13 17 septembre 2021 Terminé

Champenoux (54)

Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research (SIFER)

How to use stables isotopes in forest ecosystem research ? How to obtain reliable data, correct them and ensure their quality ? Join us for a week of intensive training with specialists in these tools and their applications.

Official statement

Dear SIFER participants and partners,

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.

The website to have more information and to register is https://www6.inrae.fr/sifer-stable-isotopes-course

The organizing committee of SIFER


What is SIFER ?

Group picture of SIFER 2017 course participants and staff

To better understand the tree's physiology, the interactions of trees with the soil, the atmosphere or the water dynamics in forest ecosystems, mass spectrometry and laser spectrometry now offer many possibilities for forest research. SIFER training combines practical exercises and theoretical approach. It is intended primarily for PhD students, but others scientists motivated by this field are welcome.  The course will include lectures, computing exercises and practical works.

Learn more about the training

The target audience of the course is...

....PhD students coming from any institution worldwide. Applications are launched about six months before the course. The selection of candidates is done by an education committee based on the motivation letter of applicants and their research project involving the use of stable isotopes.


Organised since 2012 by the University of Lorraine (Doctoral School SIRENA) and the "Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement" (INRAE), in the frame of the Lab of Excellence for Advanced Research on the Biology of Tree and Forest Ecosystems (LabEx ARBRE), the International Doctoral Course “Stable Isotopes in Forest Ecosystem Research” (SIFER)  has already welcome 134 students from all over Europe and beyond at the INRAE Campus in Champenoux, France.