21-24 April 2015
Manuela D'Amen & Antoine Guisan
The workshop will be focused on community ecology with the aim to increase the understanding of the drivers of community assembly by synthesizing biogeographical, ecological and evolutionary knowledge. The workshop is informal and interactive: the program consists of introductory lectures, practical computer work, and discussions. In particular, an excellent group of renowned speakers from Europe, North America, and Australia will give theoretical and practical insights of the main methods developed to date to spatially predict communities’ attributes. Seminary lectures will introduce to the field of community ecology and will depict the multiplicity of drivers and processes that determine the species assembly (Environmental filter, Evolutionary forces, and Biotic interactions). Practical lessons will teach the attendees in using different informatics tools for the analysis of community-level spatial attributes (R language). The workshop will provide important opportunities for both speakers and participants to exchange information on results and findings and to discuss future research directions.
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