Upcoming courses organized by FoSW.
29 October 2018 – 25 February 2019. Research school cooperation, responsible RS: Organism Biology. Deadline for application is 15th of October, 2018.
Relevance, achievements, synergies, conflicts and politics.
Workshop 8th of February 2019, Uppsala, and optional ‘mini-course’, 1 ECTS
Cooperation of RS Focus on Soils and Water, Ecology- basics and applications, Organism Biology, Society and Landscape (SSPSD) and Focus on Food and Biomaterials (FFB)
The purpose of the mini-course and workshop is to increase PhD students’ awareness for the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Swedish Environmental Quality Objectives (EQO). An overarching goal is to inform about possible conflicts and synergies when working with the SDG and EQO regarding environmental monitoring, research, and other commitments under international agreements. Focus will be on ways of communication to improve the implication of the goals and objectives to work for the final goal of a sustainable use of our natural resources.
Develop your skills to both perform, communicate, and critically evaluate studies that utilize DNA-based taxonomy! This course offers a comprehensive overview of the paradigm shift from traditional morphology-based to novel molecular organism identification approaches. We will cover the use of molecular tools in both basic research and for applied use with a focus on aquatic ecosystem assessment, from species collection to the use of diversity in environmental legislation. Gained knowledge will be examined by creating public Wikipedia pages and a collaborative Open Access publication of all participants.
Course Dates: Intensive course week 25-29th of March 2019, Uppsala; course period with distance homework 18th of March to 31st of May 2019.
Organiser: Cooperation of research schools FoSW and Ecology with the COST network DNAqua-Net.
The course is free for PhD-students from SLU and from the COST network DNAqua-Net* (*including travel and lodging). Application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning of March 2019
Please contact course coordinator Anke Herrmann for more information.
N cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Literature review & intense one-week seminar with invited external international scientists.
Planned for June 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.
Planned for spring 2019. Research school cooperation, responsible RS: Ecology. Please contact Helena Bylund for more information.
Basic knowledge in R programming language and tools for programming, processing data and analyses.
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.
Planned for spring 2019. Please contact Maria Kahlert for more information.
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.
Course inquiry for winter 2018/2019:
Are you interested in a PhD course on Nitrogen cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (tentative course title)? The research school Focus on Soils & Water is planning to organize such a course during winter 2018/2019 and would like to know whether you are interested in participating. If so, please get in touch with Anke.Herrmann@slu.se
Course inquiry for Spring 2019:
Focus on Soils & Water is planning to organize a course on Carbon cycling: from molecular to global processes (course organizers: Björn Lindahl, José Ledesma). The course will consist of weekly literature meetings during late April/May and a 1-week workshop (preliminary date 28th of May until 1st of June 2018). The course plan is currently under revision but we would like to know who is potentially interested in such a course.
If you are interested and/or have questions regarding the course, please contact Björn Lindahl: Bjorn.Lindahl@slu.se
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
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
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
Biogeochemical cycles at different scales 3 HEC, 2013-10-21
Biogeochemical cycles at different scales 3 ECTS, 2012-03-12
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
Biogeochemical cycles at different scales, april 2009