The course will start with a day of lectures on biodiversity and the society, where an insight into how international negotiation is conducted and what´s on the political agendas e.g. CDB, IPBES, REDD+, and IPCC. Furthermore, there will be lectures on the environmental economic issues on biodiversity, for instance what is the TEEB (the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) report all about? The rest of the week will be focused on the biological part of biodiversity, where talks will be given on how to measure biodiversity, biodiversity and ecosystem function, phylogenetic and functional diversity, and also diversity across scale, ecosystem services and how to model ecosystem changes. These lectures will be mixed with exercises to try to get the theoretical parts into your research. There will also be literature sent out beforehand that needs to be read before the start of the course.
Date & hour: 9/3/2012 at 12:01 AM till 9/7/2012 at 11:59 PM
Organizer: Life Science
Location: the Ågren Residence Gothenburg, Sweden