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  • Practical information 2015 — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    2015 v2 pdf PDF document 154 kB 158121 bytes ALTERNetSummerSchool 2 12 September 2015 Peyresq France Application deadline 27 May 2015 18 00 CET Sections About the ALTER Net Summer School Essential documents for attendees Biographies 2015 Student project Travel Companion 2015 Practical information 2015 Programme Speakers Practical information Apply More Contact Flyer Download the Flyer Newsletter Stay in touch with our Summer School e Newsletter ALTER Net is supported

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  • Programme — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    and ecosystem services Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services Linking biodiversity research with policy and the public Participatory methods Conflict resolution Speakers See the list of confirmed speakers Here are the biographies of all participants speakers students etc Project work During the Summer School students will work on a small project ALTERNetSummerSchool 2 12 September 2015 Peyresq France Application deadline 27 May 2015 18 00 CET Sections About the ALTER

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  • Speakers — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    then eventually led to my PhD in Kenya on the downstream impacts of dams on the floodplain forests of the Tana River I have worked on wetlands ever since mostly on the regeneration and restoration of European floodplain forests with funding from the EU and in the company of many delightful European academics with whom I have hugely enjoyed working in partnership In recent years I have carried out my research closer to home at a local fen wetland called Wicken Fen It is a small National Nature Reserve famous for its invertebrate diversity and over the last twenty years has been expanding by converting adjacent intensively farmed arable land to new wetland habitats A group of Cambridge based academics and conservation NGOs became interested in trying to find ways of measuring and comparing the ecosystem services of the restored wetlands at Wicken Fen with those of the adjacent land still used for arable agriculture We eventually produced a toolkit for ecosystem services assessment called TESSA http tessa tools for use at any site of biodiversity conservation interest I found working on this toolkit very challenging from a technical angle but also remain quite skeptical about whether or not this kind of valuation is a good approach to helping conserve nature I look forwards to some lively debates on this topic while in Peyresq My university web page address is http ww2 anglia ac uk ruskin en home faculties fst departments lifesciences staff doctor franc hughes html Back to top Thomas Koetz IPBES secretariat DE Carsten Neßhöver UFZ DE born in Cologne works as Deputy Head of the Department of Conservation Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ in Leipzig Germany He holds an MSc and PhD in Geo ecology from the University of Bayreuth His work focuses mainly on the science policy interfaces for biodiversity and ecosystem services from national to global level This work is carried out at UFZ in the interdisciplinary UFZ science policy expert group see http www ufz de index php en 31833 Before joining the UFZ in 2004 he worked at the University of Bayreuth Bayreuth Centre for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research BITÖK on his PhD in the field of experimental biodiversity and ecosystem functioning research and on developing concepts for improving science policy interfaces At UFZ Carsten is in charge of the implementation of the national platform for biodiversity research in Germany together with other partners www biodiversity de On the European level he was the coordinator of the Coordination Action KNEU www biodiversitknowledge eu designing a network of knowledge to better support evidence based policy making in Europe Other EU projects he was involved in include SPIRAL BIOPLATFORM and FRAP Also Carsten serves as secretary of the Steering Committee of EPBRS and is involved in the management board of ALTER Net From 2008 to 2010 he was vice coordinator of the Scientific Coordination carried out by UFZ for the international study on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity TEEB www teebweb org which aims at outlining the relevance of sustaining biodiversity for human well being in economic terms Link to Carsten s website is http www ufz de index php en 4973 Back to top Taru Peltola Irstea FR I spent my childhood in a small village in Eastern Finland in the middle of forests Although I did not understand it then I happened to live through an era of local environmental awakening and forest conflicts This might have affected my career choices Interested in environmental social science I began studying geography at the University of Joensuu and environmental policy at the University of Tampere graduated 1997 and took my PhD 2007 at the University of Tampere I am a senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE currently on leave to work as a senior environmental sociologist at the French National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture Irstea In addition I act as an adjunct professor at the University of Eastern Finland teaching natural resources policy Major part of my work has dealt with forests and forestry In my thesis I studied the use of timber resources in bioenergy production and my post doctoral project focused on the use of ecological knowledge in forestry Moreover I am interested in animals living in the forest My current projects include research on human bear cohabitation wolf dog conflicts illegal hunting and wildlife tourism in rural areas In my research I have tried to understand the possibilities to achieve changes in established social and economic practices towards more sustainable ones and resolve the problems related to society nature interaction Fabien Quetier BIOTOPE FR Back to top Mark Rounsevell Univ of Edinburgh UK is Professor of Rural Economy and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh His research focuses on the effects of environmental change on rural and urban landscapes with an emphasis on land use change modelling and socio ecological systems analysis These methods are used to explore the effect of alternative futures of climate and other environmental change drivers on society and land use systems He was a lead author to the 2 nd 3 rd 4 th and 5 th Assessment Reports of Working Group II of the IPCC and is a member of the Expert Panel of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment phase 2 He is also a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Future Earth AIMES project Analysis Integrated Modelling of the Earth System and has contributed to the scoping of the IPBES Regional Assessments Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity Ecosystem Services He coordinates the European Commission funded OPERAs project OPerationalizing Ecosystem Research Applications www operas project eu and contributes to the LUC4C project Land use change assessing the net climate forcing and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation luc4c eu and IMPRESSIONS project Impacts and risks from high end scenarios Strategies for innovative solutions www impressions project eu Webpage www ed ac uk schools departments geosciences people indv 1543 cw xml person

