ECTS credits: 10
Level of course: PhD
Time of year:Autumn 2017
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s):
40 hours online in the class room + 40 hours for assignments + 200 hours for your own modelling project. Ideally, your own modelling project is an integrated part of your PhD project.
Objectives of the course:
Learn how to create you own ecological models, both in principle and concretely, using the Universal Simulator.
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Assignments in the first half of the course; presentation of own project during the course.
Lectures, student presentations, assignments, individual supervision on own modelling project.
Previous experience with programming or modelling is not required but will make the learning curve less steep.
Name of lecturer:
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, assignments, student presentation, individual project work.
The course follows the Universal Simulator book (freely available at www.ecolmod.org/download.html). The book R for Everyone by J.P. Lander is recommended.
The student must make a final presentation of his/her model at the end of the course (before Christmas)
Department of Agroecology
Special comments on this course:
The course is free.
First lecture will be held 4 September 2017.
For registration and questions please send an email to Niels Holst (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for registration is 4 August 2017.