July 14-28, 2007 Summer School on Environmental Studies in the Boreal Forest Zone, Fedorovskoe, Tver' area, Russia. Deadline for applications February 9, 2007.

The International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in collaboration with A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Moscow, Russia are organizing a two-week summer school on environmental studies in the boreal forest zone on 14-28 July 2007. The summer school will be held in Fedorovskoe, Tverí region, Russia, at the Central Forest Biospheric Reserve.

The course will consist of lectures on contemporary climate change, paleoclimatology, hydrology, remote sensing of environment, and climatic, biospheric, and hydrologic modeling. Another focus (and all the field work) of the summer school will be related to studies of the land-atmosphere interactions in the boreal forest zone. Each student will work on a project as a member of a small team together with an instructor and will present a project report at the end of the two-week period. Several field trips in and outside the Forest Reserve are planned to highlight various aspects of studies in this field.

The summer school is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scientists having a demonstrated interest in ecosystem modeling. Advanced undergraduates with experience in ecosystem modeling may also apply.

More information about the summer school and the Forest Reserve is available on IARC website: http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/education_outreach/summer/2007/

Applicants should submit a short CV that includes a list of relevant coursework, a one-page statement of interest, and a letter of recommendation from a research supervisor, via e-mail to: Ms. Kathy Glodowski. E-mail: katcam@iarc.uaf.edu

Applicants will be selected on the basis of their experience with, interest in, and commitment to arctic modeling. The deadline for applications is Friday, 9 February 2007, and applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by Thursday, 1 March 2007. The Summer School sponsors will provide financial support for the successful applicants in the form of economy-class round-trip airfare, visa support, ground transportation in Russia, two weeks of lodging, and a meal allowance.

Kathy Glodowski
International Arctic Research Center University of Alaska 930 Koyukuk Drive P.O. Box 757340 Fairbanks, AK 99775-7340
Phone: 907-474-1960
Fax: 907-474-5662
E-mail: katcam@iarc.uaf.edu