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The Doctoral Consortium will be held at The University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 complex, a unique and exceptionally interesting location for this year’s attendees.

“Biosphere 2” derives its name and concept from the first biosphere – the Earth. The Biosphere was originally developed to be a self-sustaining space-colonization experiment in which Biospherians were sealed inside the glass enclosure to measure their survivability. Today it is a laboratory for large-scale projects where The University of Arizona can perform key experiments aimed at quantifying some of the consequences of global climate change.

Consortium attendees will be staying in the Student Village complex adjacent to the Biosphere, which is a series of casitas (Spanish for small house) and meeting rooms. The casitas offer all the comforts of home including television, refrigerator, stove and Wi-Fi access. In addition, all the meeting rooms offer Wi-Fi access.

Accepted student participants will receive more information and details on their stay at the Biosphere during the summer of 2009.

We invite you to find out more about this unique venue by visiting Biosphere 2 online at www.b2science.org.

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