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

25 October: Career talk and Bagel lunch with Pati Vitt

Pati Vitt (Plant Conservation Biologist, Chicago Botanic Garden, sDiv - sabbatical) talks about her career path and your questions concerning your own career planning.

11:00 – 12:00 Career talk and time for your questions (Metamorphosis, Interim III)
12:00 – 13:00 Bagel lunch sponsored by yDiv (Lounge, Interim III)

Please register here (you can register for career talk and/or lunch).

2 November: yDiv Meet & Write

yDiv Meet& Write takes place every first Friday each month. At our meet & write you will get space for your writing, structured writing units, and furthermore, you will get to know other yDivers.

5-9 November: Spatial Analysis and Modelling for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes

Spatial analysis tools and data handling exercises in biodiversity and ecosystem
analysis routines



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