No reading is required prior to the course. However, if participants are keen on preparing themselves we recommend for a general introduction into individual based modelling in ecology:
- Grimm V, Railsback SF (2005) Individual-based Modeling and Ecology, Princeton University Press, Princeton N.J., 428 pp.
Furthermore a good introduction to using NetLogo for individual-based Modelling in Ecology is:
- Railsback SF, Grimm V (2012) Agent-Based and Individual-Based Modeling: A Practical Introduction, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 329 pp.
And there is lots of information on the NetLogo homepage on additional resources: http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/.
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
Scholarship: Thanks to the donations of former participants, this year there is a place for free at the course for PhD students. If you want to apply please send an e-mail to email@example.com including: 1- Full name and country, 2- Short project (maximum 300 words), 3- Letter of your advisor stating if you have any grant to develop your PhD. Deadline: March 31st. Please include the name of the course in the subject line.
Furthermore, a 20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Organizations with discount). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).
Spanish unemployed scientists, as well as Spanish PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinators. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.