Summer School– “Soil Ecology in the Circular Agroecology”, 13th-17th June 2022 in Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands.
The pressure on soils is exacerbated by the increasing population and the climate crisis. Mineral resources are limited and require high energy costs to be produced. Further, the excessive applications of mineral fertilizers have deleterious effects on the environment. The circular agroecology principles encompass a better recycling of nutrients through reusing of renewable resources and waste, and maximizing the resource use efficiency. Soil ecology has a central role in the build-up of sustainable agroecosystems under the circular agroecology principles as it provides the scientific framework to understand interactions among soil organisms and between soil organisms and their environment.
In this summer school, we aim at gathering early career scientist eager to gain basic knowledge in soil ecology and in fundamental soil biogeochemical processes with respect to carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles. Participants will also get the chance to learn about the principles of circular economic and the potential tools that could be used to enhance the development of circular agroecosystems (e.g., using novel fertilizers). This summer school is a lab skills training course that combines theoretical and practical learning experiences and provides a unique opportunity for early-career scientists to establish a solid research network in a relaxed atmosphere. This summer school is organized by organized by the Soil Biology Group of Wageningen University within the BIOSIS platform, and it is part of the dissemination activities of the Circular Agronomics project.
Organizers: Paolo Di Lonardo, Jan Willem van Groenigen, Laura Ferron, Alix Vidal
Contact: Paolo Di Lonardo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The registration fee types are as follows:
- For all PhDs, MScs and HBOs is € 500 (Don’t forget to bring your student ID to the course)
- Staff from countries eligible to receive official development assistance (including Greece) is € 500
- Staff (including Postdocs) from OECD countries is € 750
Link where you can find the list of the OECD countries and territories eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA) ODA-listed countries
The cost of the course includes lectures, lab practical’s, field visits, lunches, a course material pack with description of laboratory protocols and copies of presentations. On Thursday evening there is the possibility to go out for dinner all together. This will be an additional expense of € 35 which should be included with the main payment.
Up to 4 (four) weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge*
- Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the course, the participant will be refunded 50% of the full participation costs*
- In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course, the participant is liable to pay 100% of the full participation costs
- If you do not show at all, a fee of € 750,- will nevertheless be charged.
* The participant is liable to pay an administration fee of 40 euro, which will be deducted from the amount to be refunded.