SGGW

08
February
2019

International Summer School Tree Rings, Climate, Natural Resources and Human Interaction

We would like to announce the International Summer School Tree Rings, Climate, Natural Resources, and Human Interaction (August, 04-18, 2019, Warsaw, Poland).

Dear All!

We would like to announce the International Summer School Tree Rings, Climate, Natural Resources, and Human Interaction (August, 04-18, 2019, Warsaw, Poland).

More information: http://summerschool2019.sggw.pl

Overview

In this summer school, the participants will be introduced to techniques of dendrochronology and conduct practical training sessions in using these techniques. The instrumental and proxy records (tree-ring

chronologies) will be used to place the climatic conditions faced in the management of trees, water, livestock, indigenous herbivores, and people and their needs in a proper long-term perspective. By understanding climate variability through time, managers and planners will be able to reduce the risk of failure in training the anticipated outcomes because of the changing characteristics of the climate. The interactions of participants at the summer course will spur research activities that lead to the more sustainable development of natural resources in Poland and surrounding countries, and will also introduce students to dendrochronological techniques that may apply to any type of climate reconstruction and environmental management. The training, in particular, will strengthen the participants’ capability to directly apply dendrochronology in natural resources, hydrology, climatology, anthropology, archeology and other fields in which improved knowledge of environmental variabili.

ty is important.

The interactions should also increase the likelihood of future collaboration of researchers in Europe, USA and other countries. Forests in the Northern Hemisphere are projected to progress in resource management. The collaboration will benefit society by helping reduce the likelihood of future international stress due to resource shortages. In this context, dendrochronology can be used as a tool for environmental research and management. The attending students will also benefit from learning how to use such tools in improving their scientific and professional profiles. The findings of the summer course will be distributed to a wider audience through a course website whose location will be distributed on appropriate internet user forums.

 

Who Should Attend

The course is structured for participants who have an interest in learning the applications of Dendrochronology and have a preliminary background in the statistic. The language of the course is English.

 

Deadline (March, 20th, 2019)

A short CV, as well as a short letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the course, should be sent before the 20th of March 2019 by email to:

Dr. Robert Tomusiak, email: robert.tomusiak@wl.sggw.pl and Dr. Ramzi Touchan, email: rtouchan@ltrr.arizona.edu.

Selected participants will be notified by the after 27th of the March 2019.

 

We are looking forward to meet you in Poland this summer!

 

Sincerely yours,

on behalf of Summer School Organizers

Wojciech Kędziora