Ecological Modelling

EMBC+ MODULE 2: Toolbox for investigating marine Biodiversity
semester: 
3
ects: 
3

Basics about Models in Ecology: mass-balance, time models and space-time models.
Use of software Ecopath with Ecosim.
Introduction to the use of software for scientific computation, numerical simulation and visualization of results.
Introduction to the design of software for model analysis

keywords: 
Ecological models, mass balance model, ECOPATH, ECOSIM, sensitivity analysis, model selection, complexity, prediction, forecast, least square methods, differential equations, bifurcations, MATLAB
initial: 

Broad notions and/or background in general natural sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, information science, mathematics)

final: 

An integrated quantitative perspective on to the biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics of rivers; lakes, estuaries, and oceans