SIFER 2018 : International Doctoral Course “Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research” – 6th edition
The University of Lorraine (Doctoral School RP2E) and the “Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique” (INRA) are organizing, in the frame of the Lab of Excellence for Advanced Research on the Biology of Tree and Forest Ecosystems, an International Doctoral Course “Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research” (SIFER) from June 25th to 29th, 2018 at the INRA Campus in Champenoux, France.
The main goal of this SIFER doctoral course is to offer a broad introduction to the use of stable isotopes in forest ecosystem research. Many ecological processes that occur in forest ecosystems produce a distinct isotopic footprint that can be used to trace the origin and the transfer of the major elements into ecological processes, to decipher the effects of environmental changes on several metabolic pathways and to understand complex interactions among ecosystem compartments and ecological processes occurring in trees and forest. Stable isotopes provide relevant information in forest ecosystem research, and they are thus powerful tools that still undergo very fast technological developments. The course is open to all PhD students working on stable isotopes, not exclusively on trees or forests.
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