Population modelling provides insights on ecological and evolutionary processes as diverse as the probability of a local extinction, the evolution of cellular maintenance, or the influence of clonality on senescence.
With advances in computing power and theoretical developments, population models have evolved rapidly and new approaches such as Integral Projection Models (IPMs) have emerged.
This course will teach basic and advanced applications of IPMs. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to construct IPMs with their own data (or data provided by the instructors), and estimate a number of important population rates including sensitivity analyses, life table response experiments, stochastic projections and times to local extinction.
The course is targeted to MSc, PhD students and postdocs (although faculty are welcome to apply to) with a strong interest in demography, with an already existing foundation of population matrix models, and an intermediate level of R.
Participants with well developed scientific questions and collected data will be given priority, but the instructors will provide with example data to those with no data.
(Please note that the following is not set on stone. This is only meant as a guideline.)
Previous editions of this course
1st Edition, October 17th-21st, 2016
- Norway: University of Oslo, Sogn og Fjordane University College.
- Finland: University of Jyväskylä.
- Spain: Estación Biológica de Doñana – CSIC, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas – CSIC.
- France: Chizé Centre for Biological Studies – CNRS – University of La Rochelle.
- Australia: Monash University.
- United Kingdom: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology – Natural Environment Research Council, University of Sheffield, Cardiff University.
- Switzerland: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.
- Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
- United States of America: Pennsylvania State University, University of Arizona.
- Denmark: University of Southern Denmark.
- Canada: University of Toronto Mississauga.
- Germany: University of Göttingen.
- Brazil: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
- Mexico: Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad Morelia – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
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.