PhD Courses

Last changed: 13 May 2019

Upcoming courses organized by FoSW.

Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry

A PhD course in the Krycklan catchment September 19-25, 2019. 'Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry' addresses the foundational concepts and modern challenges within the broad field of watershed science.

More information here.

Multivariate methods for ecologists, 4,5 hp

October 2019. Open for applications.

Coordinator Ulf Grandin.

More information is available here.

Ecosystem functioning: From theory to application, 3hp

Planned for autumn 2019. Please contact course coordinator Brendan McKie for more information.

Overview of the concept “ecosystem functioning in soil and aquatic ecosystems”, theory and practical applications. Literature review & intense one-week seminary.

To communicate science, 2 hp

Planned for spring 2019. Research school cooperation, responsible RS: FFB Focus on Food and Biomaterials. Please contact Galia Zamaratskaia for more information. How to plan and perform an effective communication using different methods and channels.

Uncertainty modeling

Planned for spring 2019. Please contact Maria Kahlert for more information.

Catchment and connectivity modeling of water bodies, 4 hp

Planned for autumn 2019. Research school cooperation, please contact Maria Kahlert for more information.

Overview of various ecosystems models. Applications of the new Swedish elevation data. External international experts from public and private sector will participate as teachers. Intense hands-on week, including literature meetings and model exercises.

Previous PhD Courses


PNG0079 Mini-course: UN Sustainable Development goals: relevance, achievements, conflicts and politics. Workshop 8th of February 2019, Uppsala, and optional ‘mini-course’, 1 ECTS.Syllabus. Find detailed information about the workshop 8th of February here

PNS0169 Traditional and molecular methods to assess biodiversity. Focus on DNA (meta)barcoding & Aquatic Organisms, 7hp.Detailed schedule is available here (pdf). Course page with syllabus.

PNS0171. Nitrogen cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, 4hp. 25-29th of March 2019

Understanding and coding the R programming language, 2 hp. April 1-5 (Mon-Fri) 2019. Course flyer. Course plan.


PNG0044 How to write and publish a scientific paper, 4.5 HEC

Ecological stability in times of rapid environmental change (3 credits). 15 – 19 October, 2018

Multivariate Methods for Ecologists (3 + 1.5 ECTS), 12 – 16 Feb 2018,  Optional 19 Feb – 2 March

Understanding & Coding the R Programming Language (2 ECTS), April 23 - 27th 2018, Course flyer & Course plan

Organic micropollutants in the aquatic environment – measurements and transport processes (5 ECTS), April 11 - May 16 2018, Course web page & More information about the course


Reviewing and Summarizing Science: A guide on how to navigate through and ocean of paper (2ECTS), 15 to 18 May 2017

Phosphorus cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (3 ECTS), 12 to 16 June 2017

Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry (7.5 ECTS), September 14 - 20 2017


How to write and publish a scientific paper (4.5 HEC), 18 Aug 2016 - 26 Jan 2017

Soil systems: Analytical methods for integrating the chemical, biophysical interface in soils (3 ECTS), 5 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016

Minerals in soils and sediments and their X-ray identification and quantification, 5.0 credits, 2016-04-11

Multivariate methods for ecologists 3 (+1.5 optional) ECTS, 2016-02-29


Organic micropollutants in the aquatic environment – measurements and transport processes 5 hp, 2015-04-13

Systems Analysis, Model Building and Simulation 6.0 (+1.5) ECTS, 2015-09-14

Carbon cycling: from molecular to global processes, 3 (+1.5 Optional) ECTS, 2015-09-30

Ecological stability vs resilience: straightening up concepts and making them useful for management 3.0 ECTS, 2015-10-26


Linear mixed models and experimental design with applications to agricultural field experiments 3 ECTS, 2014-01-27

Ecosystem Functioning: From Theory to Application Post graduate course, Biology and Environmental Assessment 3 ECTS, 2014-11-17

X-ray image processing and analyses 3.0 credits, 18 - 21 November 2014.


How to write and publish a scientific paper 3 ECT, 3 September - 12 November, 2013

Statistics in Practice, 2013-09-06

Research communication with the media: training and skills acquisition 2 HEC, 2013-10-01

Biogeochemical cycles at different scales 3 HEC, 2013-10-21


Research communication with the media: training and skills acquisition 1.5 HEC, 2012-03-06

Biogeochemical cycles at different scales 3 ECTS, 2012-03-12

The role of DOC and DON in plant-soil C and N cycling 5.0 HEC, 2012-03-20

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Natural Scientist 3 HEC, oct-nov 2012


Soil systems: Integrating the chemical & biophysical interface in soils, 2011-03-02

Ecosystem services in soil and water research 3-4 ECTS, May-June 2011


An introduction to R and MS Access (1.5 ECTS), February 2010

Constraints on decomposition, March 2010

PhD-course 'Soil Organic Matter Modeling'


PhD-course "Climate impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems"

PhD-course "Legumes: Plant - soil interactions and agricultural applications"

Biogeochemical cycles at different scales, april 2009


Soil and Water Chemistry Modelling 5 (+2 optional) ECTS, May 2008

PhD-course ''Modelling of chemical and hydrological processes using PHREEQC''

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