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The Second Young Environmental Scientist (YES) meeting 2011 at RWTH Aachen University - environmental challenges in a changing world

Markus Brinkmann1*, Dominic Kaiser2, Sabrina Peddinghaus1, Matthias Leonhard Berens1, Jennifer Bräunig1, Nika Galic3, Mirco Bundschuh4, Jochen P Zubrod4, André Dabrunz4, Tao Liu5, Michael Melato6, Claudia Mieiro7, Stephanie Sdepanian8, Ola Westman9, Stefan Kimmel10 and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Ecosystem Analysis, Institute for Environmental Research, RTWH Aachen University, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany

2 Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Goethe University Frankfurt, Siesmayerstr. 70, 60054 Frankfurt/Main, Germany

3 Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, Lumen (Building 100), Wageningen, Netherlands

4 Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Forststr. 7, 76829 Landau, Germany

5 Linnaeus University, School of Natural Sciences, 39182 Kalmar, Sweden

6 Faculty of Applied Science, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, P.O. Box 652, Cape Town 8000, South Africa

7 CESAM and Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

8 Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK

9 School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Man-Technology-Environment Research Centre, 70181 Örebro, Sweden

10 Harlan Laboratories Ltd., Zelgliweg 1, 4452 Itingen, Switzerland

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Environmental Sciences Europe 2011, 23:29  doi:10.1186/2190-4715-23-29

Published: 5 September 2011

Abstract

This article reports on the second Young Environmental Scientists Meeting that was hosted from 28 February to 2 March 2011 by the Institute for Environmental Research at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. This extraordinary meeting was again initiated and organized by the Student Advisory Council under the umbrella of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe. A movie about the meeting and the abstracts of poster and platform presentations are freely available as supplemental material of this article.