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Introduction to structured population models and demographic distribution models (IIPM01)

18 November 2019 - 22 November 2019


Course Overview

Structured population models have become a central tool to explore evolutionary and ecological processes, such as selection gradients or responses to climate change, based on field demographic data. With recent advances in theoretical ecology and computing power, these models have further evolved. Over the last decade, Integral Projection Models (IPMs), a generalization of Matrix Populations Models, have gained popularity because of their simplicity, robustness, and flexibility. This course will draw on the connections between these approaches to help researchers understand and predict how individual performance scales to population-level dynamics. The course will cover all aspects of analysis, including data preparation, regressions, matrix/intregral projection modeling, and sythesis for understanding population structure. Special enphasis with be places on demogrpahically-driven distribution models. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data to analyze, however example data sets will be provided for model exploration. Each day, we’ll reserve time for open work sessions where students can receive mentoring while applying new skills to their own data sets or example data sets provided by the instructors.

Intended Audience

Researchers interested in a mechanistic understanding of population dynamics and patterns that emerge from those dyanamics.

Venue – Pasteur Hellenic Institute, Athens, Greece – Google map

Availability – 20 places

Duration – 5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s

Language – English


We only offer a COURSE ONLY package for this course.
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email kostaskougiou@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 Corey Merow

Teaching Format
Course Programme


18 November 2019
22 November 2019


Pasteur Hellenic Institute
Pasteur Hellenic Institute, Βασ. Σοφίας 127, Αθήνα, 11521, 115 21,
Athens, Greece
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17 available
IIPM01 'COURSE ONLY'£500.00‘COURSE ONLY’ (INC VAT@20%) Places 1-20