2nd Network Meeting (1st announcement)

You are kindly invited to participate in UV4Plants 2nd Network Meeting that will be organised in Bled, Slovenia from 15th – 18th of April 2018. The meeting will be preceded by a related Training School for early-stage researchers from 13-15th of April. The meeting will involve a full programme involving three days of scientific presentations and discussions, and we are in the process of arranging expert speakers to lead each of the conference themes, stated in the file linked below. There will be ample opportunities for networking including a conference dinner and field excursion. Please see for details and circulate …

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Book: UV-B Radiation and Plant Life

Book front cover

The new book “UV-B Radiation and Plant Life: Molecular Biology to Ecology” edited by Brian Jordan is about to be published by CABI with contributions by several UV4Plants members. Source: UV-B Radiation and Plant Life: Molecular Biology to Ecology at CABI’s website. The publisher’s blurb: Ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) has profound effects on plant growth and development, and exposure varies with ozone depletion and across geographic regions, with ecosystem and agricultural consequences. This book deals with large-scale impacts but also how UV-B affects plants at the molecular level is also fascinating, and the UV-B photoreceptor has only recently been characterised. While UV-B radiation can …

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Web site news

Our web hosting provider has upgraded the server hardware, and this seems to have notably improved the response time of both of our sites, this web site and the UV4Plants Bulletin web site. Today I did software updates. At this web site, the social sharing buttons are now in a more visible floating bar on the left side of posts and pages. The changes at the Bulletin’s web site are more significant. I upgraded OJS (Open Journals System) to version 3.0.2.0, which seems to have solved the problem of icons not been always displayed. I enabled new features through plugins: 1) …

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New Book: Exploring Ultraviolet Photography

A book has been recently published, which looks very useful for anybody with an interest in UV photography. It is brief, and explanations clear, but thorough about technical details. Lot of good practical advice is provided, and in the final chapter examples of different applications of UV photography are given. I haven’t yet finished reading it, but what I have read I have liked. I proper review will be published in the Bulletin. Prutchi, David (2017) Exploring Ultraviolet Photography: Bee Vision, Forensic Imaging, and Other Near-Ultraviolet Adventures with Your DSLR. Buffalo, N.Y.: Amherst Media, Inc. 127 pages. ISBN13 9781682031247. Price: …

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