Research Units Research Programmes In focus Staff Organization Mission and Tasks History Jobs and career WSL-Führungen Contact and maps Key figures
Forest Protection SLF avalanche warnings Natural hazards warnings Expertise and advice Monitoring Data sets Events Publications Library Products WSL Junior
2nd International course on
Wood Anatomy in Arctic and Alpine Environments
Based on pre-prepared permanent microscopic slides (one complete set for each participant) we will teach basic wood-anatomical knowledge. The main focus is set on trees, shrubs, dwarf shrubs and herbs growing in the boreal and arctic, as well as in the subalpine and alpine zone of the northern Hemisphere.
Each participant will be instructed on:
On several excursions in the alpine and subalpine zone of the Alps (near Davos) we discuss sampling strategies to solve problems in relation to climatology, ecology and changes of vegetation zones. Each participant will learn and practice simple and effective techniques for preparing high quality permanent micro sections in a fully equipped laboratory (microscopes, microtomes, chemicals).
We stay in a holiday house with normal comfort at Klosters-Dorf in Switzerland at 1300m a.s.l in the center of the Alps. Mrs. Hildegard Steck will prepare excellent food.
The price of 950.- Swiss Francs (~790.- Euro
depending on currency fluctuations) includes the scientific program as
mentioned above, an anatomical and technical scriptum, full accommodation
(double rooms, breakfast, lunch and diner, coffee breaks) and transport to field
sites at 2300m a.s.l.