Because class size is limited to a maximum of 25 students, candidates must first send an application by email to

Please place the course number in the subject line and include:

  1. a short (1 page) C.V. detailing your academic background (in the body of the email, or in an attached document)
  2. a statement of interest including a description of your current research (approximately 150 words). This letter must specify the research axis closest to your research (1 – discovery of biodiversity; 2 – changes in biodiversity and ecosystem services; 3 – management and adaptation to biodiversity changes). The letter should also indicate your university, program of studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D.), research supervisor and year of study.
  3. dietary requirements (vegetarian, allergies etc.)