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Summer School panorama. Photo by Martin Sharman

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The Summer School programme

The Summer School programme is currently being developed. In general, the programme includes two talks in the morning and an aperitif talk in the late afternoon before dinner. All talks provide ample time for discussions. As the speakers usually stay for some days in Peyresq, there is a lot of time for informal discussions as well. Tutors will guide small working groups in the afternoons to work on a project connected to the Summer School themes. Working groups will have to summarise their results into a short synthesis report during the Summer School and will present their results from the project to the conveners, speakers and tutors on the last day.

Summer School 2014 - lecture

The 2018 Summer School will focus on:

  • Biodiversity, natural capital & ecosystem services;
  • Scenario building & adaptation to environmental change;
  • Monetary and non-monetary valuation of biodiversity & ecosystem services;
  • Conservation, restoration, participation & managing conflict;
  • Resilience of social & natural systems;
  • The science-society-policy interface, including IPCC and IPBES.



Confirmed speakers are:


Project work

During the Summer School, all students will work on one project altogether. More on the title and topic of this year’s project will be provided in due course.