18 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019

SwissForestLab / NFZ.forestnet
Davos, Eastern Switzerland

Forest Resilience – SwissForestLab/NFZ Summer School


Resilience of Forest Ecosystems under Global Change

Goal of the Summer School 2019
The goal of the SwissForestLab/NFZ Summer School 2019 is to provide an in-depth understanding of the resilience of forest ecosystems under the impact of global change and the management of forests to improve their resilience taking into account not only the natural science background but also the socio-economic and political boundary conditions.

Participants will reflect their own work with respect to other disciplines and discuss possible benefits of interdisciplinary approaches in their field. Ultimately, the participants will get to know the interfaces of their own research with other methods and approaches. This will increase the impact and the relevance of their work.

Extended application deadline: 19 Mai 2019.

700 Swiss Francs (exclusive of VAT). This includes accommodation (shared rooms) at the Hotel Shima (https://www.shima-davos.ch/) and meals from dinner on Aug. 18 to breakfast on Aug. 24, course material and excursions. Accepted participants are expected to bear travel costs to Davos.

Registration and website


Invited Keynotes
Resilience of ecosystems: basics and impact of climate change
Prof. Ansgar Kahmen (Uni Basel)
Dr. Damien Bonal (INRA)
Prof. Arthur Gessler (WSL)

Cross-scale: resilience in space and time
Dr. Georg von Arx (WSL)
Dr. Martin Gossner (WSL)
Dr. Heike Puhlmann (FVA)
Prof. Alexandra-Maria Klein (Uni Freiburg)

Economic, political and management perspectives
Dr. Georg Winkel (EFI Bonn)
Dr. Marielle Brunette (INRA)
Prof. Marc Hanewinkel (Uni Freiburg)
Prof. Harald Bugmann (ETH Zürich)
Prof. Roland Olschewski (WSL)

Interdisciplinary methods and scientific impact
Prof. Erwin Dreyer (INRA)
Dr. Claude Garcia (ETH Zurich)
Dr. Peter Bebi (WSL/SLF)
Thomas Bettler (FOEN)
Ben Turner (Forestry Albula/Alvra)

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