Germany, Leipzig

Synthesising and modelling biodiversity data

when 3 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 150

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv) invites PhD students to apply to its third summer school taking place from the 3rd to 15th of September 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. The summer school gives 20 young scientists and five local doctoral researchers the opportunity to conduct a biodiversity synthesis project under the tutoring of senior iDiv scientists, aiming at the submission of the work for publication. The programme combines training in synthesis methods, plenary lectures on integrative biodiversity research, hands-on collaborative work in small groups, and networking with biodiversity scientists at iDiv. A varied social programme is organized together with the iDiv doctoral researchers. The lead teacher of the summer school is Nico Eisenhauer, iDiv Professor and head of the research group Experimental Interaction Ecology. Other lecturers and tutors include senior iDiv staff and invited scientists. The summer school invites applications mainly from PhD students working on biodiversity topics, but also applications from advanced masters level students will be considered. A limited number of travel grants are offered to candidates with limited resources. Applications from the developing countries, in particular female applicants, are strongly encouraged.

Course leader

The lead teacher of the summer school is Nico Eisenhauer, iDiv Professor and head of the research group Experimental Interaction Ecology. Other lecturers and tutors include senior iDiv staff and invited scientists.

Target group

The summer school invites applications mainly from PhD students working on biodiversity topics, but also applications from advanced masters level students will be considered.

Course aim

The aim of the summer school is to learn about biodiversity synthesis and integrative biodiversity research in a relaxed and constructive atmosphere. The participants will gain practical, relevant skills in conducting synthesis analyses of biodiversity data, and work towards publishing the results of their work in the form of a journal article. The programme combines preparatory work conducted at home, methodological training, plenary lectures, hands-on collaborative work on a research project, as well as plenty of interaction with iDiv scientists. We also offer social programme and a field visit to the 20 selected candidates.

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Fee info

EUR 150: As course fee, all participants are expected to pay EUR 150.00 per applicant. This covers the costs of teaching and materials, coffee breaks, lunch, excursion and the cultural programme. Participants are generally asked to cover the costs of the evening meals, except when included as part of the summer school programme.

Scholarships

iDiv is able to offer a travel grant for a limited number of the summer school participants, to cover the full costs of travel and accommodation. Funded positions are primarily aimed for applicants who have limited means to fund their participation via ot