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Functional ecology from organism to ecosystem: theory and computation (FEER01)

5th March 2018 - 9th March 2018

£260.00 - £610.00

Course Overview:

The course will describe different aspects and methods of functional ecology, from organisms to ecosystems, combining theoretical lessons with hands-on real data. Lectures will cover general aspects of functional ecology, including definitions, measurements and different applications of functional traits. They will include analysis of traits at organismal, community and ecosystem levels, including relationships to ecosystem function and ecological services, and use examples from land use change, climate change, and multi-trophic interactions. An overview of existing computational methods, including recent developments authored by the lecturers, will be provided during the course and the students will learn how to apply them using functions and scripts run in R. Students are welcome to apply these tools to their own data, or use the data provided, to be analysed during the course while benefiting from advise by the lecturers. The aim of the course is to provide participants with a handy synthesis of existing concepts, tools and trends in functional ecology and guide them to apply these tools to their own field of interest. As the field of functional ecology is rapidly expanding, participants will be ready to exploit the potential of the main trait approaches.

Intended Audience

Research postgraduates, practicing academics and primary investigators in population and community ecology working on a variety or organism type (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates) interested in evaluating changes in functional traits with environmental changes and the consequences for ecosystem functioning. The skills learnt can also be applied by management and environmental professionals in government and industry.

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Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – 
Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 4th March and departure Friday 9th March PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Dr. Francesco de Bello


Dr. Lars Götzenberger


Dr. Carlos Carmona

Teaching Format
Course Programme


5th March 2018
9th March 2018
£260.00 - £610.00


Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom
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01360 870271


10 available
FEER01 ‘COURSE ONLY’ First 10 places£510.00 ‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 1-10 (First 10 places) £510.00 (INC VAT@20%)
10 available
FEER01 ‘COURSE ONLY’ Second 10 places£560.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 11-20 (Second 10 places) £560.00 (INC VAT@20%)
12 available
FEER01 ‘COURSE ONLY’ Final 12 places£610.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 21-32 (Final 12 places) £610.00 (INC VAT@20%)
32 available