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.
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).
Please submit your application using our online portal. In addition to personal information, you should be prepared to submit the following information:
1) A motivation letter stating your motivation, and how the participation to the summer school is relevant to you and to your career objectives
2) An up-to-date CV
The application deadline is Sunday, 5 April 2020, and each applicant will be informed about admission in the end of April. The selection of candidates will be done by the project leaders.
The maximum number of participants is 15. The gender and nationality of applicants will be taken into account to maintain diverse participation.
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