Info about the summer school

  • Dates: 2-5 August 2021
  • Where: Digital
  • Costs: Free. Summer school participation is free (including non-IRSAE members)
  • ECTS: At INN, the summer school is considered to be worth 2 ECTS. However, IRSAE cannot hand out ECTS, and your own institution would therefore have to validate these credits. PhD participants will receive a diploma upon completion, stating that the summer school is equivalent to 2 ECTS at INN.

The 10th IRSAE summer school is digital, and structured as a mini-conference, with keynote lectures, workshops, a poster session and discussions.

  • Day 1: PhD candidates are required to participate in the group discussion on Day 1. A group discussion consists of 5-7 PhD candidates who present their own research (10 minutes each). The group will discuss and provide feedback following each presentation.
  • Day 2-4: Summer school mini-conference


Register for the summer school, and (optional) submit your abstract

New to this year’s summer school is that PhD candidates can submit abstracts to present a talk or poster. Oral presentations should be 20 minutes, poster presentations should be a static static display during the poster session.

Deadline for registration and abstract submission is 15 May 2021. Register for the summer school, and (optional) submit your abstract, using the online form below:



Tentative summer school program

We have lots of exciting keynote lecturers and workshops scheduled! We will be aanounsing our keynote speakers on our Facebook page.

Some of the amazing researchers are:

Name Institution Topic of lecture/workshop
John Linnell Norwegian Institute of Nature Research (NINA), Inland Norway University (INN) Inspirational lecture

Research gate

Mark Boyce University of Alberta Effects of hunting and harvesting of wildlife populations

The Boyce Lab

Scott Mills University of Montana The Mills Lab
Scott Brainard Inland Norway University (INN)
Olivier Devineau Inland Norway University (INN) Workshop in git/data.frame
Petra Kaczensky Inland Norway University (INN), VetmedVienna Lecture – Room to roam – the challenge of conserving a nomadic species – the case of the Gobi Khulan in Mongolia

Documentary – Reintroduction of the khulan to Kazakhstan

Research gate

Rafi Ahmad Inland Norway University (INN) “Big data” analysis in R
Jesamine Bartlett Norwegian Institute of Nature Research (NINA) Alien Invasion in the Polar regions

Jesamine Bartlett

Alien Polar Hunters

Daniel Bolnick University of Connecticut Individual specialization as a tool to understanding community structures in freshwater ecosystems/ the importance of parasites for population divergence

The Bolnick Lab

Babette Regierer and Susanne Hollmann SB Science Management Workshop: Proposal Writing in a nutshell

SB Science Management


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