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Title

Field Trip Investigation 2022

Dates

22-24 July 2022

Organizer(s)

Louis Nusbaumer, Dr., Conservatoire et Jardins Botaniques de Genève & University of Geneva
Pierre-André Loizeau, Dr., Conservatoire et Jardins Botaniques de Genève & University of Geneva

Speakers

Louis Nusbaumer, Dr., Conservatoire et Jardins Botaniques de Genève & University of Geneva 
Pierre-André Loizeau, Dr., Conservatoire et Jardins Botaniques de Genève & University of Geneva

Description

For 3 days (and 2 nights - 22nd and 24th July) a small group of students will go hiking in Gmeinalp and Seehorn, in Zwischbergtal (Zwischbergen-Gondo, Valais, Switzerland) accompanied by two specialists in the alpine flora.

Students will study plants in link with their projects, or the research conducted in their labs, and will prepare a presentation for the group on a publication, in relation to their research and the plants observed in the field.

Cases of plant-insect coevolution, plant adaptation to freezing in high mountains, observation of the rhizosphere, parasitism in plants, relationships between soil acidity and plant composition, climate change and morphological variations of plants due to environmental pressures will be presented and discussed.

Housing will be organized at Restaurant Bergasthof Bord, Zwischenbergen (1358m).

A moderate fitness level and adapted clothes (hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, ..) are required.

Program

More information will follow

 

Location

Housing at Restaurant Bergasthof Bord, Zwischbergen (VS)

Information

Common meals (dinners 22nd and 23rd, breakfasts of the 23rd and 24th, lunches 23rd and 24th) and accomodation will be arranged.

Expenses

Reimbursements: Common meals and accomodation will be arranged.

You will be reimbursed for your transports (2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity - Zwischenbergen, Bord (VS) ).

 

NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
See HERE for the procedure.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.

Registration

14 places available

Deadline for registration: 6 May 2022

 

Please note that for cancellations after the deadline the participant will be charged of 150 CHF (costs of the half board, 2 nights).
Moreover, for late-cancellations (three days prior to the event), an additional 28 CHF will be charged (costs of the two lunches).
Thank you for the understanding.

Places

14

Deadline for registration 06.05.2022
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