International Summer School "Wood and charcoals in Mediterranean forest ecology: anatomical identification and functional traits to interpret past and current climate changes"
Dept. Agricultural Science, University of Naples Federico II, Portici (Naples, Italy)
21-25 June 2021
The school will start on a Monday afternoon, to allow people reaching the venue on Monday morning, and will end on Friday at lunchtime after a short session in which each participant will have the possibility to share his/her ideas and ongoing or future projects.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
The summer school is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide. (Maximum 30 participants: first arrived first served rule).
The Summer School will provide an overview of basic and innovative methods, tools and approaches for the analysis of plant samples to reconstruct past vegetation and to evaluate the species plasticity to environmental changes, in order to make projections for the future of Mediterranean forests and shrublands
The summer school will include theory, fieldwork (at the ruins of the ancient town of Herculaneum and in the Gussone forest), and hands-on laboratory sessions. Students will be involved in all aspects of sample collection, preparation and analysis, as well as in data interpretation.
- History and biogeography of Mediterranean woody species
- Wood/charcoal identification (sample preparation, microscopy, identification and use as proxies)
- Quantification of wood anatomical functional traits (sample preparation, microscopy, digital image analysis and functional interpretations)
- Radiocarbon dating of samples (accelerator mass spectrometry - AMS)
paleopedology and geoarchaeology
INSTUCTORS AND LECTURERS
Angela Balzano (Univ. Ljubljana - SI)
Paolo Cherubini (WSL- CH)
Claire Delhon (CNRS - F)
Veronica De Micco (Univ. Naples - I)
Gaetano Di Pasquale (Univ. Naples- I)
Frederic Lens (Naturalis - NL)
Carmine Lubritto (Univ. of Campania - I)
Fabio Scarciglia (Univ. Calabria - I)
Alessia D'Auria (Univ. Perugia – I)
Pier Paolo Petrone (Univ. Naples – I)
Mauro Di Vito (CNR – INGV – I)
Francesco Sirano (Archaeological Park of Herculaneum)
Georg von Arx (WSL- CH)
Elisabeth A. Wheeler (N.C. State University)
Chiara Amitrano, Nicola Damiano, Alessia D'Auria, Veronica De Micco, Gaetano Di Pasquale
Stefania Cuocolo, Mariangela Fischetti, Adriana Forlani
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