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11.04.2017, 10:00 Uhr - 11.04.2017, 11:30 Uhr
Against the backdrop of urgent complex real-world challenges and a changed societal demand for knowledge, the special importance of transdisciplinarity is emphasized. It is no longer just about the production of new scientific insights but also, in particular, about the solution-oriented goal and action knowledge that support sustainable development.
The Colloquium, co-organised by the Working Group on ‘Co-Design of Change and Innovation’, will focus on the long tradition and expertise of the ZALF in carrying out sophisticated collaborative research projects. It will illustrate the relevance of transdisciplinary research for societal transformation processes as well as the potential for the scientific knowledge gain in agricultural landscape research and not least for the ZALF itself. Research results from the meta-study of numerous transdisciplinary research projects will be presented. Opportunities and challenges shall be discussed together with participants.
As invited speaker Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink from Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M. will enrich the event.
Location: House 4, conference room 1, ZALFOrganiser: Institute of Socio-EconomicsContact person: apl. Prof. Dr. Thomas Weith
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).
Location: Vierraden, Uckermark, GermanyOrganiser: ZALF, iöw, TU-BerlinContact person: Kati HäfnerURL: Flyer Summer School