Summer School on Ecophysiological Field Techniques in Climate Change and Pollution Research
COST Action FP0903 (MAFor) organized a new 1-week Summer School on “Ecophysiological Field Techniques in Climate Change and Pollution Research”. The School was held from Saturday September 28, throughout Friday October 4, 2013, at the University of La Laguna; Dept. Plant Biology, Tenerife, Spain. The training program was organized by Gerhard Wieser and Rainer Matyssek in cooperation with the local hosts Águeda María González Rodríguez, Patricia Brito and Roberto Lorenzo, and the Action Chair Elena Paoletti.
The aim of this training course was to provide young researchers with theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to become actively enrolled into the activities of MAFor, striving to augment understanding of state and potential of forest mitigation and adaptation to climate change in a polluted environment, and to reconcile process-oriented research, as well as long-term monitoring.
Grants for travel and subsistence (from September 28, throughout October 4, 2013 only!) was provided according to the COST rules (see Vademecum Grant System) up to a threshold of 900 EUR.
- Assessing water potential, and leaf-level gas exchange
- Water balance of adult forest trees, and up-scaling to the stand-level
- Assessing soil CO2 efflux
- Chlorophyll fluorescence and photo protection
- Highlighting drought effects on tree ecophysiology
- Theoretical backgrounds about the usage of eddy covariance techniques in Climate Change and Pollution Research.
Saturday 28th September 2013
Sunday 29th September 2013
Monday 30th September 2013
Tuesday 1st October 2013
Wednesday 2nd October
Thursday 3th October 2013
Friday 4th October 2013
Accommodation was provided in Hotel Sol Parque San Antonio; in Puerto de la Cruz:
Each participant had to make his/her reservation directly with the hotel mentioning that "he/she will attend the event "Summer school COST FP0903 Tenerife 2013".
Details concerning bank transfer for mandatory booking were provided to selected applicants and trainers by June 2013.
The report of Summer School in Tenerife is now available here