Barents Summer School 2015


Climate change effects on Arctic landscapes: Integrating responses across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems

Barents summer school is a PhD-course arranged in collaboration between the universities of Umeå, Oulu, Tromsø and Archangelsk. The hosting university of 2015 is Umeå university, Sweden. The course is managed by the Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) at the department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG) and the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå university (ARCUM).

The second course in the Barents Summer School program will be held in Abisko in northern Sweden 21 – 26 June, 2015. The focus of the course will be on exploring climate change effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the Arctic and it will cover topics such as: biogeochemical cycles, above-below ground interactions, biotic interactions, community organization, and land-water interactions and exchange.

The course is open for PhD-students from the four participating universities. All student expenses, such as travel and accommodation, will be covered by the Barents Summer School program.

Tentative program (subject to changes)

How to apply

The number of students from each participating university is limited. Applications from the University of Oulu are to be sent to Aurora DP coordinator Riitta Kamula (riitta.kamula at

Application requires:

•A short CV with your contact info, university etc. (max 1 page)
•A letter of motivation including a description of your research (max 1 page)


Send in your application to riitta.kamula @ no later than April 15, 2015. Successful candidates will be notified by April 24, 2015.

Local organizing committee in Umeå Universitet:

  • Dr. Jenny Ask (coordinator)
  • Prof. Reiner Giesler
  • Dr. Ryan Sponseller
  • Dr. Maja Sundqvist


Links (CIRC, ARCUM, EMG, UmU):



Last updated: 2.4.2015