The last decades have witnessed significant changes in the attitudes of ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation scientists towards open-access data. The availability of information on species’ conservation status (IUCN), geographic ranges (GBIF), functional traits (CLOPA, BIEN) and demographic rates (COMPADRE, COMADRE, BIDDABA, MALDABA, DATLife) offer the unprecedented opportunity to examine global drivers of life history strategies using robust statistical tools on large datasets and phylogenetic methods.
This workshop brings together some of the leaders in functional ecology, demography, conservation science, and phylogenetic analyses to train participants on the combined predictive potential of these disciplines for ecology, evolution and conservation biology at a global scale. The first half of the week will be devoted to equipping the participants with key theoretical and technical knowledge, while during the second half the participants will develop group projects using the analytical approaches and open-access data made available during the course.
The course is specifically targeted towards graduate students (MSc and PhD), postdocs and senior researchers with an interest in being exposed to big data in these fields, or with strength in one of the aforementioned disciplines but interest in merging approaches and theories with others (e.g. phylogenetic comparative analyses).
(Please note that the following is not set on stone. This is only meant as a guideline.)
Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.
Unfortunately there are no scholarships available for this course. However 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.