TRAINING SCHOOL
“FIELD SAMPLING FOR MULTI-TAXON BIODIVERSITY STUDIES IN EUROPEAN FORESTS”

The COST Action Bottoms-Up organize its second Training School on “Field sampling for multi-taxon biodiversity studies in European forests”, which will be held in Lisbon (Portugal) on June 20-22, 2022.

Addressing the need of common sampling protocols for European forest structure and multi-taxon biodiversity to be used at broad spatial scales, the COST Action BOTTOMS-UP (CA18207) recently published the paper “Handbook of field sampling for multi-taxon biodiversity studies in European forests”. This training school will briefly illustrate the standard approaches for forest monitoring presented in the handbook while providing the participants with the opportunity to apply some of the methodologies in the field with experts in the topic.

We invite researchers to express their interest to participate as trainees. Participation in the Training School will be free of charge for all trainees, but it is limited to up to 35 trainees. Selected trainees who are located in one of the 32 countries that are either COST members or near neighboring countries can be reimbursed for their long-distance travel and through a 180€ daily allowance, see reimbursement conditions here.

Please, express your interest to participate as a trainee by sending an email to the Action Chair (), to the training school coordinator () and to the local organizer () by the 22st of May 2022. Priority will be given to young researchers (from PhD students to post-docs with up to 8 years of experience after their PhD). We aim at making the application process as lightweight as possible. Your email should include your name, current affiliation, current status (in particular with respect to your PhD), and a list of relevant publications (if any). Add a very brief motivation why you want to attend and declare if your participation is dependent on receiving financial support from the COST Action.

 

AGENDA

20 June 2022

 

21 June 2022

 

22 June 2022

 Lisbona

 

 

Venue

The Training school will be held in the city of Lisbon (Portugal).

Lisbona

Portugal in general and Lisbon in particular have been constantly increasing in importance as touristic destinations. That ensures a high receptivity capacity of the city, in terms of room and board, with restaurants and accommodations available at any price.

Lisbon has an important international airport that allows easy connections with all European capitals and extra-European cities: https://www.aeroportolisboa.pt/pt/lis/home.

The Faculty of Science of the Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) is accessible by subway from “Campo Grande” and “Cidade Universitária” stations.

Bus lines stopping near FCUL: 701, 731, 735, 736, 738, 783

 Lisbona

 

Contacts:
Local organizer: Silvana Munzi ()

2021- TRAINING SCHOOL “ASSESSING MULTI-TAXON DIVERSITY IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS”

TRAINING SCHOOL
“ASSESSING MULTI-TAXON DIVERSITY IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS”

The COST Action Bottoms-Up organize its first Training School on “Assessing Multi-Taxon Diversity in Forest Ecosystems”, which will be held in Arezzo (Italy) on September, 28-30, 2021.

The aim of the training is to give a comprehensive overview of multi-taxon biodiversity data issues in forest ecosystems with an emphasis on bridging the gap between theory and practice. A first theoretical part of the training school will be devoted to statistically sound sampling approaches. A second practical part of the training school will present case studies and applications on how to collect, manage, integrate and analyse the different multi-taxon data using open-source tools (CRAN R) and perform biodiversity analyses.

We invite young researchers (from PhD students to post-docs with up to 8 years of experience after their PhD) to express their interest to participate as trainees. Participation in the Training School will be free of charge for all trainees but it is limited to up to 35 trainees. Selected trainees who are located in one of the 32 countries that are either COST members or near neighboring countries can be reimbursed for their long-distance travel and through a 180€ daily allowance, see reimbursement conditions here.

Please, express your interest to participate as a trainee by sending an email to the Action Chair () and to the training school coordinator () by the 31st July, 2021. We aim at making the application process as lightweight as possible. Your email should include your name, current affiliation, current status (in particular with respect to your PhD), and a list of relevant publications (if any). Add a very brief motivation why you want to attend and declare if your participation is dependent on receiving financial support from the COST Action.

 

AGENDA

28 September 2021

  • 13:00 Welcome trainers
  • 14:30- 18:30 “Theory and application of design-based inference for assessing multi-taxon diversity.”

Confirmed trainer: Lorenzo Fattorini, Sara Franceschi (University of Siena, Italy)

 

29 September 2021

  • 9:00-13:00 “Open source solutions for multi-taxon data management and standardization”

Confirmed trainer: Rafael B. de Andrade (University of Maryland, USA)

13:00-14:00 Light lunch

  • 14:00-16:00 “Assessing multi-taxon diversity based on observational data”

Confirmed trainer: Yoan Pallet (INRAE, France)

  • 16:00-18:00 “Upscaling diversity measurements with remotely-sensed information”

Confirmed trainer: Samuel Alleaume (INRAE, France)

 

30 September 2021

  • 8:00-13:00 Field trip at the Foreste Casentinesi National Park: “The LIFE ESC360: partecipatory actions in multi-taxon biodiversity monitoring” (https://www.life360esc.eu/en/)
  • 13:00-14:00 Light lunch
  • 15:00-16:00 Visit at the Monastery of Camaldoli
  • 16:00-17:30 Coming back to Arezzo

 

Venue

The Training school will be held in the city of Arezzo, Tuscany (Italy).

 Arezzo

How to reach Arezzo:

  • The closer airport is located in the city of Florence (“Amerigo Vespucci international airport” of Florence: https://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/), which is about 90 km away from Arezzo.
  • Local buses connect the airport to two main stations in Florence:
  • Central station: Firenze Santa Maria Novella;
  • Second main station: Firenze Campo di Marte.
  • Local trains connect Florence to Arezzo in about 1 hour (https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html)

 

Contacts:
Local organizer: Francesco Chianucci ()


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