Alpine Summer School

Course XXIV

Valsavarenche, Valle D’Aosta, Italy, 15 – 24 June, 2016

 

Daily Programme

Day

9:00-10:30

11:00-12:30

14:30-16:00

16:00-17:30

18:00-19:30

Wed 15

Lenton

Karnieli

Smith

El Serafy

Fraedrich

Thurs 16

Lenton

Karnieli

Smith

El Serafy

Fraedrich

Fri 17

Lenton

Boschi

free discussions

von Hardenberg

Poster 1

Sat 18

Walz

Provenzale

short excursion to GPNP (leaving at 13:30)

Sun 19

daily excursion to GPNP (leaving at 8:00)

Mon 20

Beierkuhnlein

Baudena

Redondo

Science coffee at GPNP

Tues 21

Basset

Baudena

Beierkuhnlein

Poli

Erba

Wed 22

Basset

Chiarucci

Palazzi

Poli

Erba

Thurs 23

De Malach/Shachak

Chiarucci

free discussions

Provenzale

Poster 2

Fri 24

D'Ovidio

D'Ovidio

Conclusion/Discussion

free afternoon

 

Detailed program of the lectures (May 9th 2016)

 

Tuesday, June 14

18:00-21:00 Arrival of participants and registration

21:00 Dinner everyone in their own hotel

 

Wednesday, June 15

 

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and practical details

9:00-10:30 Lecture 1: Revolutions that made the Earth - about the coupled history of life and the planet - T. Lenton

10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00-12:30 Lecture 2: Change detection: methods and applications. Part 1 - A. Karnieli

12:30-14:30 Lunch + free time

 

14:30-16:00 Lecture 3: From Termites and Penguins to Blocking and the Andes: Interpreting Models of the Earth System. Part 1 – L.A. Smith

16:00-17:30 Lecture 4: Dealing with uncertainties in ecological modelling and forecasting systems. Part 1 – G. El Serafy

17:30-18:00 Coffee/tea

18:00-19:30 Lecture 5: Along the rainfall-runoff chain. A set of parsimonious models: rainfall, runoff, radiation – K. Fraedrich

19:30-20:00 Transfer to hotel Gran Paradiso

20:00 Welcome Reception + dinner

 

Thursday, June 16

 

9.00- 10.30 Lecture 6: Anthropocene - about whether humans are causing a new revolution for the Earth system - T. Lenton

10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00-12.30 Lecture 7: Change detection: methods and applications. Part 2 - A. Karnieli

12:30-14:30 Lunch + free time

 

14:30-16:00 Lecture 8: From Termites and Penguins to Blocking and the Andes: Interpreting Models of the Earth System. Part 2 – L.A. Smith

16:00-17:30 Lecture 9: Dealing with uncertainties in ecological modelling and forecasting systems. Part 2 – G. El Serafy

17:30-18:00 Coffee/tea

18:00-19:30 Lecture 10: Along the rainfall-runoff chain. Change and attribution: biosphere and biodiversity – K. Fraedrich

20:00 Dinner at Hotel Grivola

 

Friday, June 17

 

9.00- 10.30 Lecture 11: Early warning of climate tipping points - T. Lenton

10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00-12:30 Research seminar 1: The role of the weathering of the rocks and carbonate precipitation in the long-term carbon-cycle – C.Boschi

12:30-14:30 Lunch + free time

 

14:30-16:00 Free discussions

16:00-17:30 Research seminar 2: Global Climate Models and cross-scale interactions – J. von Hardenberg

17:30-19:00 Poster presentations - students

20:00 Dinner at Hotel Parco Nazionale

Saturday, June 18

 

9:00- 10:30 Lecture 12: Recent approaches in cross-scale ecosystem research - A. Walz

10:30-11.00 Coffee/tea

11:00-12:30 Lecture 13: Terrestrial vegetation response to intermittent drivers: a conceptual modelling approach – A. Provenzale

12:30-13:30 Lunch

 

13:30-19:00 short excursion to GPNP

20:00 Dinner at Hotel Grivola

 

Sunday, June 19

8:00- 19:00 Excursion/Open-air lecture

20:00 Dinner everyone in their own hotel

 

Monday, June 20

 

9:00- 10:30 Lecture 14: Communities - Catchments - Landscapes: Linking ecosystem fluxes and environmental change accross scales - C. Beierkuhnlein

10:30-11.00 Coffee/tea

11:00-12:30 Lecture 15: Forests, savannas, and grasslands: bridging the knowledge gap between ecology and Dynamic Global Vegetation Models – M. Baudena

12:30-13:30 Lunch

 

14:30-16:00 Research seminar 3: Multifractal-scaling-in the Environment Ņ J.M. Redondo

16:30-19:00 Meeting with scientists of the Gran Paradiso National Park

20:00 Dinner at Parco Nazionale

 

Tuesday, June 21

 

9:00- 10:30 Lecture 16: Spatial components of size allometries and their expected relationship with climate change. Part 1 - A. Basset

10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00-12:30 Lecture 17: Plant-plant Interactions as a driver of biodiversity and community resilience – M. Baudena

12:30-14:30 Lunch + free time

 

14:30-16:00 Lecture 18: Sampling approaches at different scales: Challenges and pitfalls - C. Beierkuhnlein

16:30-17:30 Lecture 19: The long-term carbon cycle: feeding the reservoirs of volatile elements in the Earth interior - S. Poli

17:30-18:00 Coffee/tea

18:00-19:00 Lecture 20: The carbon cycle in the ocean:  atmosphere- hydrosphere-biosphere-geosphere interactions at short- and medium-term – E. Erba

20:00 Dinner at Gran Paradiso

 

Wednesday, June 22

 

9:00- 10:30 Lecture 21: Spatial components of size allometries and their expected relationship with climate change. Part 2 – A. Basset

10:30-11:00 coffee/tea

11:00-12:30 Lecture 22:  Cross-scale patterns in species biodiversity – A. Chiarucci

12:30-14:30 Lunch + free time

 

14:30-16:00 Research seminar 3: Observations and modelling of the hydrological cycle in the mountain regions: precipitation, snow and elevation-dependent warming. E. Palazzi

16:30-17:30 Lecture 23: Earth degassing: long- and short-term processes governing the release of CO2, H2O, and other abiotic gas species to the atmosphere - S. Poli

16:00-16:30 Coffee/tea

18:00-19:00 Lecture 24: The surface organic and inorganic C cycles at long-term: sedimentation in the oceans – E. Erba

20:00 Dinner at Hotel Grivola

 

Thursday, June 23

 

9:00 - 10:30 Research seminar 5: The role of organisms as ecosystem engineers in coupling geosphere-biosphere systems - N. De Malach/M. Shackak

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00 - 12:30 Lecture 25: Measurements of species diversity across scales – A. Chiarucci

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch + free time

 

14:30 - 16.00 Free Discussions

16:00 - 17:30 Lecture 26: Mesoscale turbulence and its effects on the marine ecosystem A. Provenzale

17.30 - 19.00 Poster presentations - students

20:00 Dinner at Hotel Parco Nazionale

 

Friday, June 24

 

9:00 - 10:30 Lecture 27: Unveiling the dynamical landscape of pelagic ecosystems. Part 1 F. D'Ovidio

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00 - 12:30 Lecture 28: Unveiling the dynamical landscape of pelagic ecosystems. Part 2 F. D'Ovidio

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch + free time

 

14:30 - 16.00 Conclusions/ Discussion

Free afternoon

20:00 Farewell dinner at Hotel Gran Paradiso

 

Saturday, June 25

 

Departure