Here you find some examples of trips and projects SPPS has supported!
Arctic Entomology under Climate Change:
PhD-course in Iceland 20-24 August 2018
The course was organised by Prof. Gudmundur Halldorson and located at Gunnarsholt, the headquarters of the Islandic Soil Conservation Service, Hella (S Iceland). We were twelve international students participated and enjoyed the teaching of seven experts coming from Scandinavia. They told us that climate change is occurring faster and at stronger rate in the Arctic than elsewhere in the globe.
We were able to observe it for ourselves through the excursion to the Sólheimajökull glacier. They also told us that changes in phenology, species distributions and ecological interactions in natural and agricultural systems in the North are already occurring. This course presented the ongoing consequences of predicted environmental changes on Arctic entomofauna, from individual to community responses, and the implications to agriculture and forestry. I am glad that the SPPS accepted to support my trip to Iceland because I very appreciated the course, had a nice time there, and came back with much more knowledge and a bigger network by meeting students working in the same area.