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[Plant-biology] Workshop on Agent-Based Models in Ecology, June 15-19, Spain

Soledad De Esteban Trivigno via plantbio%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Mon Feb 16 04:25:59 EST 2015

Dear colleagues,
Registration is open for the course "INTRODUCTION TO INDIVIDUAL BASED MODELS IN
ECOLOGY USING NETLOGO", June 15-19, 2015.
Instructors: Dr. Jürgen Groeneveld (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
– UFZ, Germany) and Dr. Alexander Singer (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental
Research – UFZ, Germany).
Site: Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain.

Agent-Based Models (ABM), or Individual Based Models, are one of a class of
computational models for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous
agents (both individual or collective entities such as organizations or groups)
with a view to assessing their effects on the system as a whole. In this course,
the principles of individual based modelling will be presented. Instructors will
introduce participants to NetLogo, a development environment and a domain
specific computer language for individual based modelling. In lectures,
instructors will explain techniques to develop, analyse, test and document
individual based simulation models. Hands on session will familiarise
participants with the concepts: In small groups they will develop, implement and
analyse an individual based model to answer an ecological question. Questions
will be suggested by the instructors and will comprise applied (e.g. sustainable
forestry) and theoretical topics. Every group will present their project and
their experiences at the end of the course in a short presentation. After the
course the participants will be able to implement and analyse simple models in

More info: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/eco/system-bio-ecology/ or
writing to courses from transmittingscience.org
Organized by: Transmitting Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the
Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.
With best regards
Soledad De Esteban Trivigno 
Directora Académica 
soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org 
Transmitting Science 

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