Master Classes

Attendance by young European researchers will be promoted and supported. The following criteria have to be fulfilled for eligibility for a reduced registration fee:
The applicant has to

For applicants who fulfil these criteria, the registration fee for the EGF 2010 conference will be € 200 if they register on the registration form and pay by 30 April 2010 at the latest. After 30 April, the registration fee for young researchers will be € 400. The cost for the conference dinner on Wednesday 11 June will be an additional € 50. If the applicant does not meet these requirements for reduced registration fee, he/she will be contacted by EGF secretary's office before the additional fee is charged.


The Master Classes will be held during the week before the conference starts.

Date Master Class A Location:
Monday 23.08.2010
- Sunday 29.08.2010

'Stable Isotopes in Grassland Science'
Prof. Hans Schnyder and colleagues
Chair of Grassland Science
Technical University, Munich
Hans Schnyder is head of the Chair of Grassland Science at Technische Universität München. His research interests are in the physiology of grassland plants and ecosystems. He has maintained a long-lasting interest in stable isotope methodology and applications for studies of the physiology and ecology of organisms and ecosystems.

max. 18 participants

Technical University Munich
Chair of Grassland Science
Am Hochanger 1
D-85350 Freising-Weihenstephan


Master Class B


- Saturday

'Experimentation in biodiversity studies'
Prof. John Connolly and Dr. Laura Kirwan (WIT, Waterfood, Irland)
500, James Joyce Library Building
School of Mathematical Sciences
University College Dublin, Ireland

John Connolly has extensive design, analysis and consulting experience across a wide range of biological sciences. He founded the Environmental and Ecological Modelling Group, comprising researchers in UCD and Teagasc. They have developed models of biological systems in many areas of application and currently specialize in providing statistical methods in biodiversity research and its interface with climate change. This work involves collaboration with a broad national and international network of biologists and has established new paradigms for experimental investigations.
Details will be given in the next update of EGF 2010 homepage
max. 15 participants

University of Kassel
Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences (FB 11)
Nordbahnhofstr. 1a,
37213 Witzenhausen, Germany

Contact regarding technical assistance/ accommodation:

Date Master Class C Location:

- Saturday

'Scientific writing'
Dr. Alan Hopkins Honorary Research Associate,
Centre for Rural Policy Research,
Amory Building,
Rennes Drive,
Exeter, EX44RJ, Devon, UK


Alan Hopkins is an agronomist and ecologist whose grassland research interests include the management and restoration of species-rich grassland, nutrient management, organic farming and the impacts of climate change. His career has included a 30-year period with IGER in the UK, when he was also an Honorary staff member of the University of Reading. Since 2007 he has been an Honorary Research Associate of the University of Exeter and he also works as an independent consultant. He is Deputy Editor of Grass and Forage Science, has edited several books, conference proceedings and technical reviews, and has acted as adviser to a number of journals and international research review boards.
Details will be given in the next update of EGF 2010 homepage

max. 22 participants

University of Göttingen Institute of Grassland Science

Von-Siebold-Str. 8

37075 Göttingen

Contact regarding technical assistance/accommodation:
Christiane Wunderow