Zurich University (Project Leader),
Basle and Berne Universities,
WSL Birmensdorf, SLF Davos,
Bündner Natur-Museum, Chur
The ALPECOLe consortium, a collaboration between renowned Swiss research
and educational institutions, constitutes a unique centre of expertise.
The course allows students around the globe to acquire specific
knowledge of alpine ecology on their own and use it to prepare
themselves for field courses in alpine regions. Along with basic theory,
the 28 lessons contain components and links enabling students to further
explore given themes. For example, students can embark on Virtual walks,
and explore different mountainous terrains, to train their powers of
observation in a natural environment.
This is a multidisciplinary course that can also be taught using
individual modules or lessons. It is particularly suited for students of
the natural and environmental sciences, biology, geography and the