IFES-GCOE Global COE Program "Establishment of Center for Integrated Field Environmental Science"
Graduate School of Environmental Science & Division of Environmental Resources, Graduate School of Agriculture
Analyses of ecosystem processes across various spatial and temporal scales are essential to clarify ecosystem functions and services under global climate changes, air pollution, land-use changes and other anthropogenic and natural disturbances. This summer school provides unique opportunities for Ph D international and Japanese students to learn field research methods. Students will also discuss current research findings and explore future directions for various research topics on ecosystem ecology. The main aim of the program is to encourage the participants to develop research projects that include international perspectives. The field training program will be conducted in Hokkaido University's experimental forests that are included within the JaLTER (Japan Long-Term Ecological Research Network).