unis_logo_The University Centre of Svalbard (UNIS) Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, will offer this PhD course, to be held 21-30 July 2008. The course, will give first-hand understanding of the theoretical framework for the microbial loop, with special emphasis on empirical observations from Greenland and Svalbard waters. Novel topics, approaches and research areas, such as microbial respiration, molecular and genomic techniques, will be presented and discussed. Data from recent fieldwork in the Arctic will be applied in exercises in marine food web modeling. Student work groups will discuss important questions related to the importance of arctic microbial processes in an era of climate change, with guidance from international pioneers in this field of research.

The course will be held at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) located in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The institution provides housing facilities for students in Nybyen, where each student will be offered a single room with a shared bathroom and kitchen. Joint dinners for students and lecturers in the cafeteria at UNIS will be arranged.

The application form is available here.

Please email the application form and a scanned letter from your academic supervisor, no later than Friday, 16 May 2008, to:
Elisabeth Halvorsen

In addition to the email application, the signed application and original letter from your supervisor should be mailed to:
Elisabeth Halvorsen
Norwegian College of Fisheries Science
University of Tromso
N-9037 Tromso