PhD course spring 2004
Brorfelde - dates to be announced
Organisers: Sten Struwe, Søren Christensen, and Annelise Kjøller
Aim: The course aims at giving a general overview of ecosystems of the world and will focus on sensitive processes of interest in a Global change context. The course will also give an introduction for non-specialists to investigation of key-processes and tools to analyse biodiversity with emphasis on soil organisms.
Form and duration of course: Workshop in Copenhagen, followed by 4 days in Brorfelde consisting of lectures, practical demonstrations and discussions.
Location: Brorfelde field station in western Sjælland near Tølløse
Evaluation: Group report
Programme from previous version of the course below:
Day 1 Thematic meeting in Copenhagen See special program
Ecosystem processes and biodiversity – Effects of climate change and land-use changes on sensitive systems.
Day 2 Ecosystem day
Sven Jonasson, KU Effect of global change in northern ecosystems!
Luc Abbadie, ENS Paris: The savanna ecosystem, nitrogen cycling and control mechanisms
Kjeld Rasmussen, KU: Remote sensing of ecosystem processes at large scales in West Africa.
Olle Andrén, SLU Agricultural University Uppsala: Carbon-balances in soils
Round table on ecosystem sensitivity
Day 3 Process day
Luc Abbadie, ENS Paris: Soil organic matter dynamics in the lab and a conceptual modelling approach
Teis Mikkelsen, Risø: Photosynthesis – sensitivity to CO2 concentration
Claus Beier, Risø: Experimental manipulation of the climate in terrestrial ecosystems at field scale - how do we do it ?
Claus Beier, Risø: Effects of warming and drought on ecosystem functioning in seminatural shrublands in Europe - results from the CLIMOOR project
Volkmar Wolters, Uni Giessen: Resource quality, Secondary productivity - decomposition
Karl Ritz, SCRI Dundee: Microflora
Flemming Ekelund, KU: Microfauna and interactions with microflora
P: Soil, processes and organisms
Day 4 Greenhouse gas day
Kim Pilegaard, Risø: Experimental determination of C-fluxes in forest ecosystems, with examples from the beech forest, Lille Bøgeskov.
Torben R Christensen, Uni Lund: Gas exchange soil-vegetation-atmosphere ??
Anders Priemé, KU: GHG-gas emissions (and uptake) in different ecosystems
Michael Andersson, KU: Gas-emissions from savanna soils
Sten Struwe, KU: Nitrous oxide as a indicator for soil activity
P: Gas measurements
Day 5 Carbon and Kyoto day
Lars Krog, KU: Estimation of soil organic carbon stocks in Denmark
Torben R Christensen, Uni Lund: Kyoto protocol??
Lasse Ringius, UNEP CCEE Risø: GHG models/International negotiations
Gary Geernaert, DMU (NERI): Environment policies - IPCC
Summing-up of practical work
General discussion and evaluation
P: practical classes or demonstrations in the afternoon
The course is open to PhD students from both Danish and foreign universities and institutions. The language will be English.
Registration should take place before XXX to the COGCI secretariat, Ole Lansø at Dept. of general microbiology, Sølvgade 83H, 1307 Copenhagen K.
Phone +45 35 32 20 50, Fax: +45 35 32 20 40, E-mail: . Molbio.ku.dk
Reasonable costs for accommodation and food will be charged to non-COGCI students. – approx. 700 DKK.
Søren Christensen Annelise Kjøller Sten Struwe