Tuesday, December 10, 2013

13th International Swiss Climate Summer School: "Linking land use, land cover, and climate"

31 August – 5 September 2014, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Swiss Climate Research, the network of leading Swiss institutions in climate research and education, invites young scientists to join high-profile climate researchers in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops, and poster sessions.
The Summer School is focusing on the theme "Linking land use, land cover, and climate". This theme has been chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns. The specific topics to be addressed include:
- Land cover dynamics and interactions with the atmosphere
- Linking disparate systems: from climate to impacts
- Rapid climate change and biotic responses
- Climate change and the 'safe operating space' of the planet.

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):
H. Bugmann (ETH Zurich, CH); M. Bürgi (WSL, CH); E. Davin (ETH Zurich, CH); J. Fuhrer (Agroscope, CH); P. Gregory (U Reading, UK); M. Grosjean (U Bern, CH); A. Holzkämper (Agroscope, CH); J. Overpeck (U Arizona, USA); J. Pongratz (MPI Hamburg, D); O. Rössler (U Bern, CH); S. Seneviratne (ETH Zurich, CH); W. Tinner (U Bern, CH); P. Verburg (VU Amsterdam, NL); R. Weingartner (U Bern, CH); N. Zimmermann (WSL, CH).

The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and young 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. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing countries (i.e. non-OECD countries).

Successful applicants will be notified in February 2014.

Detailed information and the application form are available at <http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/education/summer_school/2014/>

Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research
University of Bern
Zahringerstrasse 25, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland,

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