Podcasts

Since March 2022, LifeWatch ERIC has started broadcasting a regular series of podcasts on the Internal Joint Initiative, open conversations with key personnel within the infrastructure, the scientists behind the validation cases, and other Research Institutes who have benefited from our Tesseract technologies in their own investigation of biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe. Since then, the scope of LifeWatch ERIC podcasts has become progressively wider, and many episodes were released on a number of relevant themes connected to biodiversity and ecosystem research.

All episodes are available on this page, and are sortable by simply clicking on the categories listed below. As well as finding the podcasts below, you can also listen on the following platforms.

Coral bleaching on reef

The intersections between biodiversity responses, human well-being and climate change

Climate change is already having profound impacts on ecosystem functioning and services, while affecting living organisms and contributing to biodiversity decline.
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Belfast

The British Ecological Society: a personal view

The British Ecological Society is the world's first ecological society, founded in 1913 and it published the first scientific journal in ecology, called The Journal of Ecology.
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The need to conserve and manage biodiversity

Humans represent most of the biomass of mammals on the planet, and we are eating a lot of resources, consuming 30% of what our planet can produce, and that is putting other species at risk of extinction.
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How is Biodiversity organised and maintained?

The organisation of ecosystems is related to fundamental drivers of energy availability, disturbance intensity, and periodicity, among others, not just the species found in a given system or the resources available.
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Polychaete research offers environmental and commercial opportunities

Polychaete, beyond fishing and aquaculture, have uses, such as the biosynthesis of nanoparticles and applications in human medicine, with the potential to combine ecosystem conservation with employment opportunities.
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What is Biodiversity?

What we take for granted, what we observe in nature, has actually developed through natural selection and evolution, against all reasonable odds, over the 3.7 billion years of life on Earth.
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Bulgaria

The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Spain

The Spanish National Distributed Centre is supported by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the Regional Government of Andalusia and the Guadalquivir River Basin Authority (Ministry for Ecological Transition-MITECO). Moreover, Spain is the hosting Member State of LifeWatch ERIC, the location of its Statutory Seat & ICT e-Infrastructure Technical Office (LifeWatch ERIC Common Facilities). 

To know more about how Spain contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Slovenia

The Slovenian National Distributed Centre is led by the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU). It focuses on the development of technological solutions in the field of biodiversity and socio-ecosystem research.

To know more about how Slovenia contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Portugal

The Portuguese National Distributed Centre is managed by PORBIOTA, the Portuguese e-Infrastructure for Information and Research on Biodiversity. Led by BIOPOLIS/CIBIO-InBIO – Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, PORBIOTA connects the principal Portuguese research institutions working in biodiversity.

To know more about how Portugal contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Netherlands

The Dutch National Distributed Centre is hosted by the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. Moreover, The Netherlands hosts one of the LifeWatch ERIC Common Facilities, the Virtual Laboratory and Innovation Centre.

To know more about how The Netherlands contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Italy

The Italian National Distributed Centre is led and managed by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and is coordinated by a Joint Research Unit, currently comprising 35 members. Moreover, Italy hosts one of the LifeWatch ERIC Common Facilities, the Service Centre.

To know more about how Italy contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Greece

The Greek National Distributed Centre is funded by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology and is coordinated by the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, in conjunction with 47 associated partner institutions.

To know more about how Greece contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Belgium

The Belgian National Distributed Centre makes varied and complementary in-kind contributions to LifeWatch ERIC. These are implemented in the form of long-lasting projects by various research centres and universities distributed throughout the country and supported by each respective political authority.

To know more about how Belgium contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.