Vera Markgraf was an invited lecturer at a week-long international summer school concentrating on “Climate Change: Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems.” Discussion included the past, present, and future effects of global warming on alpine vegetation, including European vegetation attempting to shift north-, east-, and upwards. The summer school provides young scientists with the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading climate researchers. Seventy PhD students and Post-Docs from around the world are selected from applications. The school focuses on a different climate topic each year. The program is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation.