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Katalapi Park regrets to inform that the course “Evolutionary Plant Ecophysiology has been postponed, possibly until January 2018. In spite of the enormous interest generated by the course among lecturers and students, the course had to be postponed because of health reasons related to the family of Dr Corcuera, one of the organizer. The courses offered in Katalapi have been characterized by high academic and logistic standards. Since we cannot assure the presence of the park directors in January 2017, we have preferred to postpone the course to avoid organizational and logistic deficiencies. We will inform in April 2017 the new date of the course.
Parque Katalapi, January 14-17, 2016, Chile
One of the central topics of the XI Summer Colloquium on Plant Ecophysiology will be how plants may be affected in their physiology by climate changes that are already occurring. Among the invited lecturers are: Rajeev Arora (Iowa State University, USA), Marilyn Ball (Australian National University, Australia), Rob Brooker (James Hutton Institute, UK), Nicolás Franck (Universidad de Chile), Jorge Gago (U. Islas Baleares, Spain), Ragan Callaway (U. Montana), Leopoldo García Sancho (U. Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Brad Butterfield (Northern Arizona University), Chris Lortie (York University, Canada), Richard Michalet (Université d’Bordeaux, France), Bruce Osborne (University College Dublin, Ireland), and Francisco Pugnaire (EEZA-CSIC, Spain). The Colloquium consists in lectures, a symposium on “Plant Interactions in a changing world” organizedby Dr. Lohengrin Cavieres (U. de Concepción, Chile) and short oral presentations.
The Summer Colloquium on Plat Ecophysiology is organized by Dr. Luis Corcuera (U. de Concepción, Chile) and Dr. Nicolás Franck (U. de Chile). It has the support of Universidad de Concepción, Universidad de La Frontera , and Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad. Those interested in participating may contact Dr Luis Corcuera: firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.parquekatalapi.cl. The deadline for registering for short communications is November 30, 2015.
Parque Katalapi, Región de Los Lagos, Chile, January 6-14, 2016
A new international, graduate level course on “Plant Ecophysiology in a Warmer and Drier World” will be offered from January 6-16, 2016 at the Biological Station Parque Katalapi of Universidad de Concepción. This course is organized by Drs. Lohengrin Cavieres (Universidad de Concepción, IEB, Chile), Luis J. Corcuera (Universidad de Concepción, Chile), León A. Bravo (Universidad de La Frontera, Chile), and Hans Lambers (University of Western Australia). The sutudent that aprove the course could receive an official certificate from Universidad de Concepción or Universidad de La Frontera. The general topic of the course refers to how plants may be affected in its physiology and performance by climate changes. There will be great emphasis on plant stress physiology. The course includes lectures, seminars, and presentation of research projects. These activities will be performed or supervised by invited scientis as: Rajeev Arora (Iowa State University, USA), Marilyn Ball (Australian National University, Australia), Rob Brooker (James Hutton Institute, UK), Nicolás Franck (Universidad de Chile), Jorge Gago (U. Islas Baleares), Ragan Callaway (U. Montana), Leopoldo García Sancho (U. Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Brad Butterfield (Northern Arizona University), Chris Lortie (York University, Canada), Richard Michalet (Université d’Bordeaux, France) Bruce Osborne (University College Dublin, Ireland); Frida Piper (CIEP, Chile), Francisco Pugnaire (EEZA-CSIC, Spain), Maisa Rojas (Universidad de Chile), Angela Sierra (Universidad de Concepción) y Mercedes Vivas (Universidad de Concepción). To apply for the course, it is required to send the curriculum vitae and the dully filled application form before October 1, 2015.
The course brochure and the application form can be downloaded from this web page. For more information please contac a Prof. Luis J. Corcuera at email@example.com or visit the web page http://www.parquekatalapi.cl; Telefono:56-41-2203586 o al celular 56-9-92490229
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
The international course on “Forest Ecophysiology: from cells to ecosystems” will be offered from January 8.16 at Parque Katalapi, Región de Los Lagos, Chile. The course is organized by Luis J. Corcuera (Universidad de Concepción, Chile), Hans Lambers (UWA, Australia), Frida Piper (CIEP) and Aurora Gaxiola (IEB). Among invited lecturers are Juan Armesto (P. Universidad Católica de Chile), Marilyn Ball (Australian National University, Australia), Rafael Coopman (Universidad Austral de Chile), Günter Hoch (University of Basel, Switzerland), Rafael Oliveira (UNICAMP; Brazil), Bruce Osborne (University College Dublin, Ireland), Pablo Guerrero (Universidad de Concepción, Chile), Michael Shane (University of Western Australia, PIA-MEC 80140018), Alvaro Gutiérrez (Universidad Austral de Chile), and Matthew Turnbull (University of Canterbury, NZ). The activities of the course include lectures, seminars presented by students and the preparation of a research Project. The language of the course will be English. Those interested in the course must send their Curriculum vitae and the filled application form before October 31 2014. The instruction and forms to apply can be downloaded from the web site (www.parquekatalapi.cl). This is an official graduate level course from Universidad de Concepción. Those students that approve the course may receive a certificate from this institution.
A network of researchers will be formed with international projections
"Between 7 and 8 December the first workshop of epiphytes and climber plants in Chile took place at Katalapi Park. The meeting was attended by 21 participants (including researchers, postdocs and graduate students) from around the UdeC , UACH , ULS and UCT . The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Alfredo Saldaña (UdeC) , and sponsored by the Direccion de Postgrado (UdeC) and Mecesup Project UCO 0708 . In this workshop, we were privileged to have the participation of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Zotz (Carl von Ossietzky Universität , Oldenburg , Germany ), an internationally recognized expert in epiphytes. As a result of the meeting and thanks we shared our knowledge about these functional groups. We decided to join an international network of research collaboration ( Epinet ), which seeks to formulate new research questions in the fields of ecology , ecophysiology, and conservation of these groups, at a more integrative and spatial larger scale. To this end and following the meeting, we began to plan a collaboration strategy that addresses the challenge of responding these questions (eg what environmental factors limit the distribution of epiphytes in temperate ecosystems?). The collaborative network will not only focus on epiphytes , but also climbers, lianas, and parasites , as these life forms share a similar habitat and generally have been little studied . Dr. Saldaña will coordinate the research plan and network. Interested persons may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org "