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  • Project work — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    to work on a small project This year s project is called Safeguarding human wellbeing and biodiversity in the Verdon catchment ShiVa You can find project details here ALTERNetSummerSchool 2 12 September 2015 Peyresq France Application deadline 27 May 2015 18 00 CET Sections About the ALTER Net Summer School Essential documents for attendees Programme Speakers Speakers Project work Practical information Apply More Contact Flyer Download the Flyer Newsletter Stay

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  • Getting to Peyresq — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    easiest method is to first travel to Nice and then take the picturesque train called the Chemins de Fer de Provence which goes from Nice through the mountains to Digne Here is the timetable for the Chemins de Fer de Provence Leave the train at Annot from where we arrange transport to Peyresq Important Please do not leave the train at the stop called Peyresq because this is in the river valley from where you would have to climb an hour uphill to the village Note that in Nice the train leaves from the Gare de Provence which is about 10 minutes walk from the main station Gare de Nice Ville You can use this map JPG file for your walk between the two stations If you do not have the time to take the train from the Gare de Provence in Nice here is the map of the location of the Gare in Lingostière which is just outside Nice By car it takes about 1 5 hours from Nice Where is Peyresq View Larger Map Maps Some maps are provided to help you reach Peyresq Practical information to help you plan your stay in Peyresq Please see this practical

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  • Maps — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    the train from the Gare de Provence in Nice here is the map of the location of the Gare in Lingostière which is just outside Nice ALTERNetSummerSchool 2 12 September 2015 Peyresq France Application deadline 27 May 2015 18 00 CET Sections About the ALTER Net Summer School Essential documents for attendees Programme Speakers Practical information Maps When in Peyresq Apply More Contact Flyer Download the Flyer Newsletter Stay in

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  • When in Peyresq — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    would Some participants bring binoculars Although it is usually sunny September can bring quite thick fog and rain so please come prepared for wet weather too Domestic duties you ll need to do your bit A small staff helps to make our stay in Peyresq even more agreeable by tending to the meals and washing up but you and your room mate students share rooms will be responsible for making your beds and keeping your room clean There is a washing machine in the hamlet that we can use How much money should I bring There are no shops in the hamlet and nothing to spend money on so the absence of a cash machine will not be a problem Please bring some cash with you however since we like to give the staff a small gratuity for their support and although the bar is free we also like to leave something to help to compensate for our consumption The internet and cell phones it s limited There is usually access to the internet through the Wi Fi in the lecture theatre but bandwidth is tiny so do not expect to Skype or do much more than up and down load email An unsubstantiated rumour floats around that there might be better internet access in one particular building in a village that is 25 minutes drive away If there is a thunderstorm we will unplug all electrical equipment to prevent a lightning strike frying all the electronics Cell phone coverage is good in parts of the hamlet and absent in others but you can usually depend on being able to use your mobile phone from somewhere in Peyresq Local transport it s also limited The hamlet lies 4km up the road from the nearest settlement which consists mainly of a

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  • Apply — ALTER-Net: Europe's ecosystem research network
    conveners will assess all the applications and will contact every applicant with their decision Application form Key dates Who is the Summer School for The ALTER Net summer schools are open to young graduate and post graduate scientists from the network partners and universities in Europe Two participants from developing countries can participate as well The summer school is limited to 32 participants who are selected with the goal of achieving an optimal mix among regions disciplines and gender Please note that adequate English skills are required and all participants are expected to present a poster on their own research What does it cost Participants must cover a part of the cost for the school through a registration fee of 800 This includes all local costs including lectures meals refreshments the field trip and accommodation in double rooms with shared bathrooms A small number of support grants to waive part or all of the fee are available for students from developing countries and countries with economies in transition details available on request please contact Marie Vandewalle Travel costs must be covered by the participants or by their institution ALTERNetSummerSchool 2 12 September 2015 Peyresq France Application deadline 27 May 2015

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