Daugavpils, Latvia

From Bryophyte Identification to Practical Use 2024

when 9 August 2024 - 18 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4.5 EC

In Latvia, due to historical and cultural habitat management and nature conservation traditions, one can find natural environments containing bryophytes, rarely found in other parts of Europe. Bryophytes are the oldest terrestrial plants, and unlike other plants, are adapted to live in various habitats and on different substrates. Besides being major peat formers, bryophytes are an important element in ecosystem functioning and important indicators of environmental quality. The summer school activities will consist of field excursions, microscopy, seminars, presentations.

Course leader

Dr biol. Anna Me┼żaka

Target group

BSc, MSc, PhD students interested in Bryology

Course aim

The aim of the course is to educate students from various countries and cultural backgrounds in bryophyte identification, ecology, conservation and practical use within a Latvian historical and cultural perspective through practical training in field trips and in the laboratory, and using exercises and lectures.

Fee info

EUR 0: Expenses during the course is covered by State Education Development Agency Republic of Latvia


10 students will be accepted