Tuesday, November 02, 2010


TRAINING: Global Environments: Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World

The Rachel Carson Center and the Global Diversity Foundation announce a course on “Global Environments: Socio-ecological Interactions in a Dynamic World” to be held as part of the Munich International Summer University from 1 – 26 August 2011. The course conveners will select 15 – 18 Masters or PhD students from around the world who have the potential to become future environmental leaders in academic, community or governmental institutions. Some partial and full scholarships will be available to cover travel, living costs in Munich and the course fee.

The course will focus on human dimensions of global environmental change, ranging from adaptive community management regimes to planetary processes. It will span local to global scales in exploring the most critical contemporary environmental issues from the perspective of biocultural diversity studies, environmental history and sustainability science. Students will gain literacy in policy matters and will acquire skills in research design, fieldwork methods and data analysis related to documenting local environmental knowledge.

A course website will be launched on 15 November 2010, with details about the course content, registration and other information. Interested students can sign up to receive updates on the course – including notification of the launch of the course website – by filling in the pre-application form here.

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