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ALTER-Net Summer School 2007 Trends in Biodiversity: European Ecosystems and Policy

Location: Peyresq (France)
Event Type: Training Course
Event Date: 2007-09-01    
End Date: 2007-09-13

Event Description:
The summer school will be held at Peyresq, Alpes de Haute-Provence, France and is administered by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany.

Set-up of the Summer School
The ALTER-Net EU Network of Excellence will organize it's second summer school from 1 to 13 September 2007 in Peyresq, Alpes de Haute-Provence, France. The topic this year is "Trends in Biodiversity: Ecosystems and Policy". The school is a unique opportunity to explore this important issue with 32 like-minded post-graduate students and young scientists mostly from Europe. About 22 speakers will give presentations on this subject. During afternoon working groups students will apply what they have learned in their case studies with different themes.

The Summer School Objectives
The ALTER-Net Summer School will contribute to durable integration and spread of excellence within and beyond the network, with a [view] to promoting interdisciplinary approaches.The 2007 Summer School will focus on:

-Biodiversity in Europe - state of the art;
-Monitoring and assessment;
-Modelling and scale issues;
-Sociological modeling;
-Resilience of systems and communities (social and natural);
-Policy analysis and processes;
-Discourse analysis;
-Linking biodiversity research with policy and the public.

No tuition is charged. 100% of housing and meal costs are supported for all the participants. Travel costs must be covered by the participants.

Housing will be mostly in two- or three-bed rooms with shared bathrooms.

Applications are sought from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in disciplines working on global change or vulnerability assessments from EU or associated countries. Fluency in English is required.

To apply
Online information and the application form is available at:

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be postmarked no later than 15 April 2007.

Contact fo further information
If you require further information please contact the Summer School Director: Sabine Lütkemeier, PIK

Contact email:

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:

Wolfgang Cramer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
Rik Leemans, University of Wageningen, Netherlands
Dagmar Schröter, Umweltbundesamt, Vienna, Austria and Clark University, Worcester, USA
Sabine Lütkemeier, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

Website url:

Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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