The series "Climate Change Entomology in the North" focuses on the fundamental and drastic demands in agricultural entomology in the Nordic countries, caused primarily by climate change. At an accelerating rate new serious, invasive pests threaten our primary production systems in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and wilderness areas. Furthermore, our pollination and biocontrol ecosystems services - vital to our crop production as well as wild flowers and berries - are at risk due to invading pests, competitors, and diseases; changing phenology of flowering; multiple generations of pests; decline and even forecast extinctions of certain pollinator species, etc. We need to train a new generation of experts in this area to be able to cope with the growing challenges.
For a full course description, please see NOVA University Network website: https://www.nmbu.no/en/students/nova/students/phd-courses/phd-2017/node/29906
Travel and accommodation expenses are covered by students themselves. Organizers provide transportation and offer lunches during the course.
Please apply by sending an email to the course responsible, Prof. Heikki Hokkanen: heikki.hokkanen[at]helsinki.fi
Application deadline: 15 July, 2017