German-Romanian Summer School on on Pollination Ecology
In cooperation with the University of Turin (UNITO), the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity (iDiv) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research- UFZ organize a summer school in Italy focused on alpine plant demography. We invite students (Master or PhD level) from Germany and Italy to participate.
The summer school aims to provide an introduction to the demographic study of plant populations. This school will teach students how to collect plant demographic data in the field and how to perform basic demographic analyses that link abiotic drivers (e.g., climate) to plant population dynamics (e.g., population growth rates, extinction probability). The data collected will be analysed in order to:
- Quantify the basic demographic characteristics of alpine plant populations
- Determine how these demographic characteristics change across micro-topographical gradients
The summer school will take place jointly in Alagna, and at the Angelo Mosso Scientific Institute long term ecological research site (LTER, 45.8752, 7.8717). Field collection will be carried out nearby the LTER site, at about 2700m of altitude.