Land Use and Ecosystem Change Summer School
An AIMES and GLP associated summer school on Land Use and ecosystem change ran between the 9th and 20th of August at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Twenty-six Masters and PhD students from twelve different countries participated in the 2-week online course, covering a wide range of issues related to ecosystem functioning, socio-ecological systems and land use change. The summer school involved a mix of webinars, practical exercises and student presentations. Having learned about biophysical and human processes, analysis and modelling techniques, the students went on to explore the role of research in international assessment processes such as the IPCC and IPBES. The summer school is an annual event and is planned to run as an in-person or hybrid event in August 2022. See landchange.earth/online-summer-school-2021 for more information.