Courses

International winter school within the initiative 

"ISA Topic 2008 - Predicting changes in changing World"

 

 DETECTING BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES:

 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF MONITORING AND EXPERIMENTS  

3-14 March 2008

Aula Informatica di Zoologia, Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Sperimentale, 

University of Bologna, Via Selmi 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy

Lecturers:

Prof. Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi (Department of Biology, University of Pisa) http://www.discat.unipi.it/BiolMar/people/LBC/LBC.htm

Prof. Robert K. Clarke (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK) http://www.primer-e.com/index.htm

Prof. Marti J. Anderson (Department of Statistics, Tamaki Campus,University of Auckland, New Zealand): http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/%7Emja/

The course covers the fundamentals in the design and analysis of experiments. The course is potentially directed to researchers from any field of work, with emphasis on studies in biology, ecology, and environmental sciences. The participants will be instructed on how to decide what kind of analysis is most appropriate given the hypothesis of interest and how to interpret their results. The course will consist of lectures and practical PC exercises, for a total of 8 credit points.

The course will be limited to a maximum of 30 students and will target post-graduates, PhD students, post-docs and researchers interested in developing skills in the design and analysis of data from monitoring and experiments. No explicit pre-requisites are needed, but a general familiarity with univariate statistics is expected and a good knowledge of the English language.

The course fee will include PRIMER v6 and a separate Windows version of PERMANOVA accessed as an add-in to PRIMER.

Costs: 1650 for students and 1950 for post-docs including PRIMER software, accommodation (in double or triple flats at the Residenza Studi Superiori), and coffee breaks

The Application form should be filled in and addressed by e-mail to dipbes.winterschool@unibo.it by 31 December 2007, together with a short CV (max 2 pages) and a list of up to 10 recent publications  

The school is administered by the Fondazione Flaminia (http://www.fondazioneflaminia.it) and is supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Bologna (http://www.isa.unibo.it/ISA/default.htm) within the project "ISA Topic 2008 - Predicting changes in changing World"

Organizer and contact address:

Dr. Laura Airoldi, Scienze Ambientali, University of Bologna, Via S. Alberto 163, 48100 Ravenna Italy: laura.airoldi@unibo.it (phone +39 0544 937314)

 

 


Previous Initiatives


DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF MONITORING AND

EXPERIMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS

Corso di Alta Formazione of the University of Bologna

Ravenna, 10 - 21 March 2003
Organized by
Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca
per le Scienze Ambientali in Ravenna
UniversitÓ di Bologna

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Last update: 20/11/2007