Detailed information about the course
Spatially Explicit Eco-Evolutionary Simulations
11-12 November 2020
Dr Claudio Quilodran, UNIGE
This course aims to present useful bioinformatics tools for young researchers interested in simulations of spatially explicit eco-evolutionary dynamics.
This course will set the basis for further research aiming to understand the past and future evolution of any taxa. The course will focus on simulations using the SPLATCHE series software, which is a spatially explicit tool that allows the joint simulation of ecological information and molecular diversity. This framework offers the advantage of being able to simulate complex evolutionary scenarios, taking into account the spatial dynamics between interacting populations. It is also used in studies simulating ecological and evolutionary dynamics. The course will also give an overview of model comparison and estimation of parameter values by using an approximate Bayesian computation approach (ABC). Indeed spatially explicit simulations with SPLATCHE3 will be integrated within this Bayesian framework. All programs presented in the course are freely available on the web and will run under a Linux environment. Basic knowledge of bash is useful for this course.
Upon conclusion of the course, the attendees are expected to be able to:
The training will provide an introductory theoretical basis in spatially explicit simulations and concentrate on practical aspects through case study applications. It will enable students to work autonomously to solve problems while handling data and conducting data analyses pertinent to biological research.
Full attendance and active participation
As the course will be held online, no travel cost reimbursement can be claimed
Through your myCUSO account
Registrations are now open!
Priority is given to PhD students of the DPEE until 15 October 2020. After this deadline, first comes, first serves!
Free for participants enrolled in the CUSO Ecology & Evolution doctoral program.
|Deadline for registration||04.11.2020|