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Joined-Up-Ecology

The Joined-Up-Ecology event is a workshop for PhD students that is co-funded by the British Ecological Society and the Computational Ecology and Environmental Sciences (CEES) Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The workshop will challenge students to do “joined-up-ecology” by understanding how ecological concepts are utilised in research and transferred between studies.

APRIL 22nd - 24th 2009

Closing Date For Applications March 20th 2009

 

 

 

  

FUNDING AVAILABLE                 

(see below for details)

 

Download workshop flyer here

 

EVENTS:

Key Note Speakers will lay bare the challenges of integrating concepts across classifications, from field to theory, ecology to evolution, statistics to modelling.

Tim Coulson (Imperial College, UK)

http://www.bio-demography.org/

Bob O’Hara (Helsinki, Finland)

http://www.rni.helsinki.fi/~boh/

Claire de Mazancourt (McGill, Canada)

http://redpath-staff.mcgill.ca/demazancourt/

Lindsay Turnbull (Zurich, Switzerland)

http://www.uzh.ch/uwinst/index.php?site=homepages/lindsay

►Special Guest Lecture - exploring the role of visualisation in research

Ben Fry (Cambridge MA, USA)

http://processing.org/

http://benfry.com

“Learn something new” practical sessions will give participants a foothold in parameter estimation techniques, R stats, programming and other computational tools.

“What you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask” - individual requests: Do you have a paper you have never been able to understand? Query requests will be answered.

Lively discussions where participants will question the meaning of ‘fundamental’ ecological principles and their utility in contemporary ecology.

Further workshop events to inspire, entertain and integrate.

 

WHERE?

Microsoft Research Cambridge

WHEN?

22nd-24th April 2009

HOW MUCH?

Everything is paid for except your accomodation and travel.

You can recieve BES funding for accomodation and travel if you:

    If you receive <£15k pa stipend and are a BES Member

    see the following link for more details

http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants/meetings/student_sup.php

If youhave other sources of funding then just let us know when you apply.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Motivated PhD Students! Whether a field ecologist, modeller, theoretician, or indeed a bit of everything.

There will be a poster session for all participants to present their research

Places are limited to maintain an intimate and lively atmosphere.

HOW DO I APPLY?

(1) 5 keywords relating to your research

(2) describe what would improve your research and why (50-70 words)

(3) and state your eligibility for BES funding (see below) or if you have separate funding available

Emailed to Greg McInerny,   gregmci@microsoft.com

(closing date 20th March 2009)

 

AVAILABLE FUNDING:

Everything is paid for except your accomodation and travel.

You can recieve BES funding for accomodation and travel if you:

    If you receive <£15k pa stipend and are a BES Member                         

    see the following link for more details 

http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants/meetings/student_sup.php

 If you have other sources of funding then just let us know when you apply.

 

RELATED LINKS:

The Computational Ecology and Environmental Science group at Microsoft Research, part of the Computational Science group.

The BES Computational Ecology specialist group, secretary David Murrell.

Download workshop flyer here