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International Thematic School "Microbial Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services


• Transfer of knowledge and know-how to young scientists
• Capacity building in Sub-Saharan African countries
• Application of scientific principles for problem solving in Sub-Saharan Africa
• Scientific exchanges and interactions between stakeholders
• Tropical ecology networking and structuring of research in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Lectures and conferences ; Field visits and meetings with farmers ; Group discussions ; Laboratory demonstrations ; Tropical microbial ecology research mini-projects ; Pre-proposal writing and grant panel workshop


Capacity building for young scientists in soil microbial ecology, in particular for 10 African participants ; Completion of 6 research mini-projects ; networking between young African, US and French scientists ; participant satisfaction survey


Renew this kind of intensive course which allows formal training in the latest developments in ecological science, advanced technique application in a stimulating research environment and transnational networking.

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  • Start date :
    5 March 2014
  • Closing date :
    30 June 2014
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