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[FRB-CESAB] Theory-driven Analysis of Ecological Data – 2022

[FRB-CESAB] Theory-driven Analysis of Ecological Data – 2022


The CESAB – Centre for Biodiversity Synthesis and Analysis – and the GdR TheoMoDive organize the first edition of the training course “Theory-driven Analysis of Ecological Data”. The objective of this five-day course is to train young researchers in analyzing ecological data using theory-driven approaches. 


The training course, in English, will take place from the 16th to the 20th of May 2022 in the CESAB premises in Montpellier. Price is 150 € for the week, including lunch. Travel, accommodation and evening meals are at the expense of the participants. 



Find the training course on GitHub



A good knowledge of the R software is required.


List of organizers (by alphabetical order):
  • Vincent CALCAGNO (INRAE, ISA) 
  • Emanuel FRONHOFER (CNRS, Isem)
  • Isabelle GOUNAND (CNRS, iEES-Paris) 
  • François MASSOL (CNRS, CIIL) 


Others speakers: Matthieu BARBIER, Maxime DUBART, Claire JACQUET, Benjamin ROSENBAUM.


16 – 20 May 2022


• Pre-registration opening

14 January 2022


• Pre-registration deadline

14 February 2022, midnight (CET)


5, rue de l’École de médecine

34000 Montpellier





Nicolas CASAJUS 


Monday 16th May
  • Introduction to modelling and theory 
  • Guest speaker: Kim CUDDINGTON (Waterloo University, Canada) 
Tuesday 17th May
  • Temporal series and dynamics in ecology 
  • Guest speaker: Frédéric BARRAQUAND (CNRS, Bordeaux) 
Wednesday 18th May
  • Spatial data, macro-ecology and co-occurrences 
  • Guest speaker: Virginie RAVIGNÉ (CIRAD, Montpellier) 
Thursday 19th May
  • Interaction networks, trophic networks, and complexity in ecology 
  • Guest speaker: to be confirmed 
Friday 20th May
  • Project in subgroups