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NCCR Climate Summer School, Sep. 2011, Switzerland: New grants available
Dec 29th, 2010 - 00:00:22
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
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
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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 JANUARY 2011
Successful applicants will be notified in February 2011.
Detailed information and the application form are available at
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