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300319 UE Practial Course in Modelling of Ecological Systems (2013S)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

In the 'Practical course in Modelling ecological systems' the students will be designing and simulating models concerning standard challenges in population, interaction and community ecology. It is conceived as a hands-on course in parallel with the lecture 300315 "Modelling ecological systems'. Topics that have been presented there will be recapitulated and deepened. We will address deterministic, stochastic and space-explicit approaches. The main themes will be 'growth', 'interactions', 'patterns and self-organisation' and 'networks'.

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

Currently no class schedule is known.

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In the 'Practical course in Modelling ecological systems' the students will be designing and simulating models concerning standard challenges in population, interaction and community ecology. It is conceived as a hands-on course in parallel with the lecture 300315 "Modelling ecological systems'. Topics that have been presented there will be recapitulated and deepened. We will address deterministic, stochastic and space-explicit approaches. The main themes will be 'growth', 'interactions', 'patterns and self-organisation' and 'networks'.

Assessment and permitted materials

homework, student's involvment, presence

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students will use basic modelling techniques as found in ecology and related fields. The presented techniques are studied on the basis of specific ecological problems. In a hands-on fashion the students will design and simulate models, an overview of state-of-the art approaches in modelization of systems will be acquired.
We will be studying process-oriented models (deterministic, stochastic, discrete, continous and space-explicit), as well as statistic-descriptive models (networks, regression-based).

Examination topics

practical course using computers, problem-oriented, discussion and presentation of different approaches for problem solution

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Association in the course directory

MOE W-1, MMB W-2, MMB W-3, MMI III-2, PIK-2

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43