The topics covered at the NCCR Climate Summer School 2011 will include:
* Ecological implications of climate change and weather extremes
* Ecosystem services and climate change: forests, grasslands and croplands
* Food security: coping with climate change in agriculture
* Global land and water use in a changing climate
The Summer School invites young researchers from all fields of climate research. The courses cover a broad spectrum of climate and climate impact research issues and foster cross-disciplinary links. Each topic includes keynote plenary lectures and workshops with in-depth discussion in smaller groups. All summer school participants present a poster of their research and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.
Lecturers for keynotes and workshops (confirmed):
N. Buchmann (ETHZ, CH); H. Bugmann (ETHZ, CH); P. Calanca (ART Zurich, CH); P. Ciais (LSCE Paris, F); U. Feller (U Bern, CH); R. Finger (ETHZ, CH); J. Fuhrer (ART Zurich, CH); C. KÃ¶rner (U Basel, CH); D. Lobell (Carnegie Institution Stanford, USA); H. Lotze-Campen (PIK, GER); J.
Morgan (USDA/ARS Fort Collins, USA), M. Parry (Rothamsted, UK); S. Seneviratne (ETHZ, CH); W. Tinner (U Bern, CH); M. WÃ¼est (SwissRE, CH)
The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide. Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70. The registration fee (1200 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing countries (i.e. non-OECD countries).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17 DECEMBER 2010
Successful applicants will be notified in February 2011.
Detailed information and the application form are available at
University of Bern, NCCR Climate Management Centre,
ZÃ¤hringerstrasse 25, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Telephone +41 31 631 31 45, Telefax +41 31 631 43 38
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