Welcome to yDiv – the Graduate School of iDiv

yDiv is a graduate school for young biodiversity researchers from across the world. The interdisciplinary character of iDiv is a challenge that yDiv transfers into an opportunity for doctoral researchers by offering the chance for professional and personal development.

At yDiv, doctoral researchers can approach biodiversity science beyond their specialization. yDiv inspires them to use different approaches for their research (from theory and fundamental science to applied aspects of nature conservation and policy), different investigation objects (single organisms, manipulated communities, ecosystems) and different methodologies (modelling, field experiments, molecular ecology).

Learn how to join yDiv or read more about our programme in the PhD Guide (PDF).

Upcoming Events and Courses

11 January: yDiv Meet & Write

yDiv Meet & Write takes place every first Friday of the month. At our meet & write you will get space for your writing, structured writing units, and furthermore, you will get to know other yDivers.
Please write us an email (ydiv@idiv.de) if you would like to attend.

4-5 February: Scientific Writing Workshop

This two-day workshop enables life scientists to communicate their research clearly
and effectively. Through numerous writing examples and relevant exercises as well as
class discussions, participants learn how to describe their research findings in a
publication containing a flowing narrative with a clear “take home message”.

18-22 February 2018: Science Policy

Participants get an overview of main current biodiversity policy issues, opportunities and challenges working at the science-policy interface. The course includes a basic training in participatory knowledge exchange and science communication and an excursion to Berlin.

25 February: Git Basics - For Beginner-Level Git Users

In a four-hour session, participants will get a hands-on introduction to Git – the distributed version control system. Participants will learn to keep track of the history of their projects and to collaborate on these projects.

26-27 February: Agent-based Modeling with NetLogo: A Short Introduction

The course enables participants to better understand the rationale and methodology of existing ABMs, to think more clearly about developing your own ABMs, and to facilitate collaboration with professional modelers.



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