The 7th ALTER-Net Summer School will be held at Peyresq, Alpes de Haute-Provence, France from 5 – 15 September 2012. It is entitled An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The Summer School is open to young graduate and post-graduate scientists from the network partners and universities in Europe. Two participants from developing countries can participate as well. Adequate English skills are required.
The deadline for applications has passed. Full details and the registration form are available on the ALTER-Net website: http://www.alter-net.info/what-we-do/training-summer-school/summer-school/2012.
About the Summer School
The ALTER-Net Summer School is a unique opportunity to explore biodiversity and ecosystem service science with like-minded post-graduate students and young scientists, mostly from Europe. About 20 speakers will give presentations on this subject.
The programme typically includes two talks in the morning and an aperitif talk in the late afternoon before dinner. All talks will include ample time for discussions. As the speakers will stay for some days in Peyresq, informal discussions often go on till late at night. Tutors guide the working groups in the afternoons to focus on real world examples connected to the theme of the school. A field trip illustrates land-use change in Provence. Of course there will also be opportunities to relax in the beautiful village of Peyresq and its surroundings.
The ALTER-Net Summer Schools aim to contribute to the durable integration and spread of excellence within and beyond the network, with a view to promote interdisciplinary approaches. The 2012 Summer School will focus on:
· Biodiversity and ecosystems;
· Ecosystem processes, function, services and benefits;
· Resilience of social and natural systems;
· Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services;
· Linking biodiversity research with policy and the public.
A registration fee of 800 Euro is charged which includes the lectures, the excursion, accommodation (in double rooms) and meals.
Contact for more information
Alterra, The Netherlands