Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Theoretical and practical courses in biostatistics at the undergraduate (OUMOBIO II 1 & 2) and graduate levels (OUMOBIO III and OUMOBIO IV).
Applied Methods in Community Ecology and Functional Ecology
This is a mostly practical course offering an overview on different community ecology and macroecological methods and softwares. These will include all steps of a research project, from the optimal sampling of communities to process inference from large-scale patterns of taxon, phylogenetic and functional diversity. Specific topics will be: (1) alpha, beta and gamma diversity; (2) sampling biodiversity in all dimensions; (3) estimating diversity from incomplete sampling; (4) partitioning beta diversity; (5) species-abundance distributions; (6) introduction to phylogenetic and functional diversity and (7) community-assembly rules.
This course can have a recognition of 6 ECTs for FCUL PhD students enrolling in it as part of their first doctoral year. For students only requiring 5 ECTs recognized in their specific PhD programmes the last 6 hours of the course are not mandatory and the certificate will be on "Topics in Applied methods in Community Ecology and Functional Ecology".
Minimum formation: “Licenciatura” (bachelor) in Biology, Geography or related areas; (very) basic knowledge of R is required.
Directed to: PhD or MSc students in Ecology, Geography or related areas, and postdocs working in related topics.
Candidates should send a short CV and motivation letter explaining why they are interested in the course, including a brief description of their research projects. Send all information and requests to Paulo A. V. Borges (firstname.lastname@example.org).