New PhD/ MSc field course in Northern Ecosystems in a Changing Climate


Northern ecosystems in a changing climate is a new field course organized by two Finnish universities in cooperation: the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Oulu. The course will be organized in Oulanka Research Station in Finland in September 2018. Birgitta Evengård from the CLINF coordinative team will be among the appointed lecturers. Deadline for applications is on 25 June 2018.

The aim of this course is to provide the students with current knowledge about ongoing changes in the northern and Arctic ecosystems, related biogeochemical changes, and impacts on human and animal health.The students will get basic understanding about the vulnerability of the northern ecosystems, and the challenges in the climate change mitigation. Novel methodologies and approaches to monitoring the climate change in the field will be introduced.

Main topic:

  • Importance of the field research stations and field research in the monitoring of climate change
  • Climate change and human health (northern environment)
  • Diseases of the wild animals (northern environment)
  • Changes in the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the North
  • The importance of the plants, fungi, animals (insects in particular) in the function of the ecosystems
  • Biogeochemical processes in a changing climate; carbon and nitrogen fluxes in the ecosystems

For more information about the course follow this link.