The course is designed as a 2-week excursion to Samothraki with the aim to learn and apply aquatic ecology and social ecology approaches in a local setting while supporting current research and building synergy with the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve process. The course gives students the opportunity to engage in a real-life project and utilise their scientific training to support the process further, namely the creation of a management plan with a set of activities towards sustainability, and a science plan for further research on the island that would also meet local interests. This will provide students the experience of participating in a transdisciplinary research process, being exposed to a search for solutions for sustainability and development challenges, and learning to interact with stakeholders in a culturally challenging environment.
Theoretical input will be provided by renowned scholars. Confirmed speakers include:
Prof.Marina Fischer-Kowalski (Vienna Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen Adria University);
Prof.Klement Tockner (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries; Berlin),
Prof.Michael Scoullos (Department of Chemistry, University of Athens, President of the Greek
National Committee of UNESCO MAB), and
Ass.-Prof. Nuria Bonada (Department of Ecology,University of Barcelona).
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