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- University of Bayreuth (UBT), Global Change Ecology (M.Sc.); University of California, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
|Dates:||October 11-15, 2010|
|Description:||International BaCaTeC Summer School 2010 "Assessing and Communicating the Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services"|
|Location:||Thurnau, Castle of Thurnau, Germany|
|Subject:||The summer schools goal is to learn about innovations in information technologies to generate information on changes of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Such information technologies are Remote Sensing, Web Mapping, Regional Planning Tools and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). In combination they allow to better assess the ecological impact of land use and land intensive products (e.g., from agriculture, forestry, mining). Even more important they can channel this ecological information from science to decision-makers in industries, NGOs and governmental organizations as well as to consumers. Especially Web Mapping technologies as provided by Google together with decision support tools like LCA have a great potential to inform decision-makers about global ecological problems. The participating students will learn about the assessment of biodiversity loss and ecosystem services with remote sensing and how decision support tools communicate this information to decision-makers. They will discuss with the lecturers the potential and limitations for designing decision support tools to address the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. [gemäß den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]|