We will discuss modeling of variable to be considered in complex systems and their threshold effects as well as some interaction at the socio-ecological interface, the so-called complex adaptive systems. The range of topics spans from plant sciences to economy with a focus on modeling from the mathematical background to complex ecological models. Research and case studies are from climate change, ecosystem research, epidemiology, agriculture and economics with strong links to plant sciences.
Invited speakers will make presentations on the topic of their research, give insight into their research field, conduct interactive workshops and take part in plenary discussions. They will act as mentors in the case studies group work. The outcome of the group work will be available in the proceedings.
The program of the summer school will include sessions on:
Pia-Johanna Schweizer (Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, DE)
Mary Lou Zeeman (Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, US)
Adam Clark (University of Minnesota, US)
Chris Gilligan (University of Cambridge, UK)
Christophe Randin (University of Lausanne, CH)
Robert Finger (ETH Zurich, CH)
Barbour Matthew (Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, CH)