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Postgraduate course

Anne Jakalaniemi amj at phoenix.oulu.fi
Mon Jan 31 11:58:05 EST 1994

International Postgraduate and Doctoral Course: 

Ecotoxicology of Heavy Metals

June 27 - July 3, 1994, University of Kuopio, Finland

Deadline of application: March 1, 1994

Recent Advances of Terrestial Ecotoxicology

The ecotoxicology of heavy metals still has many unsolved problems.
This course gives an insight both to the new theoretical achievements
and to the new methods of ecotoxicological research of heavy metals.


*      the background: evaluation of exposure and dose in the
       environment (emission and transport)
*      mobility and uptake
*      ecotoxicological mechanisms
*      genetic and population aspects (the tolerance genes, evolution,
*      effects on ecological interactions (plant-insect interactions,
       fungus-host interactions in mycorrhizae, etc.)
*      risk assessment and principles for environmental standars

Lecturers:  Professor Dr. W.H.O. Ernst, Dr. H. Schat, Dr. J.A.C.
Verkley (Department of Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Free University,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. J. Salanki (Hungarian
Academy of Sciences, Hungary), Prof. Dr. J. Sothkov (Russian
Academy of Sciences, Russia). Also other lecturers will be invited.

Organizers:  The course is a part of the Ecotoxicology Programme
started and financed by the Academy of Finland. 

Organizing Committee:  Prof. Osmo H{nninen (chairman), Assoc.
Prof. (act.) Sirpa K{renlampi, Prof. Lauri K{renlampi (University of
Kuopio) and Prof. (act.) Hannu Komulainen (National Public Health
Institute, Kuopio).

Place and Time:  University of Kuopio, Finland, June 27 - July 3,

Language:  English

Course material and structure:  Some literary material to be studied
in advance will be sent to the accepted participants. Other material will
be distributed during the course. In addition to lectures and exercises,
there will also be a seminar during which the subjects of the
participants are briefly presented and  discussed under guidance of
leading international specialists.

Application:  The application should be sent to the contact address
given below not later than by March 1, 1994. You may also send an
abstract of your own work. Use common conference abstract form. If
the interest is too large for available facilities the conveners reserve
the right to select participants.

Costs:  The Academy of Finland has granted funds to cover mainly
the teachers' expenses. The students are requested to find their own
funding. Low cost accommodation in double rooms (about 100 FMK
per a day) and meals (lunch about 20 FMK) will be arranged. Some
grants to the participants are available. The need of support should be
expressed in the application form.

Further Information:  Requests for further information should be
sent to Prof. Osmo H{nninen, University of Kuopio, Department of
Physiology, PL 1627, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland 
(Tel. +358-71-163080; Fax. to + 358-71-163410; E-

Ms. Sari Tarhanen, University of Kuopio, Dept. of Environmental Sciences,
P.O.Box 1627, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland (Fax. +358-71-163230; E-mail:


Anne J{k{l{niemi			tel. +358 81 553 1514
Department of Botany			fax. +358 81 553 1500
University of Oulu			E-mail: amj at phoenix.oulu.fi
FIN-90570 Oulu				or kasv-aj at finou.oulu.fi


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