Loading Events

« All Events

ONLINE COURSE – Functional ecology from organism to ecosystem: theory and computation (FEER02) This course will be delivered live

22 March 2021 - 26 March 2021


Course Overview:

The course will describe different aspects and methods in the field of functional ecology, combining theoretical lessons with hands-on real data. Lectures will provide the theoretical and mathematical basis for different applications of functional traits at organismal, community and ecosystem levels, with examples across different trophic levels. This will serve as a basis for exploring the practical tools to connect the effect of land-use and climate change on biodiversity to the effect of biodiversity on to multiple ecosystem functions and ecological services. 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. As such, compared to other courses given by the lectures, this is a slightly a more advanced and data oriented course which concentrates on detailed and practical aspects in functional traits related applications, especially computational ones. 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.

This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential.

TIME ZONE – Central European Time (CET) – however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional 1/2 days support after the official course finish date (please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for full details or to discuss how we can accommodate you).

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.

Venue – Delivered remotely

Time zone – Central European Time (CET)

Availability – 30 places

Duration – 4.5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 30 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3ECT’s

Language – English

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

PLEASE READ – 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.


Dr. Francesco de Bello


Dr. Lars Götzenberger


Dr. Carlos Carmona

Teaching Format
Course Programme


22 March 2021
26 March 2021
Event Category:


Delivered remotely
United Kingdom + Google Map


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
£ 510.00
21 available