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Sunday, 23 September  
Arrival    
17:00-17:30 Welcome and Introduction Ruben Sommaruga
18:30            Dinner  
     
Monday, 24 September 
  Chair: Ruben Sommaruga  
08:50-09:00 Opening words by the Vice Rector of Teaching:
Roland Psenner
 
09:00-10:00 The interactive effects of atmospheric nitrogen
deposition and climate change on mountain lakes
Jill Baron
Colorado State University/USGS, USA
10:00-10:30 Coffee break  
10:30-11:30 The physical response of water bodies in mountain regions  to climatic forcing and climate change David Livingstone
EAWAG, CH
11:30-12:30 Monitoring the biogeochemistry of alpine lakes and streams to diagnose the health status of the global ecosystem Lluís Camarero
CSIC, ES
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
14:00-15:00 Long-term development of Alpine lakes - climate, human, and atmospheric impact since the last Ice Age Karin Koinig
Univ. Innsbruck, A
15:00-15:30 Coffee break  
15:30-16:30 East African Mountain Lakes as archives for climate change:
past, present, future
Hilde Eggermont
Ghent University, BE
16:30-17:30 UV radiation and global change in mountain lakes Ruben Sommaruga
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
17:30-18:30 Presentation by participants  
18:30 Dinner  
20:00-21:00 Presentation by participants  
     
Tuesday, 25 September 
Session Chair: Jill Baron  
09:00-10:00 Alpine stream ecosystems: Indicators of a changing world Leo Füreder
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
10:00-10:30 Coffee break  
10:30-11:30         Mountain landscape: use and changes  Ulrike Tappeiner
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
11:30-12:30 Effects of changing climate and land use on carbon cycling in mountain grassland Michael Bahn
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
Session        Chair: Jill Baron  
14:00-15:00 Hydraulics of trees in alpine ecosystems Stefan Mayr
Univ.
Innsbruck, A
15:00-15:30 Coffee break  
15:30-16:30 Past and ongoing climate changes: alpine endemism and rapid evolution Birgit Schlick-Steiner
Florian Steiner

Univ. Innsbruck,
A
16:30-17:30 Food-web interactions in mountainous ecosystems Michael Traugott
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
17:30-18:30

Colonization and primary succession on deglaciated terrain

Rüdiger Kaufman
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
18:30 Dinner  
20:00-21:30 Presentation by participants  
     
Wednesday, 26 September 
08:30-14:00 Excursion  
15:00-15:30 Coffee break  
Session Chair: Ulrike Tappeiner  
15:30-16:30 Lessons from the past: What can reconstruction of Pleistocene range shifts tell us about the future Peter Schönswetter
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
16:30-17:30 Plant and ecosystem responses to global change in high mountains Christian Körner
Univ. Basel,
CH
17:30-18:30 Carbon, water and energy cycling in mountain terrestrial ecosystems Georg Wohlfahrt
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
18:30 Dinner  
     
Thursday, 27 September 
Session Chair: Richard Bardgett  
09:00-10:00 Water and global change in the Swiss Alps-From understanding to action Rolf Weingartner
Univ. Bern,
CH
10:00-10:30 Coffee break  
10:30-11:30  Impacts of climate change on glaciers: the global view from
1850 - 2300
Benjamin Marzeion
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
11:30-12:30 Carbon cycling and microbial diversity
at the interface between glaciers and headwaters
Tom Battin
Univ.
of Vienna, A
12:30-13:30 Lunch  
14:00-15:00 Monitoring and management of alpine stream waters Christopher Robinson
EAWAG,
CH
15:00-15:30 Coffee break  
15:30-16:30 Climate effects on tree growth at boundaries of tree existence in the Alps Walter Oberhuber
Univ. Innsbruck,
A
16:30-17:30 Open discussion/free time  
18:00 Grill party  
     
Friday, 28 September 
Session Chair: Michael Bahn
 
09:00-10:00 Plant-soil interactions in a changing world Richard Bardgett
Lancaster,
UK
10:00-10:30 Farewell