Excursion 2008 - Austrian Alps
For the 2008 years EES excursion a group of 16 EES master/diploma students and 6 professors and researchers
went to the beautiful Austrian Alps to St. Martin am Tennengebirge.
St. Martin am Tennengebirge
There was a 1 week statistical training course held before the excursion by Prof. Sebastian
Diehl at the Biozentrum. A general organizational meeting for the excursion was held in June.
After the excursion was a meeting back at the Biozentrum for return of the data set and
a general discussion.
Statistical training course: 28.07.2008 - 01.08.2008
Excursion: 02.08.2008 - 09.08.2008
Post-excursion meeting: 13.08.2008
The primary purpose of the excursion was for the students to study the high alpine valley ecosystem
and carry out a small scientific project. In addition there were a variety of great activities:
- Soft hike up into the mountains
- Trip to the nearby glacier
- Visit the largest ice cave in world
- Fishing, including filleting and cooking of the days catch
- Canyoning tour
Things to Bring
The equipment is for most of the activities provided and the bed and breakfast where we are staying
provided bedding. But there are a couple of things you should make sure to bring:
- Hiking boots - they dont have to be amazing, like ones you would use to climb Everest, but they
should come up over your ankels and have decent grip.
- Rain gear
We are staying at a bed and breakfast lodge. There are double rooms for sleeping and a large common room.
Breakfast is provided by the lodge each day, and we will have access to the kitchen for cooking. The town is
near to the lodge, so we can go into town to buy food or to go out for dinner.
We will either be taking a bus or the train, the details aren't determined yet. If you have a car and
want to drive out on your own, that is also fine. It is approximately a 2.5 hour trip from Munich.
Dr. Herwig Stibor: stibor"at" zi.biologie.uni-muenchen.de
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Diehl: diehl"at"zi.biologie.uni-muenchen.de