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Multivariate Analysis - August 2021
Wednesday 18 - Friday 20, Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 August 2021
In this course, the participant will be provided with both the basic understanding of the principles of multivariate methods and the skills needed to use those methods in his/her own work. The course consists of lectures and computer practicals using RStudio.
The Art of Modelling
Monday 30 August - Friday 10 September 2021
Modelling is a crucial part of today's science. Among other things, models are used for assessing sensitivity of systems to disturbances or changes in external factors, and for predictions of future system states. This course provides an introduction to modelling with a focus on systems analysis using dynamic simulation models.
Forest Management across Europe – Towards climate-smart strategies
Sunday 12 - Wednesday 22 September 2021
In this third edition of the European Forestry course, organised under the flag of the Euro League for Life Sciences (ELLS), we aim to shed light on the current management strategies of European forests, and how to adjust these to become climate-smart. There is much variation in forest management across Europe, at least in part based on differences in ecology, economics, social perceptions, ethics and morality towards forests and the resources and services they provide. The idea of this course is to bring PhD candidates and postdocs from various countries and cultural backgrounds, and working in different scientific disciplines but related to European forests, together in a professional on-site training course. The course will be organised at the "Training Forest Enterprise Masaryk Forest Křtiny" of Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic. This venue is perfect for this course, as it sits in a location that is surrounded by forests that are managed in a varied way, so as to provide excellent learning experiences for the participants. A travel subsidy is available for PE&RC PhD candidates.
Spatial Sampling
Monday 20 - Thursday 23 September 2021
In this course, some of the concepts that underlie the optimization of spatial sampling will be introduced. These include methods to ensure good spatial coverage by a sample, methods to select an optimal grid spacing for geostatistical mapping and complex methods of combinatorial optimization. The course takes place in hotel "De Bosrand" in Ede and includes accommodation.
Principles of Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics
Tuesday 28 September - Friday 1 October 2021
This course is intended for those just embarking on genomics within an ecological setting and teaches the fundamentals of the discipline, while concentrating on ecological questions. The course will focus on three topics, each of which is treated by introductory lectures, assignments, case studies and student presentations.
Introduction to R and R Studio (online) - October
Tuesday 5, Friday 8, Tuesday 12 and Friday 15 October 2021
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to R and R Studio. It introduces the participants to R language syntax, to enable them to write their own R code. They will also learn about R data-types and data-structures, and they will be taught how to explore the data and produce plots. The course will be a combination of lectures and practicals.
R and Big Data
Thursday 14 - Friday 15 October 2021
The main aims of this course are to introduce participants to Big Data and the similarities and differences between regular modeling approaches and big data modeling, to help them understand the possibilities and limitations of R in big data research, to introduce them to high performance computing and to reproducible research. This course is aimed at experienced R users and should not be seen as a course to learn R.
Tidy data transformation and visualization with R (online)
Tuesday 2, Friday 5, Tuesday 9 and Friday 12 November 2021
In this workshop, participants will learn the principle of tidy data, how to transform and combine datasets using the tools from the tidyverse and how to generate advanced visualization with the ggplot2 package. The course will be a combination of lectures and practicals.
Geostatistics
Monday 13 - Friday 17 December 2021
Geostatistics is concerned with the analysis and modelling of spatial variability. It also addresses how quantified spatial variability can be used in optimal spatial interpolation and spatial stochastic simulation. Fields of application include hydrology, soil science, ecology, geology, agriculture, and forestry.
Intermediate R course (online)
Tuesday 11, Friday 14, Tuesday 18 and Friday 21 January 2022
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to R and R Studio. It introduces the participants to R language syntax, to enable them to write their own R code. They will also learn about R data-types and data-structures, and they will be taught how to explore the data and produce plots. The course will be a combination of lectures and practicals.