Mountain Ecology workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland

October 5, 2008 – 9:53 pm


This week I am attending a small workshop in Lausanne Switzerland (on beautiful Lake Geneva, above) to meet with the some fellow researchers who study mountain ecosystems in the Alps. I am here with several of my colleagues from the Niwot Ridge LTER site.

Our goal is to share different research ideas and approaches with our counterparts at the Universit√© de Lausanne. We may also write a collaborative manuscript on something like “predictive modeling in mountain environments” or “similarities and differences between the alpine ecosystems of the Rockies and the Alps.”

Yesterday I wandered around Lausanne trying to stay awake. Lausanne is a beautiful lakeside city with neat old architecture and a very sophisticated and upscale sensibility. I am currently killing time until breakfast since I woke up at 2:00 a.m! Hopefully I will adjust to the time, but also find spare moments like this to blog more of our meeting.


  1. One Response to “Mountain Ecology workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland”

  2. Please do share some information on how the meeting goes in regards with collaborative work. I’m interested in doing some joint work with the Japanese and Kiwis. Enjoy Switzerland!

    By Brian on Oct 7, 2008

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