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



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
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain
www.icp.cat