Registration: To register for this course, please fill out the registration form [DOC] or contact Mrs. .
Deadline: 30th April, 2010
Fee: Registration fee is € 450,- for all participants and includes lodging, meals, and the course material. The fee has to be paid in advance by transfering the money to the ABN-AMRO bank account of the NIOO in Yerseke, account number 41.22.71.044.
for further information visit the website of the course.
Biological and climate processes: coupled dynamics and scales of interaction
Time: 11 - 18 June, 2010
Location: Venice, Italy
Description: The summer school will be organized around a set of three cycles of lectures of four units each and a series of topical lectures. Attendees will also be engaged in focused group work, co-ordinated by each lecturer and by appointed assistants. The objective of the group work is to foster the interaction with the lecturers and among attendees specifically toward the production of a scientific paper to be finalized through coordinated efforts after the end of the School.
Topics: 1) Climate dynamics and dynamical systems: Theory and data analysis, 2) The coupled carbon-water cycle in the terrestrial biosphere and 3) Earth´s Carbon Cycle, Past and Present.
application: send your request and CV to
deadline: April 30, 2010
further information on: website
International School of Conservation Biology
Time: 23 June - 1 July, 2010
Location: Rovinj, Croatia
Description: Reconciliation of biodiversity conservation and economic development is a difficult task in the modern world. To face this challenge and continually enhance education and capacity building in the field of scientifically sound conservation, since 2005 the Croatian Biological Society, the European Section of the Society for Conservation Biology and the Center for Marine Research of the “Ruđer Bošković” Institute are annually organizing an International School of Conservation Biology (iSCB). It is our intention to introduce graduate students (MSc and PhD students) to the scientific discipline of conservation biology, through an intensive, experiential course. The School is taught in English, by a team of international lecturers from Europe, USA and Canada who will present latest trends, case studies and state of the art knowledge in this young and fast developing scientific discipline that is considered today as a critical science for the 21st century.
Course Schedule: iSCB 2010 is planned as a 7 day course held in the picturesque historic city of Rovinj situated at the northern Adriatic coast, followed by two days of field course on Cres and Lošinj Islands, where the School will finish. It will include in-class lectures, discussions and problem solving exercises, computer labs, group projects, evening lectures and field classes.
Credits: 7 ECTS
Registration: Registration is available through an on-line Registration Form. After successful registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to the address you specified in the form. The registration deadline for iSCB 2010 is 1th February 2010.
Fee: 350 Euros
Further information on the website.
Geostat 2010 Summer School
Time: 27 June - 4 July
Location: Plasencia, Spain
Description:The objective of the course is to provide training to junior researchers interested to use R and open GIS tools for analysis of spatially and temporally
referenced data. This year, we would also like to introduce/promote topics such as: web-based computing, WPS client-server environments, 3D and 4D geostatistics, combining R+SAGA/GRASS.
deadline: 15th of February 2010
further information on the website or see the flyer
LIFE (KVL) MSc and PhD Summer Course: Remediation of Contaminated Soils
Time: August 9 - August 27, 2010
Level: MSc and PhD
Location: First half as distant learning, second half at LIFE (KVL), Denmark
Description: Contaminated soils pose a serious risk to human health and ecosystem functioning at thousands of sites in Nordic and other countries. The course aims at giving environmentally interested students comprehensive, state-of-the-art knowledge about soils contaminated with heavy metals, oil, PAH etc., and to provide them with skills and competences about the most important remediation methods and their suitability in relation to specific contaminations. Focus will be on bioremediation, phytoremediation and soil washing (extraction) methods. As a NOVA course, the teaching will logically address a wide range in the most decisive soil remediation parameters including climate, soil type and contaminant source, which will enable the students to act as environmentally friendly soil remediators both locally and globally.
Organizer: , LIFE
Fee: NOVA students (MSc and PhD), and domestic MSc students - no fee.
Other Nordic students and BOVA students - accommodation costs (to be announced later)
Other Baltic students and students from developing countries - 200 € NOVA standard course fee + accommodation costs (to be announced later)
Students from other countries, research institutes and industry - full course fee (to be announced later) + accommodation costs (to be announced later).
Application deadline: 15th june 2010, online course registration is now OPEN
For further information about the course click here
Utrecht Summer School: Analysis of Variance using SPSS and R
In this course a variety of analysis of variance (ANOVA) models is discussed, starting with a simple ANOVA but also including factorial designs and interaction effects, the inclusion of control variables, i.e., covariates (ANCOVA), and designs with within factors (repeated measures) and mixed between-within designs. The theory is presented in the mornings (lectures) and the afternoons are reserved for applications using both SPSS and R (computer lab).
The focus is not on the mathematics behind the statistical models but on applications in social (or other) sciences. Special attention will be paid for the problem of multiple testing and related issues like inflated Type I errors, alpha protection methods and subsequent reductions in power. On the last day of this course, an alternative for the classical ANOVA approach and subsequent post-hoc testing is presented. A non-technical introduction into Bayesian model selection for the evaluation of informative hypotheses is provided (including a computer lab in the afternoon where students practice with tailor-made software for this approach).
Time: 12 - 15 July, 2010
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Course Director: Dr.
