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 one scholarship for PhD students (the scholarship is in the form of tuition fee waivers only, it does not cover travelling and lodging). If you want to apply please fill up this form. You are expected to send us: 1- Full name and country, 2- Short project related with the course (maximum 2500 characters), 3- Letter of your advisor stating if you have any grant to develop your PhD. Deadline: March 31st. You should register for the course before applying.
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 1 place and it will be covered by strict inscription order.
Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the fee, not to Accommodation Package or other options.