Birmensdorf event place
2nd KEYSOM Training School
COST Action “KEYSOM” - 2nd Training School
Linking Soil Biodiversity with Soil Organic Matter Dynamics
Birmensdorf, Zurich, Switzerland 20-23 March 2018
Framed within the objectives of the COST ACTION KEYSOM (Soil fauna - Key to Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Modelling – see http://keysom.eu/) this second Training School aims at linking the role of the soil biodiversity with the soil organic matter dynamics. This school will provide a comprehensive overview of the tools available to assess the soil biodiversity (including macrofauna, mesofauna, microfauna and microorganisms), such as classical taxonomic approaches to novel soil DNA metabarcoding. The originality of this training school lies in the interdisciplinarity of its subjects, from molecular biology to soil science. Along with core lectures, this training school will have extended time periods reserved for practical classes, providing an in-depth introduction to the methods taught.
Prof. Beat Frey and Dr. Aline Frossard will be hosting this second KEYSOM Training School. A selection of relevant speakers (see below) will provide their knowledge and experience in themes going from soil biodiversity, function, and SOM interaction. Targeted mainly at PhD students and young post-doctoral fellows, this training school also aims at stimulating collaborative research among participants and with the guest lecturers.
Selected participants will receive a “trainee grant” as a contribution to their expenses regarding travelling, accommodation and meals, according to COST regulations. Trainees eligible to get reimbursed are those from all COST countries, approved NNC institutions and approved European RTD Organisations (see COST rules).
Invited Selected Trainers are:
Prof. Maria J.I. Briones, Ecology and Animal Biology, University of Vigo (ES)
Prof. Jérôme Cortet, Center for Functional Ecology and Evolution, Montpellier (FR)
Prof. Gaby Deckmyn, Plant and Vegetation Ecology, University of Antwerp (BE)
Prof. Juliane Filser, Soil Ecology, Bremen University (DE)
Prof. Georg Guggenberger, Soil sciences, Leibniz University, Hannover (DE)
Dr. Juan J. Jiménez, Soil Ecology, Juan J. Jiménez (ARAID, IPE-CSIC, ES)
Prof. Davey Jones, Soil and Environment, Bangor University, Bangor (UK)
Prof. Paul-Henning Krogh, Soil Fauna Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Aarhus University (DK)
Prof. Karen Vancampenhout, Soil and Water Management, KU Leuven (BE)
Participation and Registration
This training school has no registration fees. Selected participants (limited to 25) will receive a “trainee grant” as a contribution to their expenses regarding traveling, accommodation and meals, according to COST regulations. Trainees eligible for reimbursement are those from all COST countries, approved NNC institutions and approved European RTD Organisations (see COST regulations). Application files (one single pdf), including a CV and a motivation letter, should be send to Aline Frossard (firstname.lastname@example.org) until January 15, 2018.