ESF LEE (formerly LESC) Exploratory Workshops in 2005

LEE (formerly LESC) is  funding 15  ESF Exploratory Workshops in 2005:

  • Preliminary details may be consulted prior to each event
    (for information purposes only - these meetings are not open to the public)

  • Final scientific reports, provided by the Convenor(s), become available two months after each event

List of Workshops in 2005



New Improvements in the Aquatic Ecological Risk Assessment of Fungicides and Biocides
Dates and location: 6 - 9 November 2005, Wageningen, Netherlands
Convened by: Paul J. van den Brink (NL), Lorraine Maltby (UK) and Wendt-Rasch (SE)
ESF Representatives: Milena Horvat (Institut Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, SI) and Rudy Rabbinge (Dean Graduate Schools, Wageningen, NL)
Scientific Report (PDF 508 KB)



New perspectives on sea-ice research for the next 10 to 20 years
Dates and location: 12 - 16 December 2005, Delmenhorst, Germany
Convened by: David N. Thomas (UK)
Scientific Report (PDF 66 KB)



Building a tephrochronological framework for Europe: the key to better models of abrupt environmental change
Dates and location: 9-12 April 2005, Swansea, United Kingdom
Convened by: Siwan Davies (UK) and Stefan Wastegard (SE)
ESF Representative: Olgeir Sigmarsson (CNRS, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, FR)
Scientific Report (PDF 656 KB)



Non-Sulfide Zn-Pb Ores: genetic models and exploration - the European deposits
Dates and location: 20- 23 April 2005, Iglesias, Italy
Convened by: Maria Boni (IT) and H. Albert Gilg (DE)
ESF Representative: Peadar McArdle (Geological Survey of Ireland, Dublin, IE)
Scientific Report (PDF 261 KB)



Evolution of Carbonate Systems during the Oligocene-Miocene climatic transition
Dates and location: 22 - 26 February 2005, Potsdam, Germany
Convened by: Maria Mutti (DE),  Werner Piller  (AT) and Christian Betzler (DE)
Scientific report (PDF 312 KB)



Unraveling the distribution of mega-biodiversity in complex ecosystems: Relationships between vertical gradients and beta-diversity of arthropods in tropical rainforests
Dates and location: 5 - 9 July 2005, Brussels, Belgium
Convened by: Maurice Leponce (BE) and Yves Basset (PA)
ESF Representative: Lucien Hoffmann (CRP Gabriel Lippmann, Belvaux, LU)
Scientific Report (PDF 1.2 MB)
For additional details go to website



Charcoal to Black carbon: defining common issues of quantification and interpretation in archaeological, palaeoenvironmental and carbon cycle research
Dates and location: 31 August - 2 September 2005, Saint Andrews, United Kingdom
Convened by: Michael Ian Bird (UK)
ESF Representative: Fatima Abrantes, Instituto Nacional de Enjenharia tecnologia e Inovaçao, Amadora, PT
Scientific Report (PDF 298 KB)
Abstracts of the workshop (PDF 1.6 MB)



Large woody debris in European Rivers : dynamics, human perception, challenge for restoration and application to other areas
Dates and location: 17 - 19 October 2005, Lyon, France
Convened by: Hervé Piégay (FR) and Kenneth J. Gregory (UK)
ESF Representative: Reinhart Ceulemans (Dept. of Biology, University of Antwerpen, NL)
Scientific Report (PDF 493 KB)



Dynamic Bioavailability of Pollutant Species in Aquatic Ecosystems
Dates and location: 16 - 19 October 2005, Geneva, Switzerland
Convened by: Herman P Van Leeuwen (NL) and Raewyn M. Town (DK)
ESF Representative: Sonja Lojen (Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SI)
Scientific Report (PDF 624 KB)



The Reactivity of Iron Minerals in Natural Aquatic Systems
Dates and location: 5 - 7 October 2005, Bayreuth, Germany
Convened by: Stefan Peiffer (DE) and Bo Thamdrup (DK)
ESF Representative: Jens Meincke, Institute of Oceanography, Universität Hamburg, DE
Scientific Report (PDF 423 KB)



Aquatic Phage Ecology (EWAPE-1)
Dates and location: 1-4 February 2005, Thonon les Bains, France
Convened by: Stéphane Jacquet (FR)
Scientific Report (PDF 604 KB)
Further information available at: go to website



Deconstructing life: Synthetic Biology in Biocatalysis and Biodegradation
Dates and location: 13 - 16 October 2005, Avila, Spain
Convened by: Vitor Alexandre Martins Dos Santos (DE) and Víctor de Lorenzo (ES)
Scientific Report (PDF 408 KB)


co-funded by HUM (formerly SCH)

The First Big Science - European Geological Maps, 1800-2000
Dates and location: 17 - 20 November 2005, Paris, France
Convened by: Pietro Corsi (FR)
ESF Representative: Demir Altiner, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TR
Scientific Report (PDF 117 KB)


co-funded by HUM (formerly SCH)  and SOC (formerly SCSS)

Environmental history: problems and potential in the integration of the sciences and humanities
Dates and location: 3 - 4 November 2005, Stirling, United Kingdom
Convened by: Althea Lynn Davies (UK) and Fiona Watson (UK)
ESF Representative: Gisli Palsson (Department of Anthropology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, IS)
Scientific Report (PDF 310 KB)


co-funded by SOC (formerly SCSS)

Farming for Health
Dates and location: 16 - 19 March 2005, Wageningen, Netherlands
Convened by: Majken van Dijk (NL) and Jan Hassink (NL)
ESF Representative: Rudy Rabbinge (University of Wageningen, NL
Scientific Report (PDF 67 KB)

ESF Contacts for Exploratory Workshops in the Life and Environmental Sciences

  • ESF Exploratory Workshops:
Database officer
  • ESF LEE (formerly LESC) Unit:
Team Leader Communications - Principal Officer Governance