Study program

The interdisciplinary study program aims at educating highly qualified and innovative experts for the relationship between species diversity and ecosystem functions. Based on profound knowledge of ecology, forest science and environmental economy these experts should be competitive in science and applied forest management on an international scale. The PhD-students are supervised by PhD-committees. Each year, 3 to 4 workshops, summer schools and seminars offer further education on interdisciplinary, team-oriented and modern biodiversity research. International experts are invited to teach these courses and international excursions are offered in addition. The Research Training Group is closely associated with the PhD-Study program “Biodiversity and Ecology” that is conducted in English at the University of Göttingen, which guarantees international reference and synergisms.