Netherlands, Utrecht

Darwin Summer School on Biogeosciences 2012

when 1 July 2012 - 13 July 2012
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 895

The second edition of the Darwin Summer School will give you a state-of-the-art introduction to the field of Biogeosciences. The aim is to understand the functioning of global, regional and local ecosystems, focusing on change and feedback at all time scales in and between biotic and abiotic components of a changing Earth. Main subjects will be ocean acidification and the carbon cycle, microbial ecology and biomarkers, terrestrial carbon cycling and climate reconstructions. In the past, present and future.
More than 30 leading senior scientists will provide you with the latest results in research on these subjects. This Summer School is all about interdisciplinary research: you are expected to work on the interface of biology, earth sciences, chemistry and physics.

The Darwin Center for Biogeosciences is a successful network promoting truly interdisciplinary research on how System Earth is working under continuously changing conditions. The Center integrates 20 excellent Dutch research groups into a single national institute. The 64 research projects started to date involve 52 PhD students and 12 postdocs working on research topics such as climate reconstructions, the carbon and nitrogen cycle, microbiological processes and ocean acidification.

Course leader

Dr. Laura Villanueva, Dr. Martijn Deenen

Target group

This Summer School aims at enthusiastic and motivated MSc students, and PhD students interested in a state-of-the-art introduction to the field of Biogeosciences.

Course aim

The second edition of the Darwin Summer School will give you a state-of-the-art introduction to the field of Biogeosciences. The aim is to understand the functioning of global, regional and local ecosystems, focusing on change and feedback at all time scales in and between biotic and abiotic components of a changing Earth. Main subjects will be ocean acidification and the carbon cycle, microbial ecology and biomarkers, terrestrial carbon cycling and climate reconstructions. In the past, present and future.

Credits info

3 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 895: Course + course materials + housing

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