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SIFER-International Doctoral Course-\"Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research\"

SIFER 2021

International Doctoral Course

“Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research”

The next course will be held on 13 - 17 September 2021.

The University of Lorraine (Doctoral School SIReNA) and the "Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement" (INRAE) are organizing, in the frame of the Lab of Excellence for Advanced Research on the Biology of Tree and Forest Ecosystems (LabEx ARBRE), an International Doctoral Course “Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research” (SIFER) since 2012 at the INRA Campus in Champenoux, France.

The main goal of this SIFER doctoral course is to offer a broad introduction to the use of stable isotopes in forest ecosystem research. Many ecological processes that occur in forest ecosystems produce a distinct isotopic footprint that can be used to trace the origin and the transfer of the major elements into ecological processes, to decipher the effects of environmental changes on several metabolic pathways and to understand complex interactions among ecosystem compartments and ecological processes occurring in trees and forest. Stable isotopes provide relevant information in forest ecosystem research, and they are thus powerful tools that still undergo very fast technological developments. The course is open to all PhD students working on stable isotopes, not exclusively on trees or forests.

Click here to learn more about the training, the staff and local information 

The next course will be held on 13 - 17 September 2021. Registration is now open HERE until June 19th 2021.


The evolution of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe seems to be improving. We are therefore happy to confirm the organization of the 8th international doctoral school "Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research", which will be held from September 13 to 17, 2021 in Nancy, France. We have extended the application period until June 19, 2021.