Conferences #ScienceSandwich

The unmissable #ScienceSandwich conferences are back! The CREA Mont-Blanc opens the doors of the Mont Blanc Observatory for these scientifc seminars. Come and meet researchers studying issues that affect the mountains.
As the name “Science Sandwich” would suggest, the conference series occurs midday, from 12:30 to 1:30, and you are encouraged to bring your lunch with you.

These monthly scientific lectures are open to everybody. You will find hereunder the following dates:

Thursday 2nd of February 2023 : Climate change and mountain forest dynamics

Mountain forests now cover more than 50% of the Alps and are home to a significant part of the Alps’ biodiversity. They were shaped by climatic constraints but also by human activities. These forests are now be directly impacted by climate change.

How are the demographic cycle of trees and in particular their regeneration capacities and fecundity affected by climate change?
Are species-rich forests more resilient?

Thursday 19th of January 2023 : Stay tuned to the song of the mountains

Discover bioacoustics with Frédéric Sèbe, researcher specialized on Eco/Bioacoustics. He will present a study case of bioacoustics to monitor rock ptarmigan populations in the Alps.

Tuesday 13th of December 2022: In the footsteps of Alpine Herbivores

Marjorie Bison, ecologist, will present the role of large herbivores in ecosystems, the services and constraints they provide to society, their place in research and finally the issues related to ungulates in France.

We are waiting for you at the Mont-Blanc Observatory on Tuesday December 13th at 12:30 pm. If you are a little too far to visit us this time, you can follow the conference live with this link.

#ScienceSandwich at CREA Mont-Blanc

Tuesday 15th of November 2022: Scientific Tourism: discover our territories differently

Conference with two voices, with Daniel Zambrano, engineer of scientific tourism studies – in charge of the NSE Nature Science Environment Network and Irène Alvarez, co-director of CREA Mont-Blanc.

Crossed views on the different practices of scientific tourism in the mountains, from the Grand Briançonnais to the Mont-Blanc region. What are the issues, constraints and objectives of these new forms of tourism?

Scientific tourism is conceived as a bridge between the world of science and that of tourism. Motivated by the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge, tourism with a scientific dimension contributes to a better understanding of our territories.


Conferences Science Sandwich at CREA Mont-Blanc
at the Mont-Blanc Observatory – 67 lacets du belvédère – 74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Bring your own lunch
Free Entry
Conferences in French or English according to the speakers

You are warmly welcome to these scientific seminars. More dates and topics to follow.

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