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ClimBEco PhD courses

The ClimBEco graduate research school offers a number of PhD courses each year. Some are in-depth disciplinary while others cross disciplinary borders.

Generally, ClimBEco PhD courses consist of one intensive study week with pre-reading before and an assignment after. The courses are free of charge and open to all PhD students that meet the admission requirements, but priority will be given to PhD students enrolled in the ClimBEco programme. Potential costs for travel and accommodation in connection to participating in ClimBEco courses can be covered for the PhD students who are enrolled and actively attending the ClimBEco programme.

Here is a document with the instruction on how to book travel and accommodation:
Travel instructions for ClimBEco PhD students (PDF, 157 kB, new tab).

Below you find the information about:


ClimBEco PhD courses, Spring 2024

Ecosystem modelling with LPJ-GUESS

10-14 June 2024, Lund University (5 ECTS)

The main aim of the course is to raise awareness of the importance and potential of ecosystem modelling, and to teach practical skills in ecosystem modelling.

  • Course syllabus (PDF, 567kb)
  • Host: Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, LU
  • Registration for the course is now closed.
  • Course coordinators: Stefan Olin and Paul Miller
  • stefan [dot] olin [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se (stefan[dot]olin[at]nateko[dot]lu[dot]se) and paul [dot] miller [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se (paul[dot]miller[at]nateko[dot]lu[dot]se)

ClimBEco PhD courses, Autumn 2024

From CO2 in-situ measurements to carbon balance maps as a tool to support national carbon accounting

2-6 September 2024, Lund University (4 ECTS)

The course aims at introducing the concept of assessing the carbon balance of a geographical region from in situ measurements. The course will focus on the user perspective and different ways of upscaling the carbon dioxide exchange to assess the carbon budget of a larger region (e.g. Sweden or Northern Europe). The course opens 19 August for preparatory reading before the on-campus week 2-6 Sept. An assignment follows the on-campus week.

  • Course description (PDF 151kb)
  • Course syllabus (PDF, 239kb)
  • Host: Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, LU
  • Registration for the course is now closed.
  • Course coordinator: Maj-Lena Finnander Linderson
  • maj-lena [dot] finnander_linderson [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se (maj-lena[dot]finnander_linderson[at]nateko[dot]lu[dot]se)


Environmental Science: Methods in Research Synthesis

9-11 September 2024, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This course is on research synthesis methods in environmental science. It shall provide the student with practical hands-on experience through active participation in the formulation and development of a publishable systematic review and meta-analysis. Teaching consists of a 3-day compulsory in-person session consisting of lectures, seminars, and group workshops, followed by individual exercises and a final hybrid in-person/digital presentation at the end of the course.


Global Environmental Governance

16-20 September 2024, Lund University (3 ECTS)

The course provides in-depth insights to the actors, processes and problems of global environmental politics and offers both practical and theoretical understanding about the world of international relations. It is designed to be accessible for PhD students who come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

  • Course syllabus (PDF 326kb)
  • Host: Department of Political Science, LU
  • Registration to the course through the webform (
  • Deadline to register: 23 August
  • Course convenors: Fariborz Zelli and Nils Droste
  • fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (fariborz[dot]zelli[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se) and nils [dot] droste [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (nils[dot]droste[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)


Sustainable Land Use

1-4 October and 21-23 October 2024, Lund University (5 or 7,5 ECTS)

This course caters to both graduate students who want to embed their research topic in broader processes of global societal challenges related to land use, as well as those wanting to learn more about the biogeochemical and ecological processes setting the possibilities and constraints of land use and methods of measurement upon which sustainable land use is evaluated.


Plant–Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Environment

4-8 November 2024, University of Gothenburg (3 ECTS)

This course deals with the responses of plants (mostly crops andforests) to global environmental change factors such as rising CO2, warming, troposphericozone, and nitrogen deposition. Main emphasis is on ecophysiological plant responses and howthey affect ecosystem processes such as productivity, carbon balance and water cycling. Therepresentation of plants and vegetation in ecosystem and climate models will also be covered tosome extent. The course content will suit PhD students with emphasis on plantecology/ecophysiology as well as those with a broader interest in land–atmosphere interactionsand modelling.

  • Course syllabus
  • Host: Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, UGOT
  • Registration information tba
  • Course convenor: Johan Uddling Fredin
  • johan [dot] uddling [at] bioenv [dot] gu [dot] se (johan[dot]uddling[at]bioenv[dot]gu[dot]se)


Interdisciplinarity in Environmental Research

11-15 November 2024, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This course gives an introduction in how interdisciplinary environmental research can be conducted. As a research area, environmental science is based on the notion that complex environmental problems typically demand an interdisciplinary approach to be holistically understood and potentially solved. In this context, interdisciplinarity denotes both collaborative efforts between scientific disciplines and between scientists and a variety of societal actors. During the course we will revise why interdisciplinary research across these dimensions is needed and how it can be pursued.

  • Course syllabus (PDF, 177 kB, new tab)
  • Host: Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, LU
  • Register for the course through the webform (
  • Deadline to register: 11 October
  • Course coordinator: Richard Walters
  • richard [dot] walters [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (richard[dot]walters[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)


Science communication and role in society

18-22 November 2024, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This course gives knowledge and understanding how effective science communication works and discusses the role of science in society. Through seminars, discussion groups, self-directed learning and project work, the course provides skills to condense and convey key messages clearly, to define target audiences for different types of communication and develops effective techniques to deliver and receive information through different channels. There will be preparatory tasks the week before the course begins and you will work full days during the course period.

  • Course description (PDF, 253 kB, new tab)
  • Host: Centre for Environmental and Climate Science and Dept of Geology, LU
  • Register for the course through the webform (google forms)
  • Deadline to register: 10 October
  • Course coordinator: Johanna Stadmark
  • johanna [dot] stadmark [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se (johanna[dot]stadmark[at]geol[dot]lu[dot]se)


Courses at the Bolin Climate Research School, Stockholm University

PhD students currently enrolled in the ClimBEco graduate research school are eligible to attend courses offered by our collaborator, the Climate Research School of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research.

Introduction to Climate modelling

10-14 June 2024, Stockholm University (5 ECTS)

Students will get a give good insight in climate change science and the numerical tools that go with it. After the course, students will be able to design and run their own experiments in a state-of-the-art climate model as well as to visualize, present and discuss the outcome. Phase one of the course begins 20 May, phase two is on-site lectures 10-14 June, phase three is examination completed by mid-August.

Contact ClimBEco's coordinator before applying to a course at the Bolin Centre.
cheryl [dot] sjostrom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (cheryl[dot]sjostrom[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

More information about the courses at the Bolin Climate Research School –