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NFZ Summer School 2022 "FORBIODIV"

"Biodiversity, a key element for temperate forest ecosystems"


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21. - 27. August 2022
Davos (Eastern Switzerland)
SwissForestLab / WSL Biodiversity Center / NFZ.forestnet
Summer School
Ph.D. students (but also MSc in their last year and PostDocs) from any country in the world
700 CHF (exclusive of VAT). This includes accommodation (shared rooms) at the Hotel Shima, meals, course material and excursions

The goal of the SwissForestLab/WSL Biodiversity Center/NFZ Summer School 2022 is to provide an in-depth understanding of how and why biodiversity is a key element in the forest ecosystem. While focusing on temperate forests, we will highlight how biodiversity links to ecosystem functioning and to the benefits to people (ecosystem services). State-of-the-art knowledge and approaches will be presented and discussed considering the expectations of current and future forests from a scientific, forest management, and socio-economic perspective. You can find a preliminary program and more details in our flyer .

The summer school will take place from August 21 to 27, 2022 in Davos, eastern Switzerland, with the possibility to visit the scenic Dischma-Tal.

The participants will reflect on their own scientific work with respect to other disciplinary methods and discuss possible benefits of interdisciplinary approaches in their field.

The Summer School is open to PhD students (but also MSc in their last year and PostDocs) in forest research and related disciplines from any country in the world.

Application deadline is 15 May 2022, on the SwissForestLab website.

Organizing committee

  • Prof. Dr. Catherine Graham, WSL Biodiversity Center
  • Prof. Dr. Arthur Gessler, SwissForestLab, NFZ
  • Dr. Rafael Wüest Karpati, WSL Biodiversity Center
  • Dr. Stefan Hunziker, WSL
  • Dr. Julia Born, WSL
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If you have any questions, please contact the organizing committee via: swissforestlab_summerschool[at]