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Helmholtz Research School
Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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  • MICMoR Summer School 2018
  • MICMoR Fellows' Retreat
  • MICMoR Career Days 2017
  • MICMoR Vision

This year’s summer school in Garmisch-Partenkirchen focused on Carbon-Nitrogen Interactions across Ecosystems and Scales, organized by guest scientist Prof. Christine Goodale, PhD (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA). The weeklong course welcomed 21 participants from seven nations and was taught by five experts in the field.

The summer school this year included an all-day field trip to a TERENO field site in Fendt, where the participants took plant, soil and gas samples to examine Carbon-Nitrogen interactions in the field.

Apart from fieldwork and lectures, the course students were able to get insight into work in a greenhouse, worked in groups using different data sets to model C-N interactions, and were able to give presentations on the work they had done.

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MICMoR Summer School 2018

The Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus on Mount Zugspitze was the venue of the 6th MICMoR Fellows' Retreat, which this time treated the topic "Scientific Communication".

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MICMoR Fellows' Retreat

MICMoR's second Career Days offered glimpses into different career options outside academia. On Day 1, invited speakers with an academic background in environmental sciences gave insights into their own career paths and job profiles, whereas Day 2 provided the participants with information from the KIT Career Service, CV and application checks and a professional photo shooting.

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MICMoR Career Days 2017

MICMoR aims at training young scientists for careers in the climate change field. Today much more is asked from the next generation of researchers: academic research skills in just one scientific field is often not enough, but an interdisciplinary approach is required to be able to cross boundaries and seek new innovative ideas. In addition, an international global orientation as well as networking and exchange with cooperation partners is crucial for scientific careers ...

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MICMoR Vision

Welcome to MICMoR,

the Helmholtz Research School on Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions, based at KIT/IMK-IFU in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!

MICMoR’s research is directed to the consequences of climate change for biosphere, atmosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes. Its Graduate Program offers scientific training for PhD students from a background in climate change research. It also provides training in professional competencies and offers various opportunities of international exchange and collaboration. Our vision is to train a new generation of outstanding young scientists to navigate successfully in collaborative climate change research.

At the beginning of 2018 we can look back on the past six MICMoR years and be very happy with how our Research School has developed. We thank especially all our 31 MICMoR Fellows and the MICMoR Scientists for their commitment and engagement in MICMoR activities.

The MICMoR Coordination Team
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen