Machine Learning for Biologists
To introduce the students to the fast growing discipline of Machine Learning and its application within Biology, especially Ecology and Biodiversity Informatics. The main focus of the workshop is hands on computer exercises, where students apply deep learning methods (such as Convolutional Neural Networks and Recurrent Neural Networks) to various problems, for instance image analysis. It is also possible to bring your own data and get supervision about how to apply deep learning techniques, although time may limit how far we can get with this during the workshop.
May 13-15, 2019. Kaløvig Center, Roende, Denmark. More info here. Register by sending a short motivation letter and your CV to Jesper Bladt before March 1st.
IRSAE Climate Change Ecology (Theme) Workshop
The workshop will provide a forum for knowledge exchange among IRSAE students and feedback from theme organizers and researcher at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University. Students will work in pairs with an expert in the computing software R to enhance the coding skills of participants. The workshop program also includes the final planning of the proposed the climate change ecology theme experimental activities planned for the 2019 field season. Finally, the workshop will plan the theme content of this years’ summer school.
April 24-25, 2019 in Kalø, Denmark. More info here. Register by contacting Toke T. Høye before April 1st, 2019.
NOVA Network Course on Wetland Ecology and Management.
To familiarize students with ecology and management of wetlands and wetland dependent species. September 2-6, 2019. Lammi Biological Station, Finland. More information here. Register by contacting Céline Arzel before 30th April, 2019.
Adaptive Ecological Monitoring
This one week course is part of the PhD program in Applied Ecology at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and is taught at Evenstad. The course will (likely) be taught in September 2019. Read more about the course here.Please contact the IRSAE coordinator Henriette Wathne Gelink if you have any questions or would like to sign up for the course.
Sustainability, Interdisciplinarity and Transformative Change: A Critical Realist Response to the Crisis System
Campus Lillehammer, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway, 27 — 28 August 2018. Read more about the course here. For registration, please fill follow this link.
Introduction to time series and Earth Observation data in Open Geospatial Science
Want to learn more about open geospatial data and how it can be applied in ecology? This course will introduce how to use such data, and guide you in how to use it in your own PhD project. The course will be given in Studenterhytta (the student cabin) in Oslo, Norway, from 24 — 27 September 2018. Luca DeLucchi and Martin Landa will teach the course. Stefan Blumentrath from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) will organize the course, course registration directly to Stefan. More information here and registration here.
Ecosystem Services Workshop – DATE TBD
The “Ecosystem Services” theme are planning a one week workshop about “Trade-offs and synergies between provisioning Ecosystem services and other ecosystem services” in September/October. The workshop will be given at the University of Aberdeen, and the theme has 10 guest lecturers lined up to discuss food, fuel, fibre, and cultural and social considerations related to ecosystem services. The PhD students within the theme are organizing the workshop themselves, and you can already sign up by contacting PhD student Jennifer Wardle (email@example.com).
GIS in Animal Science (PVSO134)
PhD course arranged by Graduate School for Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences (GS-VMAS). Course date: 1 — 5 October 2018, in Uppsala, Sweden. Content: How can I use GIS in my research? Open access GIS, GIS in R, Introduction to spatial modeling and presentation of GIS-assignment by participants. Information and application to the course here. Course leader: Anna Skarin. Deadline for application: 3 September 2018.
Conflict Mediation course
The “Understanding and managing biodiversity conflicts” theme are planning a one week course in conflict mediation 19 — 23 November 2018. This course will give you hands-on mediation training, by course instructor York van Korff and Estelle Balian. The course will be taught at Grimsö, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, read more about the course here. Professor Steve Redpath from the University of Aberdeen is the course organizer. Sign up by contacting Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applied models for fish and wildlife management
This one week course is part of the PhD program in Applied Ecology at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and is thought at Evenstad. The course will be taught in two parts; part 1: 15–26 October, and part 2: 4–6 December 2018. Read more about the course here. Please contact the IRSAE coordinator Henriette Wathne Gelink if you have any questions or would like to sign up for the course.
Seminars in Applied Ecolog/y
This one week course is part of the PhD program in Applied Ecology at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, and is thought at Evenstad. The course will be taught right after easer: 5 April and 23 — 27 April. Participants will get a home assignment between 6-22 April. Read more about the course here. Please contact the IRSAE coordinator Henriette Wathne Gelink if you have any questions or would like to sign up for the course.
Climate Change Ecology Workshop
The “Climate Change Ecology” theme are planning two experiments for 2018: 1) Empetrum tea bag experiment, to examine the role of a key plant species on decomposition rates in tundra ecosystems, and 2) image-based monitoring using time-laps cameras, to track species responses to climate change. The theme are planning a workshop 9 — 10 April 2018, where the PhD students will present and discuss their own research, and plan the two field experiments. Dr. Toke Høye will organize the workshop at Aarhus University, and you can already sign up by contacting Toke (email@example.com).
Dealing with Spatio-temporal Data in Movement and Population Ecology
This is a Movement and population ecology theme workshop. Location: Research and Innovation Centre-Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy, 18 — 22 June 2018. More information here. Please send an Email (email subject: Spatio-temporal data School 2018), containing a brief description of your PhD project and/or description of the relevance of the course to your research, along with a CV to Francesca Cagnacci (firstname.lastname@example.org), cc to Henriette Gelink (email@example.com).
Integrating ‘Omics’ Technologies into Aquatic Ecology – New perspectives in Metagenomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic applications in the study of aquatic ecosystems
This is a Freshwater Ecology theme workshop, relevant for other themes in IRSAE. Location: Research and Innovation Centre-Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy, 25 — 29 June 2018. Read more about the course here. Prospective participants should complete and submit an initial application form on the FEM website. Deadline for submission: 25 May. A confirmation to proceed with the registration will be sent by the 28 May.
8th IRSAE summer school
Campus Evenstad, Norway, 6 — 10 August 2018. Have a look at the preliminary program, more information will follow.
For more information and to register, pleace contact the IRSAE coordinator.
Other Courses of Interest for IRSAE Students
Courses with PR statistics
Note: IRSAE students get a 10% discount on courses organized by PR Statistics (also more courses in 2018)
Courses with Transmitting Science
Note: IRSAE students now get a 20 % discount on courses organized by Transmitting Science. For online registration for any courses with Transmitting Science: Please press YES under “Do you belong to any of these organizations?”, and type “IRSAE”, as this will give you 20% discount on the course fee.