The “Transdisciplinary Nature Conservation: the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species from evaluation to practice” course is designed for young biologists who would like to understand and use the IUCN Red List methodology to assess the risk of extinction of species as well as other species monitoring approaches and ecological niche modeling methodologies.
Programme director and University of Lausanne speakers
- Gretchen Walters, Professor at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, Landscape and Societies Group
- Antoine Guisan, Professor at (1) the Department of Ecology and Evolution (DEE), Faculty of Biology and Medicine and (2) the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics (IDYST), Faculty of Geoscience and the Environment, Research Group “Ecospat”
- Pascal Vittoz, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
Master’s or PhD students in conservation biology
- Be able to understand species threat in a global context,
- Be able to understand the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and how to apply it to species data,
- Be introduced to models and statistics for determining the size of a population, how Red List criteria can be improved/complemented by models and niche analyses
- Be introduced to species monitoring, including developing a species monitoring plan
Fees cover :
- Tuition fees
- Lunches on campus
- Coffee breaks
- Social events
Please note that accommodation is not covered by the fees.
During the online registration process, applicants are asked to provide a brief motivational statement (2 pages, max), their CV, as well as a one-page abstract of their thesis research.
The Solidarity Scholarships aim at supporting students who would not be able to cover summer schools’ costs in full. The selected candidates will see their tuition fees as well as their travel, accommodation and meals costs covered. Depending on each candidate’s situation, a financial support may be added to partially cover other expenses during the stay. The deadline for scholarship application is June 15th, 2022.
To be eligible, candidates must:
- Be currently enrolled in a higher education institution located in an ODA recipient country;
- Have successfully applied to the school they wish to attend;
- Be able to attend the entire school;
- Require external financial support to be able to attend the school;
- Have obtained excellent academic results;
- Be covered by health insurance for the duration of the school.
Candidates who wish to apply to the Solidarity Scholarship must first sign up for one of the summer schools. Once accepted, candidates will receive the link to the online form to apply for the scholarship. Along with personal and academic information, the following documents will be requested (to be submitted in French or English):
- Full curriculum vitae;
- Letter of motivation, with connection between the summer schools and your academic goals and information regarding the necessity of a financial support;
- Proof of residency (such as the copy of a lease, an official invoice with your address indicated or other official documents) ;
- Copy of university degree certificate with final grade(s);
- Proof of current enrolment in a higher education institution;
- English certificate (if needed);
- Letter of support from an academic.
We want to thank the IUCN and the Species Survival Commission without whom this summer school would not have been possible.