Utrecht University has organized the training for life science PhD candidates in the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GS-LS). This graduate school offers 15 different programmes, one of which is the PhD programme Environmental Biology. This programme harbors ~70 PhD candidates who work in the groups Ecology & Biodiversity, Molecular Plant Physiology, Microbiology, Plant Ecophysiology or Plant-Microbe Interactions, or whoms (co-)promotor is affiliated to one of the above-mentioned groups (external PhD candidates, e.g. from NIOO, WUR or research-based companies).
Most of the Environmental biology students also particpate in national research schools, such as Production Ecology & Resource Conservation (PE&RC) or Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS). Those students are encouraged to follow the training provided by those graduate schools and which is offered on their respective websites:
- Experimental Plant Science (http://www.graduateschool-eps.info)
- Plant Ecology & Resource Conservation (http://www.pe-rc.nl)
Summerschools and seminars organized by the Institute of Environmental biology (IEB) will be announced through email and on the IEB website. Most generic training provided by the GS-LS is announced here.