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Geobotanical excursion: Vegetation and Landscape of the Iberian Peninsula

13 - 17 mag 2013

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International postgraduate course

VEGETATION AND LANDSCAPE OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA

(3 ECTS)

From 13th  to 17th  of May 2013, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Leioa, Bizkaia (Spain)

The course “Vegetation and landscape of the Iberian Peninsula” is also a subject of the “Master in ecosystem biodiversity, functioning and management” taught in this university. Teaching will be held by Prof. Javier Loidi and the course will be bilingual: English-Spanish in order to ensure a complete understanding for all participants.

The course is basically a 5 day’s geobotanical excursion, from Monday to Friday (both included), with start and arrival in Bilbao. We will travel across several regions within the Iberian Peninsula and several stops will be made in order to visit interesting places for the flora, the plant communities, and the terrestrial ecosystems. In those excursions explanations about all the possibilities given by terrain will be offered: flora, plant communities, biogeography, bioclimate, dynamic issues, substrate, landscape, etc., trying the participants to get a systemic overview of the biodiversity patterns in the geographical scale. Critical discussion and observation will be promoted among participants. This year several areas of the northern Meseta, the Central Range, the Toledo Mountains and La Mancha will be visited.

Logistics consists in a bus journey with stops to study the interesting localities to be found in the visited territory. Some of the days we will have time to hike in the mountain, thus adequate clothing will be necessary. Lodging will be provided for the 4 overnights as well as dinners and breakfasts. Lunch will be pic-nic and will not be provided by the organization.

For evaluation purposes, a final report will be required to each of the students at the end of the excursion.

Places are limited to 20 and the fee is 285 €. This covers the bus, lodging, dinners and breakfast expenses.

Once the course is finished, an Attendance Certificate will be given.

If you feel interested, please contact to the e-mail indicated in the reverse and ask for more information.

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Basic information:

TEACHING: Javier Loidi

LANGUAGES: English and Spanish

DATES:  From 05/13/2013 to 05/17/2013

LOCATION:   Department of Plant Biology and Ecology. Faculty of Science and Technology. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Address: Barrio Sarriena, s/n

Town: Leioa

Province: Bizkaia (Spain)

Postal Code: 48940

Tel.: (+ 34) 946013230

Fax: (+ 34) 946013500

STATUS AND ECTS CREDITS: Complementary Course of UPV/EHU. 3 ECTS         

DURATION: 5 days, 40 teaching hours

FEE:  270 €

Contact e-mails: blancanieves.gonzalez@ehu.es (Blanca González); javier.loidi@ehu.es (Javier Loidi)

Web Page: http://www.ikasketak.ehu.es/p266-shcompct/es/contenidos/informacion/est_comp_oferta/es_indice/vegetacion2.html

Money transfer to: Depto. Biología Vegetal y Ecología,

Bank: Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa

Account Number:  2095-0292-90-9111802100

IBAN   ES112095-0292-90-9111802100

BIC      BASKES2BXXX