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Training course on sampling protocols for ecosystem research

News of a training course run by the EU ExpeER project.

The ExpeER project is developing and integrating ecosystem research across Europe, by sharing methods, data, models and infrastructures. One of the strands is to develop a set of protocols for common ecological measurements, so that it becomes much easier to analyse ecological change across sites over time. The protocols include; leaf area index; soil biodiversity, structure and processes; land use and management; above-ground biomass, sap flow and evapotranspiration.

The ExpeER Work Package 2 team will be conducting training in these protocols during 2013. One course has already taken place in Italy and this second course will take place in the Netherlands from 26-30 August. It will focus on grasslands.

These courses are aimed at people who are involved in the collection of medium- and long-term ecological data in Europe who are not already supported by the ExpeER project.

If you are interested in attending the course near Amsterdam, The Netherlands, please contact Eva Krab.


Two ECN sites, Moor House-Upper Teesdale and Rothamsted, are included in the ExpeER focal sites, and research access to both is possible via the ExpeER Transnational Access scheme. Find out more...