Credits: Certificate of Attendance
• € 750 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 575 - Course + course materials
If you combine the courses Introduction to Multilevel Analysis and Analysis of Variance using SPSS and R you will get a discount of € 100. Please note: if you reserve housing you will receive € 50,00 extra discount if you combine the two courses!
To apply online or for further information: click here
SAFE - PhD School of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Aarhus University
Hands-on LC-MSMS analytical chemistry of phytochemicals
21 June - 2 July, 2010
Knowledge of advanced chemical analysis is a necessary tool in research on bioactive natural compounds from plants both when focus is on the compounds’ health effects and their defence properties against insects, weeds and diseases. Analytical chemistry can of course be studied in books, - but with practical laboratory work you will learn much more. The course will take place in a well-equipped laboratory at Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg,
Denmark. Three LCMSMS apparatuses will be available for the students during the course,
and the use of the equipment will be taught by our experienced technicians. Techniques on
the practical preparation of natural samples will be trained as well.
The course will include
Preparatory reading of course literature (sent by mail to the participants no later than two months before the start of the intensive part of the course)
Participation in a ten-days on residential course at Research Centre Flakkebjerg
Hand-in of a report no later than two weeks after the ten-days residential course
7.5 ECTS credit points (European Credit Transfer System).
The report is assessed as "passed" or "not passed". Presence at minimum 90% of theoretical and practical lessons is required as well to obtain the course diploma.
Inge S. Fomsgaard, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus
Senior Scientist Niels Henrik Hyttel Spliid, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus
Laboratory Technician Anne G. Mortensen
Laboratory Technician Bente Laursen
Laboratory Technician Kirsten Heinrichson
PhD student Jonas Lekfeldt
Other visiting lecturers will be announced later
The course venue is Research Centre Flakkebjerg, situated in Southwest Zealand, 10 km south of Slagelse, 100 west of Copenhagen. Research Centre Flakkebjerg hosts two departments of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University.
Complete adress of the venue is:
Department of Integrated Pest Management,
Research Centre Flakkebjerg
Tel: +45 89993500
Accommodation will be at Danhostel, DK-4200 Slagelse, approximately 8 km from Research Centre Flakkebjerg.
The accommodation will be in shared rooms.
Course coordinator: Inge S. Fomsgaard, Tel. no. +45 89993610 or +45 22283399, E-mail
PhD students registered at a Danish university with a special price according to university
agreement: 1000 €. Other PhD students or postdocs: 2500 €. Fee includes costs of accommodation and meals, transport between Danhostel and Research Centre Flakkebjerg, laboratory consumables and textbook.
Deadline for registration and payment: 15 April, 2010. Maximum number of participants: 16. First come, first served. Registration by e-mail to:
Download the flyer
RECETO / STAiR PhD summer school: Direct analytical methods for determining exposure and fate of organic chemicals in soils and sediments
August 22nd- 28th, 2010
Volume: 6 ECTS (to be confirmed)
Location: Aarhus University, National Environmental Research Institute,
Department of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, Roskilde, Denmark.
Research on soil and sediment contaminants is traditionally based on exhaustive extractions and total contaminant concentrations that in many instances are poor measures for contaminant exposure, effects and fate processes. The scope of this summer school is thus to present and discuss a range of conceptual and analytical approaches aiming at a more direct determination of environmental exposure and fate processes. Ideally, such approaches are suited for the direct determination of the relevant measure at the site of interest. Examples include (1) equilibrium partitioning techniques directed at exposure parameters such as freely dissolved concentrations
and chemical activity, (2) passive sampling devices for the measurement of diffusive and convective fluxes and (3) the application of isotopic enrichment or selected DNA/RNA as indicators for ongoing biodegradation. The lectures will not only present a diverse suite of “direct methods”, they will also inspire and challenge the students to develop and select direct methods for their own research. Some of the techniques will be demonstrated and applied in hands-on exercises. The students will either prepare an oral presentation prior to the summer school or write a report after the summer school.
Target group: PhD students within environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, soil science and ecotoxicology. Post Docs and M.Sc. students can also apply (second priority).
Teachers: Lectures will be given by (international) experts, list to be announced.
Course fee: 2500 dkr will cover accomodation in two-bed rooms, breakfast and a summer school dinnner.
Further information and registration:
This Summer School will be organized by Senior Scientists Philipp Mayer (email@example.com) and Kilian Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Aarhus University as well as Professor Jan Åke Jönsson (Lund University) within the framework of the Ph.D. programs RECETO
(www.receto.dk; Copenhagen University) and STAiR (www.stair.agrproject.dk; Aarhus University) as well as the EU project MODELPRO BE (www.modelprobe.ufz.de).
Download the summer school flyer.
9th International NCCR Climate Summer School "Adaptation an Mitigation: Responses to Climate
29 August – 3 September 2010, 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 southern Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 9th NCCR Climate Summer School 2010.
The topics covered at the NCCR Climate Summer School 2010 will include:
- Emission scenarios and the future of the global climate
- Economics of climate change: an overview
- Assessing costs and benefits of climate change
- Adaptation and Mitigation: instruments, strategic aspects and implementation
- Climate policy and international negotiations.
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 (1'200 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing countries.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 19 DECEMBER 2009
Successful applicants will be notified in February 2010.
University of Bern, , Zähringerstrasse 25, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland, Telephone +41 31 631 31 45, Telefax +41 31 631 43 38.
Find more information at the homepage of NCCR