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MICMoR Technical Short Course: Putting People on the Land. Introducing the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems, climate and society.

last modified Oct 24, 2014 06:04 PM
The Helmholtz Research School MICMoR and the EU Project LUC4C organize the school, held at the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (KIT/IMK-IFU).
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When
Mar 03, 2015 09:30 AM to Mar 06, 2015 01:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC100)
Where
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)
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The terrestrial biosphere forms the interface between the atmosphere and much of the Earth’s land surface; it mediates the carbon, nitrogen and hydrological cycles, and profoundly influences the surface energy balance. Thus, the biosphere exerts a substantial control on both local and global climate, particularly through its sequestration of anthropogenic carbon emissions. It also performs a wide range of other services such as the provision of food and raw materials, removal of air pollutants and suppression of pests and diseases. However, the composition and performance of the biosphere is greatly influenced by human-induced alteration of the climate and atmospheric composition, whilst anthropogenic land-use change has completely transformed ecosystems and their interactions with the surrounding Earth system.

This course aims to give a broad overview of the role of the terrestrial biosphere in the Earth system, with a strong focus on anthropogenic land-use change and management, and their implications. The course consists of lectures and model-based practical sessions. It is especially aimed at those new to the field, although more experienced reseachers are welcome. The venue will be the beautiful town (and ski resort!) of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.


To apply please send a motivation letter (max. 1 page), a CV and a recommendation letter from your supervisor or mentor to the MICMoR Coordination Office at <[Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]> by Monday, 24th November 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by 15th December. There is a course fee of € 60. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

 

The original ad has been published on CLIMLIST on 24/10/2014.

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