Welcome to IRSAE
The mission of IRSAE is to advance the quality of PhD education within various research fields coupled to Applied Ecology, thereby producing responsible future scientists & managers that can progress the present-day front in applied ecology further.
IRSAE attempts to achieve its mission through various objectives:
- to establish an interactive network of contacts and collaboration among PhD students, researchers and managers;
- to supply PhD-students with ecological theory and enable them to employ this theory in tackling management issues;
- to exchange and facilitate information between parties involved regarding the availability of existing PhD courses, seminars, research funding, career opportunities etc, and to create new PhD courses, conferences, and PhD meetings;
“Apply ecological theory and methodology to develop comprehensive mitigation measures for the sustainable use and management of natural resources. To validate the desired effect of the previous we need effective and long term monitoring of the natural environment. Hence, the bulk of our research and education is focused towards mitigation, use, management and environmental monitoring (MUMM) “
Hedmark University College will manage and finance the startup phase of IRSAE. Following partnership agreement a Steering Board will be elected, consisting of representatives from all partner institutions and PhD students, to make strategic decisions regarding IRSAE. The steering board will assemble on a yearly basis. At the moment all decisions are taken by the Scientific Director: Harry P. Andreassen.
Nevertheless, this is a research school and the main players are the participating research groups (list of IRSAE partners) and, most importantly, the PhD-students attached to IRSAE.
WANT TO JOIN US?
The International Research School in Applied Ecology (IRSAE) has a strong focus towards an improved integration of applied ecological research and present day management issues. We invite all research & management institutions whose interests overlap with our mission and research profile, and wish to join the IRSAE environment, to contact us