INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL From xylogenesis to dendroecology: dendrochronology, quantitative wood anatomy and stable isotopes

From xylogenesis to dendroecology: dendrochronology, quantitative wood anatomy and stable isotopes.

For graduate or post graduate students, young researchers, professional foresters, and forest consultant (Maximum 30 participants).

25-29 September 2017 Caserta, Portici (Naples)

The summer school will provide knowledge and tools to study and interpret environmental “signal stored” in wood based on a multidisciplinary approach: from xylogenesis to quantitative wood anatomy, tree-ring measurements, and tree-ring stable isotopes. It will show how understanding the dynamics of wood formation in response to environmental factors is pivotal to forecast forest response to ongoing climate changes.
The course will include theory, fieldwork, and hands-on laboratory sessions.
Students will be involved in all aspects of sample preparation and analysis as well as in data interpretation.
Fees: Tuition for the course is 450 euro to be paid by each participant on being informed of their acceptance. The fee covers the course costs and accomodation in two/three-beds room, morning breakfast and lunch, during the whole course period (check-in Tuesday 26 September 2017, check-out Friday 29 September 2017). A few single-bed rooms are also available at an extra cost. They will be assigned according to the first arrived first served rule.

Instructors and lecturers (in alphabetical order):
Giovanna Battipaglia (University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”-I )
Jesus Julio Camarero (Instituto Pirenaico de Ecologia, IPE-CSIC-S)
Marco Carrer (University of Padova-I)
Paolo Cherubini (Swiss Federal Research Institute_WSL-CH)
Veronica De Micco (University of Naples Federico II – I)
Cyrille Rathgeber (INRA, Nancy-Lorraine, F)
Jordi Voltas (University of Lleida-S)

More information coming soon.
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