SIU and ForBio course: Dead Wood Course

The Dead Wood Course, will be taught succeeding the Dead Wood Meeting on 6-7 August (arrivals day 5 Aug), where students and guest speakers would have a chance to present and discuss their dead wood research. During that meeting, plenary talks by researchers and flashlight talks plus poster presentations by students will create an environment for student communication, and will close the gap between university lectures and the real-life of a researcher and a conservationist. ForBio encourages members to participate in the meeting part but will not cover expenses.

The Dead Wood Course itself will be a 3.5-day intensive beginner-oriented course, on 8-11 August, comprising of lectures, workshops, excursions, and a book exam. This course is based on the reworked program of 2013. The course will cover a broad range of topics, such as biodiversity in dead wood in boreal and temperate environments, biodiversity conservation and restoration, and of course identification of all kinds of lignicolous organisms.

The spacious biological station has a number of differently sized lecture rooms and (mostly shared) accommodation facilities. We will have participation support for under- and postgraduate students coming from Nordic countries as well as for invited speakers and teachers. We also welcome participants from all other countries, who will however need to find own resources to cover the costs.

Organizers: Dmitry Schigel, Maria Faticov, Anu Hakkarainen, Anna Norberg

Teachers: Dmitry Schigel & invited teachers

Course credit: 3-4 ECTS

Travel, accommodation and food: Bus transportation from & to Helsinki railway station via airport is provided. ForBio members will be covered for room (max 5 nights) and board (max 4 days) at Lammi during the course. In addition, ForBio members based in Norway will be covered for travel expenses. NB Travel to Helsinki from Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Stockholm is inexpensive. ForBio associates are encouraged to participate, but will need to cover their own expenses.

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Application deadline: May 20th, 2016 (or before if full capacity is reached).

Published May 2, 2016 9:23 AM - Last modified May 6, 2016 9:53 PM