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03.09.2017, 12:00 Uhr - 09.09.2017, 16:00 Uhr
This summer school provides an introduction to Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) for the economic valuation of ecosystem services in rural landscapes.
During the day lectures are given and combined with exercises, using the open source statistical software R. In the afternoons participants will present and discuss their own projects (20 minutes per person).
There will be an excursion to the nearby national park "Unteres Odertal", Germany’s only floodplain national park known for its rich biodiversity and high aesthetic value.
Experts teaching the course
Eligibility criteria and fees
The summer school targets early career researchers interested in applying DCEs for the valuation of ecosystem services in rural landscapes. Typical applicants would be ecologists or geographers with an interest in economics, agricultural, environmental, or ecological economists, rural sociologists, environmental psychologists, or landscape and urban planners. A basic training in economic theory and methodology is a prerequisite for participation.
To allow for intensive learning, individual feedback from the lecturers, and a low student-to-teacher ratio, the number of participants is limited to 20. Participation fees amount to 200€ per person and include accommodation and food.
How to apply
Candidates are asked to send an application letter comprising a CV and a page motivation letter as well a short abstract (max. 200 words) of their project as a single PDF file to .
Application Deadline is 15 June 2017.
Confirmation emails will be sent out on 1 July 2017.
Please notice the length of the course with an expected arrival on 3 September and departure on 9 September 2017.
We strongly encourage female and international researchers to apply.
Certificates are provided with information on course coverage (equivalent to 3 ECTS).
Ort: Vierraden, Uckermark, GermanyVeranstalter: ZALF, iöw, TU-BerlinKontaktperson: Kati HäfnerURL: Flyer Summer School