07.07.2016 | yDiv

Second iDiv Summer School brings together young researchers from five continents in Leipzig

The participants from 5 continents and the project leaders

Summer School participants work "hands-on" in research projects

Prof. Nico Eisenhauer takes the participants to the field at Jena Experiment

Geographer Ronny Schmidt gives an insight into the restauration of a mining landscape

Nineteen young researchers from five continents got together in Leipzig from 19 to 25 July 2016 for the 2nd iDiv Summer School to learn about biodiversity synthesis and integration. Together with experienced researchers from iDiv and UFZ they worked “hands-on” in four specifically for the summer school designed research projects. The groups will continue their collaboration after the course aiming at a publication. Daily lectures by senior researchers rounded up the program, during which the Summer School participants touched on topics like biodiversity governance, biodiversity data management, team working, big experiments, and the development of a big data platform and had the chance for mutual exchange with the lecturers. The excursion invited the group into the Leipziger Neuseenland, where geographer Ronny Schmidt from Leipzig University illustrated the restauration of a former mining landscape from a pedological, geological, ecological and sociological point of view.

Find more information about the iDiv Summer School 2016 on the course website.

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