Long-term Course Planning

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PE&RC long-term course planning

Note: If you have questions about the courses below, please contact Claudius van de Vijver (claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl) or Miriam van Heist (miriam.vanheist@wur.nl).

Methodological Courses Expected Recurrence
Statistical Courses    
Basic Statistics 2025 Annually
Linear Models 2025 Annually
Generalized Linear Models 2025 Annually
Mixed Linear Models 2025 Annually
Meta-Analysis 2025 Every two years
Multivariate Analysis 2025 Annually
Bayesian Statistics 2025 Annually
Geostatistics December 2025 Every two years
Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) January 2025 Every two years
Design of Experiments 29, 30, 31 May 2024 Twice a year
Modelling Courses    
Essentials of Modelling February 2025 Every two years
The Art of Modelling (introductory course to modelling) To be determined Every two years
The Art of Crop Modelling (considered also as an in-depth course) To be determined Every three years
Companion Modelling 2026 Every two years
Introduction to Machine learning To be determined Every two years
Statistical Uncertainty Analysis of Dynamic Models 25 - 29 November 2024 Every two years
Uncertainty Analysis and Statistical Validation of Spatial Environmental Models  9 - 13 December 2024 Every two years
Programming Courses    
Introduction to R and R studio 

2, 6, 9, 13 September 2024

Three times a year
Intermediate Programming in R 14, 16, 18 and 21 October 2024 Annually
Dynamic models in R: Programming, parameter estimation and model selection To be determined Every two years
Tidy data transformation and visualization with R 4, 8, 11, 15 November 2024 Annually
Introduction to Zero-inflated models with R 2024 Every three years
Python Programming for PhDs 1 - 9 July 2024 Annually
Creating web applications using R and Shiny 2, 4, 6, 9 December 2024 depending on interest
Other Methodological Courses    
Hands-on Digital Soil Mapping To be determined Annually
GIS in Practice Autumn 2024 Every two years
R and Big Data 2025 Every two years
World Soils and their Assessment To be determined Annually
Genome Assembly 20-21 November 2024 Every two years
Towards FAIR Data Management To be determined Annually
Topical (in-depth) Courses (links to the latest edition of the courses) Expected Recurrence
Insects and ecosystem services  2026 Every three years
Advances in Intercropping 22 - 27 September 2024 Every two years
Animal Movement Analysis 2025 Every three years
Aquatic Ecology To be determined Every three years
Chemical Communication To be determined Every three years
Climate-Smart Agriculture To be determined Every three years
Consumer-Resource Interactions 2025 Every three years
Crop Modelling and Climate Change   2026 Every two years
Crop Physiology To be determined Every two years
Digital Phenotyping and agri-food robotics To be determined Every two years
Environmental Signaling in Plants To be determined Not yet clear
Grasping Sustainability 2025 Annually
Life History Theory 2026 Every two years
Linking Community and Ecosystem Dynamics 13 - 18 October 2024 Every two years
Microbial Ecology 17 - 22 November 2024 Every three years
Participatory plant breeding and Seed Systems 2025 Every two years
Principles of Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics 2025 Every three years
Resilience of living systems 2026 Every three years
Resource Use Efficiency 13 - 17 May 2024 Every three years
Root Ecology Spring 2025 Every two years
Soil Ecology 2025 Every three years
Spatial Ecology 2024 Every three years
Theoretical Ecology 2025 Every three years
International on-site courses (courses held in specific countries)    
Farming Systems and Rural Livelihoods 2025 Every two/three years
Land Dynamics in an Era of Change 2026 Every three years
Human-Induced Land Degradation To be determined Every three years
The Science of Conservation March 2025 Every three years
Forest Management and Biodiversity across Europe 2025 Every two years
African roads to Sustainable Agroecology To be determined Every two years