[FRB-CESAB] Theory-driven Analysis of Ecological Data – 2024
Building and using mathematical models for ecological research
The CESAB – Centre for Biodiversity Synthesis and Analysis – and the GdR TheoMoDive organize the third edition of the training course “Theory-driven Analysis of Ecological Data”. The objective of this five-day course is to train young researchers in building and analyzing mathematical models that will help them better understand ecological data. By contrast with purely statistical models, this course emphasizes a process-driven approach based on ecological theory. The course covers a general introduction to ecological modeling and thematic sessions focused on three topics of interest (time series, spatial data, interaction networks). Each topic is explored through mathematical models as well as inferential and predictive approaches, with a mix of courses and practical.
The training course, in English, will take place from the 11th to the 15th of March 2024 in the CESAB premises in Montpellier. The price is 150 € for the week, including lunch. Travel, accommodation and evening meals are at the expense of the participants.
Pre-registrations are now closed. If you have already pre-registered, please note that the number of places is limited.
Your registration will be confirmed in January after assessment of your application.
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)
- Claire JACQUET (CNRS, ISEM)
- Sonia KEFI (CNRS, ISEM)
- François MASSOL (CNRS, CIIL)
- Introduction to modelling and theory
Tuesday 12th March:
- Population dynamics in ecology and temporal series
Wednesday 13th March:
- Spatial distribution, macro-ecology and co-occurrences
Thursday 14th March:
- Interaction networks, trophic networks, and complexity in ecology
Friday 15th March:
- Project in subgroups