Denmark, Aarhus

Temperature Effects in Soil Microbial Ecology

when 1 August 2011 - 19 August 2011
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

With a course in Temperature Effects in Soil Microbial Ecology you can help solve one of the largest global challenges of the 21st century: how to combine the increasing need for natural resources in agriculture with a sustainable management of nature and the environment. People with in-depth knowledge and interdisciplinary skills regarding the interactions between agriculture, nature and the environment are becoming ever more important when seeking to meet the challenges of sustainable development and co-existence between agriculture and the environment. Course offered by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, AU.

Course leader

Lars Elsgaard, Senior scientist

Target group

Students holding a relevant education (BSc or equivalent) in natural sciences

Course aim

After completing the course, students will obtain:

- an improved understanding of the effects of temperature on soil microbiology

- an awareness of different techniques and models to quantify the temperature response of microorganisms and microbial processes

- an improved understanding of the physiological background for microbial temperature responses and adaptations

-an appreciation of the potential effects of climate change scenarios on microbial ecology

Fee info

EUR 0: See website for information on fees