• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
ADVANCED COURSE: MODELS IN INVASION ECOLOGY - CHALLENGES AND APPLICATIONS
March 18 - 20, 2019 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal - NEW DATES!
2018-11-15
 

 

The intended audience for this course are students or researchers at early stage of their career. They should be interested in invasion ecology and species distribution modelling and are expected to have limited experience with programming and statistics.

 

This course is also interesting for those with a strong background in modelling who want to broaden their horizon in modelling tools.

 

 

PROGRAMME

Day 1
10:15–10:30 | Welcome message
10:30–11:30 | OPEN LECTURE – Alien invasive species: patterns, processes, and impacts (by João Honrado)
11:30–11:45 | Break
11:45–12:30 | OPEN LECTURE – Theory, concepts, assumptions and principles of biodiversity models (by Joana Vicente)
12:30–14:00 | Lunch
14:00–14:45 | LECTURE – Down on earth and up in the sky – applications of satellite and UAV very-high resolution imagery for invasion mapping and surveying (by João Gonçalves & Renato Henriques)
14:45–16:15 | PRACTICALS (PART I) – Aerophotogrammetry using UAV’s for remote sensing of plant invaded sites - field session (by Renato Henriques & João Gonçalves)
16:15–16:30 | Break
16:30–17:45 | PRACTICALS (PART II) – Aerophotogrammetry using UAV’s for remote sensing of plant invaded sites - room session (by Renato Henriques & João Gonçalves)

 

Day 2
09:45–10:45 | OPEN LECTURE – Habitat Distribution Models (by Joana Vicente)
10:45–11:00 | Break
11:00–12:30 | PRACTICALS (PART I) – HDMs – Introduction into spatial modelling of ecological niches of alien invader species (by Joana Vicente and João Gonçalves)
12:30–14:00 | Lunch
14:00–15:30 | PRACTICALS (PART II) – HDMs – Introduction into spatial modelling of ecological niches of alien invader species (by Joana Vicente and João Gonçalves)
15:30–15:45 | Break
15:45–16:45 | OPEN LECTURE – Multivariate statistics in R (by Ana Sofia Vaz)
16:45–17:45 | PRACTICALS (PART I) – Applying multivariate models in invasion ecology (by Ana Sofia Vaz & Joana Vicente)

 

Day 3
09:45–10:45 | PRACTICALS (PART II) – Applying multivariate models in invasion ecology (by Ana Sofia Vaz & Joana Vicente)
10:45–11:00 | Break
11:00–12:00 | OPEN LECTURE - The Stochastic Dynamic Methodology (StDM) - Towards spatially dynamic tools for local conservation and forest planning (by João Alexandre Cabral & Mário Santos)
12:00–14:00 | Lunch
14:00–15:30 | PRACTICALS (PART I) – The Stochastic Dynamic Methodology (StDM) - StDM fundamentals and description in practice (by João Alexandre Cabral, Mário Santos, and Rita Bastos)
15:30–15:45 | Break
15:45–17:15 | PRACTICALS (PART II) – The Stochastic Dynamic Methodology (StDM) - Demonstrative StDM modelling applications on the scope of alien tree distribution (by João Alexandre Cabral, Mário Santos, and Rita Bastos)
17:15–17:45 | Closing session

 

COURSE INSTRUCTORS
Joana Vicente - CIBIO-InBIO | ECOCHANGE

Ana Sofia Vaz - CIBIO-InBIO | ECOCHANGE
João Honrado - CIBIO-InBIO | ECOCHANGE
João Gonçalves - CIBIO-InBIO | ECOCHANGE
Renato Henriques - UM
Rita Bastos - CITAB | UTAD
Mário Santos - CITAB | UTAD

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE
The course will be open to a maximum number of 15 participants.

 

75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students. Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.

 

APPLICATIONS

Registration deadline: March 14, 2019 or until the maximum number of participants

 

To apply, please fill the form available HERE

 

 

Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 65 € (students) | 125 € (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%. All applicants will be notified about whether they are accepted up to 10 days after application submission.

 

Please note that new rules apply for all BIODIV students.