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Population Modeling, October 17-21, Barcelona (Spain)


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Dear Colleagues,

Transmitting Science is offering a new course on population modeling: INTEGRAL PROJECTION MODELS: DEMOGRAPHY IN A CONTINUOUS WORLD, October 17-21, 2016.

PLACE:  Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). 

Registration and more info: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/eco/integral-projection-models/

Instructors: Dr. Rob Salguero-Gómez (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany and University of Queensland, Australia) and Maria Paniw (University of Cadiz, Spain).

Course description:

Population modeling 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 workshop, 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.

This course is organized by Transmitting Science, the Institut Català de Paleontologia and the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.

Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate.

 

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD.
Scientific Director
Transmitting Science
www.transmittingscience.org

 

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