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Modeling species distributions: methods and applications
27 February - 2 March 2018 | CSIC Institut De Ciències Del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

The course will provide a critical view of the existing techniques of species distribution models with a frequentist and Bayesian approach, discussing their strengths and limitations. At the end of the course, participants will learn about:

1. Formal knowledge about the main statistical approaches relating to SDMs;
2. Specific examples of SDMs with different model algorithms (GAMs, Random Forest, Boosted Regression Trees) using a frequentist approach;
3. An introduction to the Bayesian inference and modeling framework;
4. Specific examples of SDMs using a Bayesian approach.

You can find more information about the course and how to register at :
http://barcelona-ocean.com/course/sdm


Introduction to food web modeling with Ecopath with Ecosim
6 - 8 November 2017 | CSIC Institut De Ciències Del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

This course will introduce basic concepts and modeling procedures of aquatic ecosystems using the Ecopath with Ecosim food web modeling approach. Participants will be provided with the principles behind EwE (http://www.ecopath.org/), and how to design, parameterize and analyze an ecological model with Ecopath. Introductory concepts of the temporal module Ecosim and the spatial-temporal module Ecospace will be presented.
You can find more information about the course and how to register at : http://barcelona-ocean.com/course/ewe-intro


Modelling aquatic ecosystems with Ecopath, Ecosim and Ecospace
30 May - 3 June, 2016

This 5 day course will introduce basic concepts and modelling procedures of aquatic ecosystems. Participants will be provided with the principles behind EwE, and how to design, parameterize and analyse an ecological model with Ecopath. Introductory concepts of the temporal module Ecosim and the spatial-temporal module Ecospace will be presented. Jeroen Steenbek (EII) and myself will be teaching the course, with help from Dr. Villy Christensen (IOF, UBC), who will be visiting us in May-June.

You can find more information about the course and how to register at: http://barcelona-ocean.com/training/course/introduction-ecosystem-modelling-ecopath-ecosim-and-ecospace


Qualitative Mathematical Modelling of Complex Systems
13 - 15 June 2016

Qualitative mathematical modelling will be introduced in this 3 day course as a means to understand and predict the dynamics of complex biological and socio-economic systems where quantitative data is a limiting factor. The course will be taught by a colleague from Australia visiting Europe: Dr. Jeff Dambacher from CSIRO (Tasmania, Australia).

You can find more information about the course and how to register at: http://barcelona-ocean.com/training/course/qualitative-mathematical-modelling-complex-systems

Both courses are organised under Barcelona Ocean training program. It is likely that next year there will be another edition of the first course (Ecopath with Ecosim). However, the second course will be more difficult to find in Europe in the next while.

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