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Testimonials: HIGRADE-funded Activities

Larisa Tarasova went to the Aberdeen Catchment Science Summer School 2017

What was the most interesting thing you experienced during the trip about science?

I got some insights on evolution of our understanding about hydrological processes and how to transfer our knowledge of these processes from smaller to larger scales. I would definitely recommend this summer school to PhDs in the field of catchment hydrology and catchment science.

What was the most surprising/interesting thing you learned about the country/region?

Scottish landscapes are breathtaking and a perfect place to “see” variety of runoff generation processes with your own eyes.

Participants of the Summer school in the Dee River catchment. Photo: Jan Seibert
Participants of the Summer school in the Dee River catchment. Photo: Jan Seibert

Xiaoxing Liu went to ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting "Mountains to the Sea", Honolulu, Hawaii

ASLO Meeting 2017, Field trip. Photo: Xiaoqing Liu/UFZ
ASLO Meeting 2017, Field trip. Photo: Xiaoqing Liu/UFZ

  • What was most valuable about the trip for your personal life?

1. It was my first experience to be involved in such a royal academic issue and give an oral presentation. The presentation was not perfect and even too short because of my nervousness, but it was whatever the moment I should cherish.
2. After my talk, a scientist from Canada came to me and showed her great interest to my work, and she offered the possibility to cooperate in the future.
3. On the flight back to Germany, my neighbour was a Spanish marine scientist. He shared his feeling and scientific experience with me which was quite valuable for me.
4. Get to know some famous scientists that I knew from the literature, it actually excited me.
5. The last thing I have to refer is that I finally gathered the courage to initiate an academic talk with the other scientists.

ASLO Meeting, Fish species. Photo: Jana Greuer ASLO Meeting, Fish species. Photo: Jana Greuer

Would you recommend this event to other PhDs?

I definitely recommend the ASLO Meeting to all the PhDs who work on aquatic science, and if possible, go for a second time. But, I have to emphasize, we have to think about how to take the full advantage of the conference before we decide to join.




Other Events & Activities Funded by HIGRADE


Paperwriting Workshop in the Harz mountains. / Photo: Matthias Koschorreck, UFZ
Paperwriting Workshop 2017 in the Harz mountains. / Photo: Matthias Koschorreck, UFZ