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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School on the topic of land use and ecosystem change during August 2019 at the KIT-Campus Alpin, IMK-IFU (Garmisch-Partenkirchen). Master and doctoral students are invited to learn about and discuss a wide range of issues related to ecosystem functioning, socio-ecological systems and land use change, in particular:
Format: The summer school will include a mix of lectures, practical exercises with student presentations and a field excursion. Participation is limited to a max. of 35 students. The cost for travel and accommodation is the student’s own responsibility; KIT will cover lunches, materials and the field excursion.
Lecturers (KIT): Prof. Dr. Almut Arneth, Prof. Dr. Mark Rounsevell, Dr. Richard Fuchs, Dr. Sam Rabin, Dr. Heera Lee, Dr. David Martin Belda, Dr. Calum Brown, Dr. Verena Seufert, Dr. Penelope Whitehorn, Dr. Anita Bayer, Dr. Bumsuk Seo. External keynote speakers not yet confirmed.
Applications: Application deadline is 31 March 2019. Please send a CV and a letter of motivation (limited to one page), signed by your supervisor, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2019.
Past & present land use change
Practical on drivers & processes of land use change Practical on global ecosystem functioning
Observational data of land use change
Practical on observational land use change data Practical continued incl. report & discussion
Land use change modelling
Practical on land use change modelling services Practical continued incl. report & discussion
a) Ecosystems & land use change
b) Ecosystem functioning & ecosystem services Practical continued incl. report & discussion
Field trip to local farms
Species & biodiversity
Practical on landscape scale analyses of species and biodiversity Practical continued incl. report & discussion
Practical on people, biodiversity & ecosystem Practical continued incl. report & discussion Wrap-up and close
This summer school contributes to the Global Land Programme (GLP) and the Analysis & Integrated Modelling of the Earth System (AIMES) project of Future Earth.