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03.04.2016
18:36

First Latin American Mycology Course will be on Wood Degrading Fungi


It will be held at Katalapi Park May 11-19th, 2016

 
The University of Concepción, in collaboration with Fungi Foundation, has decided to organize a series of Latin American graduate courses on mycology. The first will be on wood degrading fungi and will be held at Katalapi Park, on May 11-19th, 2016. The course will focus on basic aspects of fungi biology, wood degrading fungi systematics,  wood structure and chemistry, biochemical degradation of wood, field identification of wood degrading fungi, wood degradation biotechnology, fungi conservation, and field trips. The course is organized by Victor Hernandez and Luis J. Corcuera (Universidad de Concepción) and Giuliana Furci (Fungi Foundation) and will involve the following guest professors: Dr. Elisandro Drechsler-Santos (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil) Dr. Donald Pfister (Harvard University, USA), Dr. Mario Rachjenberg (National University of Patagonia, Argentina), Dr. José Becerra (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile), Dr. Götz Palfner (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile). The course is offered for graduate students and professionals of related fields. More information about the course and the brochure with instructions on how to apply can be downloaded below. You can also visit the website http://www.parquekatalapi.cl

Applications will be accepted until January 20, 2016

Contact Prof. Luis J. Corcuera in luis.corcuera@parquekatalapi.<wbr>cl

Telephone + 56-41-2203586; Mobile +56992490228.

 

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26.01.2015
15:40

Massive International participation marked the 2015 Plant Ecophysiology Course in Katalapi

Class break
Activity in Katalapi forest

The most international version of the Summer Course of Plant Ecophysiology in Katalapi Park finished on January 16, 2015. More than ever, students and professors came from far away continents, leaving Chileans as a minority. Well known scientists were the lecturers of the course. They came from Australia  (2), Brazil (1), Ireland (1), New Zealand (1),  Switzerland (1),  and  Chile (4). Students came from 8 countries: Australia (3) Argentina (2), Brazil (4), Canadá (2), USA (1), Colombia (1), México (4), and Chile (8). During the 10 days of the course all activities were performed in English, including students presentations.

Each year, the course deals with different aspect of Plant Ecophysiology. This year was on the relation of ecophysiological and ecological processes. In previous years, the emphasis was on Root Ecophysiology, Photosynthesis Ecophysiology, Plant Soil Interactions, and Plant Stress Ecophysiology. This summer the course was centered on “Forest Ecophysiology: from cells to ecosystems”. This summer course is an official activity of the Graduate School of Universidad de Concepción. In addition it had the collaboration and sponsorship of Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB) and the Center for Ecological Research of the Patagonia (CIEP). Since this is an advanced graduate level course, most of the students are enrolled in PhD or Masters Programs. Due to the success of this experience, we have decided to offer in January 2016 a new course on“Plant Ecophysiology in a Warmer and Drier World”.

The course is an intensive experience, with 10 days of lectures, seminars and preparation of research projects. It requires dedication, resistance, social skills, and patience to live immersed in a world class plant ecophysiological environment.  We thank all the unforgettable moments to all our international and Chilean visitors. We invite you to visit our Facebook page to see more pictures of the event.  

11.09.2014
08:18

X INTERNATIONAL SUMMER COLLOQUIUM ON PLANT ECOPHYSIOLOGY

JANUARY 16-19, 2015.

The full program is now available (download here)

 As in previous years, the X International Summer Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology will take place in Katalapi Park, Puerto Montt, Chile, from january 16.19, 2015. The great success of this even has made possible its development, gathering every year more Chilean and international participants. The Colloquium consists on a series of plenary lectures delivered by well known ecophysiolosts and a series of shorter presentations, as well a round table discussions on various topics of interest.Among those that have confirmed its participation are Günter Hoch (Suiza), Marilyn Ball (Australia), Bruce Osborne (Ireland), Victoria Fernández (Spain), Michael Shane (Australia; PIA-MEC 80140018), Rafael Oliveira (Brasil), Matthew Turnbull (Nueva Zelandia), Jorge Prieto (Argentina) and Rodrigo Guijón (Chile).

The poster of the Colloquium and registration information can be down loaded from links below. Those that wish to receive more information, please write to Dr Luis Corcuera a lcorcuer@udec.cl

 

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22.10.2013
16:13

The IX Summer Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology will be held in Katalapi

January 18-20, 2014
The full final program is now available
As usual, the International Summer Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology be held from 18 to 20 January 2014 . This event consists of lectures, panel discussions, short scientific presentations, and social events to facilitate knowledge and discussion among participants. The conference will be highlighted by a number of guest speakers: Hans Lambers (Australia), Michael Shane (Australia), Jaume Flexas (Spain), Dana Bergstrom (Australia), Robert Turgeon (USA), Marilyn Ball (Australia), Rafael Oliveira (Brazil) , Frida Piper (Chile), and Franςois Teste (Australia). The topics of their lectures are in the general program, which can be downloaded from this page. In addition, there will be presentations of short communications, a panel discussion on the development of Plant Ecophysiology in Chile, and numerous instances to allow discussion. Those interested in participating can write directly to the organizer (luis.corcuera@parquekatalapi.cl), sending the title and author of the presentation.

The deadline for submission of work titles is November 30, 2013


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01.08.2012
16:35

International Graduate Course on Plant Stress Ecophysiology is offered in Katalapi

Plant Stress Ecophysiology
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An International Graduate Course on Plant Stress Ecophysiology will be offered in Parque Katalapi from January 10-19, 2013. This course is aimed at Graduate students and professionals interested in stress ecophysiology from Chile and abroad. The program includes a detailed revision of environmental stress concepts in plants, analyzes of specific types of stress, physiological, and molecular responses of plants to stress conditions. Adaptation and acclimation of plants to adverse conditions will be a central aspect of the course. Finally, all this knowledge will be discussed in the contex of global warming and associated climatic changes.

 

The course is organized by Drs Luis Corcuera, Leon Bravo, Rafael Coopman of Universidad de Concepción, Universidad de La Frontera, and Universidad Austral de Chile, respectively. In addition there will be invited lecturers from Chile and abroad: Marilyn Ball (Australia), Lohengrin Cavieres (Chile), Ignacio García-Plazaola (Spain), Hans Lambers (Australia), Rafael Oliveira (Brazil), and Manuel Pinto (Chile)

 

The application deadline is October 31, 2012. No fellowships are available from the organizers. Course information, registration costs, and application procedures can be downloaded from this web page. For additional information, contact Dr Leon A . Bravo at lbravo@ufro.cl ; Phone 56- 45-592821

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