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ALTER-Net: A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network

Europe’s ecosystem research network


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The ALTER-Net Summer School 2018

"A network for life"

Challenge your knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services


13th ALTER-Net Summer School

22 August  - 01 September 2018
Peyresq, Haute-de-Provence, France
Fee: €850

The ALTER-Net Summer Schools provide an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving sustainability challenges, and promote interdisciplinary approaches.

We are delighted to invite applications to our 13th annual Summer School, a unique opportunity for an intensive course on the science, policy and practice of European biodiversity and ecosystem services in the beautiful surroundings of Peyresq, in South-Eastern France. The title of this year's summer school is "Biodiversity, ecosystem services: science and its impact on policy and society".

You can find information about the 2018 Summer School in this section of the website, including how to apply for a place.

The ALTER-Net Summer School, a 'network for life':










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What people have said about past Summer Schools


"I went to the Summer School with many questions in my head, but came back with even more... but also with a lot of new friends!"
- Monika Suškevičs, student in 2014

"...a unique opportunity for young European researchers to come together, to focus on interdisciplinary issues and to develop personal networks..."
- Karl Baadsvik, past Summer School organiser

"A modern-day School of Aristotle, where lecturers learn as much as students - if not more"
- Summer School tutor

"The Summer School provided me a great opportunity for generating and exchanging ideas"
- Monika Suškevičs, student in 2014

"I have a clearer idea of what I might want to do after my PhD"
- A past student

"The Summer School exceeded my expectations on course content, practical work, hospitality and social occasions"
- A past student

"It was awesome!"
- A past student



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