Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NCCR Climate Summer School, Sep. 2011, Switzerland: New grants available

10th International NCCR Climate Summer School "Climate Change, Extremes and Ecosystem Services"

4 - 9 September 2011, Grindelwald, Switzerland

The NCCR Climate, Switzerland's centre of excellence in climate and climate impact research, invites young scientists to join leading climate researchers in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 10th International NCCR Climate Summer School 2011.

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. Körner (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. Wüest (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.

ThinkSwiss, an initiative promoting exchanges between the U.S. and Switzerland, offers grants covering the registration fee (1200 CHF) of the NCCR Climate Summer School. These grants are only available for U.S. citizens or students at U.S. universities.


Successful applicants will be notified in February 2011.

Detailed information and the application form are available at <http://www.nccr-climate.unibe.ch/summer_school/2011/>

University of Bern, NCCR Climate Management Centre
Zähringerstrasse 25, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland
Telephone +41 31 631 31 45, Telefax +41 31 631 43 38

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