Summer School "Assessing and modelling ecosystem services", 15th to 19th March 2021The joint Ecuadorian-German Summer School will provide insights into:
- The concept of ecosystem services and underlying processes.
- Driving factors of changes in ecosystem services and biodiversity & policy needs.
- The assessment and modelling of ecosystem services.
Other activitiesExcursion to the typical ecosystems in Ecuador such as paramo, dry forest, Andean forest, and Amazon rain forest to train German researchers; the excursion will be used also to fine-tune research and therefore also used as meeting of project partners; target group(s): German scientists / students, principal investigators and involved scientists:
Mutual visits of guest lecturers teaching forestry aspects and biome knowledge from IKIAM and techniques in assessing and mapping ecosystem services in the context of sustainability studies from MLU; this will be combined with a mutual short term scientific visit, so that in result of this exchange joint publications are developed; target group(s): PhD students and PostDocs
Field studies of master students graduation work carried out in the ecoregions dealing with the research questions; target group(s): German and Ecuadorian students