Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden in a co-operation with University of Arctic Thematic Networks on Global Change and Arctic Medicine.
More information: Kirsi Latola. Thule Institute, P.O.Box 7300, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland, tel. +358 8 553 3565, fax +358 8 553 3564, email: kirsi.latola(at)oulu.fi.
Language: The official language of the course is English.
Registration: Registration opens at course website in January 2nd, 2012, deadline February 17th 2012. Number of PhD students for the course is limited to 20.
Topic 1: Long-term environmental changes (climate, permafrost, feed-back mechanisms, ecology)
Topic 2: Changes in snow, what snow and ice means to Sámi and impacts of changes in snow
Topic 3: People’s health and wellbeing, infections, injuries and security, genetics, adaptation to climate change
Topic 4: Adaptation to climate change, sustainable land and resource use
Topic 1 Prof Terry Callaghan, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr Margareta Johansson, Lund University & Prof Bo Svensson Linköping University
Topic 2: Dr Jan-Åge Riseth, NORUT, Norway & Dr Cecilia Johansson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Topic 3: Prof Birgitta Evengård, Umeå University, Sweden, Prof Ulf Gyllensten, Uppsala University, Sweden & Prof Arja Rautio, University of Oulu, Finland
Topic 4: Prof Terry Callaghan, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Ass Prof Christer Jonasson, Abisko Scientific Research Station.
Course includes student presentations and assignments which will be informed in second circular. The course also includes outdoor activities. Students will be awarded 5-6 ECTS of completion of the whole course with the presentation (short presentation = 5 ECTS, long presentation with written abstract 6 ECTS).
The course is funded by Nordforsk Top-level Research Initiative “Effect studies and adaptation to climate change” as the fourth course organized by the Nordic Network “People and Ecosystems in a changing world”. The participation for the whole week will give PhD students certificates for gaining credits in their home organizations. Nordic PhD students are asked to apply for free participation including the travel grant, free admission and free accommodation when submitting the registration form.
SNOWTALKS A PhD Training course on multidisciplinary issues related snow and climate change effects on it
Mon, Nov 21, 2011
March 19 – 23, 2011, Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden. Course will cover the long-term environmental changes and ecological studies of plants and animals, but also the relations between land use and people and changes in people’s health and wellbeing and security due to changes in climate (e.g. changes in snow and ice conditions). Case studies of climate and environmental changes, especially on snow will form the basis for evaluating the interactions between ecosystems and people.