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Bordeaux (France)

03 - 07 Jul 2017

2017 LabEX COTE Summer School. © INRA, LabEX COTE

5th Labex COTE International Summer School

The LabEx COTE is organising the 5th edition of its international summer school from 3rd to 7th July 2017 in Bordeaux on the subject "Weak signals and emerging issues in ecological transition".

Updated on 06/28/2017
Published on 03/07/2017

The Summer School is part of the COTE Cluster of Excellence training programme and brings together PhD students in environmental sciences, specialised in different disciplines such as ecology, chemistry, biology and sociology. Through discussions, field trips and round tables with international experts on integrative ecology, the programme will provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach on the definition, detection and role of weak signals and emerging issues in the ecological transition.

Theme & programme

Climate-induced ecological changes as well as changes in consumption patterns have led to emerging issues. These often manifest before full development as weak signals, which can reveal important trends within ecosystems. However, it is often difficult to distinguish them statistically from ambient noise, or from random fluctuations of well-known signals. The COTE Summer School will show that scientists have more and more tools to monitor the planet. The programme will cover several aspects of weak signals and emerging issues with presentations on new detectable substances in the environment, environmental reporting, ecological governance and political change for transition, weak signals and measurement techniques in marine, vineyard, forest and river ecosystems, and even on a paradigm shift related to the role of cloud microorganisms in atmospheric processes.

> Download the flyer of the 2017 international summer school

practical information and programme

To learn more about the programme, click here.