The Dead Wood Meeting & Course 2016 will take place at the Lammi Biological Station of University of Helsinki, in Häme, Finland on (5) 6 – 11 August 2016, and will consist of two complementary parts:
- The Dead Wood Meeting on 6-7 August (arrivals day 5 Aug), where students and guest speakers would have a chance to present and discuss their dead wood research. On weekend, we aim for a medium-sized student and researcher symposium, with plenary talks by researchers and flashlight talks plus poster presentations by students. The goal of this meeting is to create an environment for student communication and to close the gap between the university lectures and the real-life of a researcher and a conservationist. See the 2015 archive to have an idea of what to expect.
- The weekend symposium will be followed by the 3.5-day intensive beginner-oriented Dead Wood Course on 8-11 August, comprised by lectures, workshops, excursion, and a book exam. This course is based on the reworked program we started in 2013. We will go through a broad range of topics, such as biodiversity in dead wood in boreal and temperate environments, biodiversity conservation and restoration, and of course all kinds of lignicolous organisms.
The spacious biological station has a number of differently sized lecture rooms and (mostly shared) accommodation facilities. We will have participation support for under- and postgraduate students coming from Nordic countries as well as for invited speakers and teachers. We also welcome participants from all other countries, who will however need to find own resources to cover the costs.
The program will be finalized and registration open later in spring, please follow the updates of these web pages starting from early April; we will not circulate information letters, and the registration will be on first come, first served basis. Please save the dates, (5) 6-11 August 2016, and spread the news among the interested.