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ClimBEco PhD courses

The ClimBEco Graduate Research School offers a number of PhD courses and workshops each year. Some are in-depth disciplinary while others are interdisciplinary.

Generally, ClimBEco PhD courses consist of one intensive study week. The courses are free of charge and open to all PhD students that meet the admission requirements, but priority will be given to the 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 2023

Hydrogeological conceptual models for groundwater use and protection. Characterisation methods and scaling considerations 

15-31 March 2023, Lund University (4.5 ECTS)

The presentation and analysis of measurements and synthesis is relevant to designing robust 3D monitoring networks for evaluation of risks, and performance assessments for remediation and resource protection. Hydrogeological conceptual models are essential for forecasting sustainable groundwater use and protection outcomes, and the course will focus on characterization methods and scaling considerations.

  • Course website via
  • Course registration: Send an application with name, university, e-mail, address, name of main supervisor and contact details and evidence of 15-13 credits or corresponding knowledge of basic hydrogeology to studieadmin [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se
  • Course registration deadline: 16 February 2023
  • Course coordinator: Charlotte Sparrenbom
  • Charlotte [dot] Sparrenbom [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se

Causal inference for social and environmental sciences

24-28 April 2023, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This course gives an overview of statistical techniques that are employed in social and environmental sciences to estimate causal effects of interventions such as targeted (environmental) policies from observations. The course starts from gold-standard techniques for controlled experiments and develops an understanding of alternative techniques for settings where experimentation is not feasible or morally justifiable. The course will consist of theoretical lectures and applied showcases in R, replicating seminal studies in lab sessions.

  • Course plan and schedule (PDF, 296 kB, new tab).
  • Registration is done by sending the course coordinator an e-mail.
  • Deadline for registration: 17 April 2023.
  • Course coordinator: Nils Droste
  • nils [dot] droste [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Atmospheric observations of aerosols, clouds and reactive trace gases

8-15 May 2023, online, given by ACTRIS (5 ECTS)

This training school is an introductory course focusing on the variables and measurement techniques relevant to ACTRIS. After the course the participants know what the ACTRIS infrastructure offers and how it is related to other environmental research infrastructures; they know how ACTRIS data is produced and curated; they can use ACTRIS data for answering own research questions; they know where to find more information about the data and measurements. They are familiar with most important variables and measurement techniques related to aerosols, clouds and reactive trace gases, including their advantages and limitations.

  • Course flyer and schedule (PDF, 651 kB, new tab).
  • Registration is done via
  • Deadline for registration: 3 April 2023.
  • Course coordinator: Katrianne Lehtipalo
  • katrianne [dot] lehtipalo [at] helsinki [dot] fi

Nature-based solutions at the climate-biodiversity-health nexus: Environmental psychology, ecology and epidemiology perspectives

22-26 May 2023, Lund University (3 ECTS)

This interdisciplinary course will introduce the climate-biodiversity-health nexus and consider Nature-Based Solutions through the lens of (environmental) psychology, ecology, and epidemiology. It will include both theoretical lectures and application of the knowledge in group work, group discussions, and a study visit to two Nature-Based Solutions in Skåne.

  • Course plan will be updated shortly.
  • Course schedule (PDF, 56 kB, new tab).
  • Registration via
  • Deadline for registration: 17th of April.
  • Contact person: Marlis Wullenkord.
  • marlis [dot] wullenkord [at] abm [dot] lth [dot] se

Changing extremes - summer school

3-18 July 2023, Lund University (6 ECTS)

Introduction into the Arctic region and Svalbard. The students will prepare projects to be conducted on site. During field work at Svalbard, the course leaders will demonstrate the effects of global change in a high Artic permafrost environment and how they are evaluated during a number of excursions from Longyearbyen and from the Isfjord radio station.

ClimBEco PhD courses, Autumn 2023

Interdisciplinarity in environmental research

13-17 November 2023, 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 plan (PDF, 177 kB, new tab).
  • Course schedule to be announced.
  • Course registration and deadline to be announced.
  • Course coordinator: Richard Walters.
  • richard [dot] walters [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Courses at the Bolin Centre 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 Bolin Centre Climate Research School.

Please contact ClimBEco's research administrator, Ylva van Meeningen, before applying to a course at the Bolin Centre.
ylva [dot] van_meeningen [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

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