Training school “Field sampling for multi-taxon biodiversity studies in European forests”

Addressing the need of common sampling protocols for European forest structure and multi-taxon biodiversity to be used at broad spatial scales, the COST Action BOTTOMS-UP (CA18207) recently published the paper “Handbook of field sampling for multi-taxon biodiversity studies in European forests”. This training school will briefly illustrate the standard approaches for forest monitoring presented in the handbook while providing the participants with the opportunity to apply some of the methodologies in the field with experts in the topic.
We invite researchers to express their interest to participate as trainees. Participation in the Training School will be free of charge for all trainees, but it is limited to up to 35 trainees. Selected trainees who are located in one of the 32 countries that are either COST members or near neighboring countries can be reimbursed for their long-distance travel and through a 180€ daily allowance, see reimbursement conditions here.

Please, express your interest to participate as a trainee by sending an email to the Action Chair ( and to the training school coordinator ( by the 31st of May 2022. Priority will be given to young researchers (from PhD students to post-docs with up to 8 years of experience after their PhD). We aim at making the application process as lightweight as possible. Your email should include your name, current affiliation, current status (in particular with respect to your PhD), and a list of relevant publications (if any). Add a very brief motivation why you want to attend and declare if your participation is dependent on receiving financial support from the COST Action.

Event Start Date
20 Jun 2022

Event End Date
22 Jun 2022

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