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Launch of the cooperative graduate programme “Adaptive Nature Conservation under Climate Change”

The new cooperative graduate programme “Adaptive Nature Conservation under Climate Change” was launched on Friday the 8th of May during a kick-off event.
Within this framework nine new doctorate students will be developing strategies for the conservation of biological diversity under the conditions of environmental change. The research projects will be carried out at Potsdam University and University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde and under participation of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact Research. The aim of the programme is not only to project future changes of biodiversity but also to develop new concepts for practical application in nature conservation through collaboration of the different participating institutions.

The different doctorate theses cover experimental and modelling projects as well as the analysis of compensation payment for ecosystem services and genetic species conservation strategies for amphibians. The graduate programme, which is associated to the Potsdam Graduate School of Potsdam University, offers a platform for research and knowledge exchange and provides the framework for a structured doctorate education.