita.torres@ua.pt

Workshop of Astrobiology

Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, 18th to 20th October 2012

Astrobiology is an interdisciplinary field of knowledge that deals with fundamental questions such as the possibility of life in other planets and the origins and evolution of life. It involves the collaboration of disciplines like biology, physics, geology, chemistry, planetary sciences and medicine, as well as science communication and education to deal with the following specific issues:
- Which instruments and techniques are used to investigate life (past and present) on other planetary bodies;
- Which chemical processes are crucial for life;
- What are the limits for life on Earth;
- What can we learn by studding Mars analogue extreme environments on Earth;
- Which other planets can support Earth­-like life;
- How to improve public engagement with astrobiology.

This workshop is intended to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary forum for discussion.

More details: http://astrobiologia.web.ua.pt/overview.html

9th ISEG - International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry

University of Aveiro, 15-22 July 2012

This event will endure an international leading forum for scientists, consultants and public managers, working on the broad area of environmental geochemistry and health. The participants of the conference will convey expertise in a range of scientific fields, such as geochemistry, biology, engineering, geology, hydrology, epidemiology, chemistry, medicine, nutrition and toxicology.

Courses / Workshops:
     - Nanomaterials, Environment and Health
     - A
rsenic and Mercury in the Environment
Human bioaccessibility of potentially harmful elements in the solid phase
International Short Course on Medical Geology Health and Earth

More details and programme: http://9iseg.web.ua.pt/web/ind.....&id=21
Symposium "Environmental occurrence, persistence and fate of pharmaceuticals"

CESAM’s research group Processes and Environmental Pollutants, (RL: Environmental and Analytical Chemistry) is organizing a Symposium on Analytical Chemistry titled "Environmental occurrence, persistence and fate of pharmaceuticals." This symposium will last for one day and will be held at the University of Aveiro in March 30, 2012.

This event, with the objective to foster the discussion of issues related to environmental contamination by pharmaceuticals, will bring together several researchers working in this area of research.

The symposium will focus on the role of analytical chemistry in the study of the various processes that affect the occurrence, persistence and fate of these compounds, exploring the state of the art and the main challenges expected in future.

There is no registration fee for the symposium – however registration by email is required (name/status/institution) – cesam@dao.ua.pt

23/02 - 13:15 - "Geoscience at luch" - room 16.3.4

"Redox reactions, Microbes and Water - Numerical model of a jar-fermentor experiment"
Clara Sena (CESAM, RL EMM, RG OMG)

Departamento of Geosciences, room 16.3.4
Thursday, Feb.  23 from 13:15 -- 13:45