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1st International course on Wood Ecology 2016



 May 29th - June 4th, 2016


 Hotel Kurhaus, Klosters, Switzerland


We offer a one-week class where we introduce participants to sample preparation for growth-ring counting,  sectioning, staining as well as ecologically and taxonomically oriented anatomical investigations in stems and roots.
We discuss plant associations, growth forms in forests, meadows, on rocks and along alpine rivers. We prepare and analyze (your own) material in a fully equipped field laboratory which is equipped with microtomes, microscopes and microphotography. We demonstrate how slides can be analyzed with image-analysis software.  In addition we try to explain anatomical structures of plants functionally on the base of high quality permanent slides.