PhD course in St Petersburg on Mathematical and Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data 23. – 27.04.2012
Organizers: Andrei Brodsky and Otso Ovaskainen
The course is aimed primarily for Russian PhD students, though also post docs and advanced master-level students are welcomed. Topics include an introduction to biodiversity, an introduction to population dynamics, modelling methods in ecology and evolutionary biology, models of animal movement, models of (meta) population dynamics, and the use of linear models in the analysis of spatiotemporal data. The course consists of theory lectures, computer exercises and group discussions. The language of the course is English, but there is a possibility for some language support in Russian. Preliminary programme is found here.
The students are given beforehand a number of papers for background reading, and course material (e.g. lecture handouts) will be made in this www-page.
Financial support is available for local costs (daily allowance of 15 euros per day), travel and accommodation.
Quota: 20 students. To apply for the course, write a brief (at most one A4) description of your background (including prior experience in modelling) and current research project (emphasizing a possible link to the EBFB project). Give an estimate for the need for travel support. Please submit your application (one pdf file, written in English) by February 15th by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (with cc to email@example.com). Selection criteria: student’s background, relevance of the research project in the context of the EBFB project.
|The course consisted of lectures, computer exercises and of group work|