iDiv Summer School 2020 - Pollination Ecology

Aktuelle Information: Aufgrund der Corona-Situation musste die iDiv Summer School 2020 abgesagt werden. Wir hoffen, die Sommerschule in 2021 anbieten zu können.

Das Deutsche Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätszentrum (iDiv) führt vom 5.-12. Juli 2020 seine sechste  Sommerschule für DoktorandInnen in Leipzig durch, diesmal zum Thema Pollination Ecology. Sie können sich ab März 2020 bewerben.

Weitere Informationen zur Bewerbung, zum Thema sowie zum Programm finden Sie ab Februar 2020 auf der englischen Webseite.


The course will introduce the study of plant-pollinator interactions and teach students how to collect data on plant-pollinator networks in the field and to perform analyses in order to assess the structure and dynamics of these networks. Fieldwork will be conducted in small groups guided by instructors. The data collected will be analyzed in order to identify pollinating insects (Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera) to broad taxonomic groups and determine the structure of the plant-pollinator visitation networks for different communities of co-flowering plant species. One goal of the summer school is to work on a collaborative manuscript examining how the structure of plant-pollinator interactions changes across gradients of land use (agricultural and urban).

A colorful side program for social activities with a sightseeing tour of Leipzig and BBQ will be offered to allow time for networking and having fun.

Date and venue

The summer school takes place from 6 to 11 July 2020 at iDiv, which is located at the BioCity Leipzig. The site has good transport connections to the immediate vicinity of the university’s natural science campus.

The address is BioCity Leipzig, Deutscher Platz 5, 04103 Leipzig


As course fee, all participants are expected to pay EUR 165. This covers the costs of teaching and materials, coffee breaks and lunch, the cultural programme, and the accommodation. All participants will be provided a single room in a two-room apartment in the city center (Apartment Central) from 5-12 July (7 nights).

Participants are generally asked to cover the costs of their trip and any meals (except when included as part of the summer school programme).

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