29 August 2015
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv),
an international hub for biodiversity science, will organize its first
summer school Biodiversity Synthesis from 23 to 29 August 2015 in
The summer school gives 20 young scientists the opportunity
to interact with the various biodiversity research groups at iDiv.
Mirroring our range of expertise, we will focus on a different scale
every day, starting from molecular level and finishing to ecosystems.
The programme will consist of keynote lectures, hands-on exercises,
discussions, excursions, participant presentations, as well as group
work around the theme of biodiversity synthesis. Excursions will be
organised to our biodiversity platforms and to interesting locations
The application deadline for the course is Sunday, 26 April 2015.
The lead teacher of the summer school is Jonathan Chase, iDiv
Professor and leader of the research group in Biodiversity Synthesis.
Other lecturers will include senior scientific staff at iDiv, as well as
The summer school is aimed mainly at PhD students working on
biodiversity topics, but also applications from advanced master’s
level students and early-stage post-doctoral researchers will be
EUR 0: Due to financial support from our partners, the participants are only expected to pay a registration fee of EUR 150.00 per applicant. This covers the costs of teaching and materials, coffee breaks, lunch, field visits and the cultural programme.
Each applicant is expected to cover the costs of their travel, accommodation and evening meals (except when costs are covered as part of the summer school programme).
Thanks to financial support from the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD), we are able to grant funding for ten