NOVA PhD course "Invasive Pest Threats in the North"

The course is the first in the NOVA (The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network) PhD course series "Climate Change Entomology in the North" which is scheduled for 2017-2019.


The series "Climate Change Entomology in the North" focuses on the fundamental and drastic demands in agricultural entomology in the Nordic countries, caused primarily by climate change. At an accelerating rate new serious, invasive pests threaten our primary production systems in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and wilderness areas. Furthermore, our pollination and biocontrol ecosystems services - vital to our crop production as well as wild flowers and berries - are at risk due to invading pests, competitors, and diseases; changing phenology of flowering; multiple generations of pests; decline and even forecast extinctions of certain pollinator species, etc. We need to train a new generation of experts in this area to be able to cope with the growing challenges.

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryFinland
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Helsinki
Begin date25.09.2017
End date29.09.2017
Registration deadline15.07.2017
ECTS credits3.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyAgriculture, forestry and fishery (broad programmes)
Teaching placeViikki campus, University of Helsinki
Teaching term
Tagsecosystemsfinlandbiologyclimate changephdagriculture
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