November 2018 – Introductory and Advanced EwE courses
Dates: 5-9 November 2018. Location: CCMAR, Faro Portugal. Teachers: Jeroen Steenbeek, Natalia Serpetti
Two courses, back-to-back in Faro, Portugal: a three-day introductory course, and a two-day specialized course, on modeling with Ecopath with Ecosim:
- INTRODUCTION TO FOOD WEB MODELLING WITH ECOPATH WITH ECOSIM
- ADVANCED ECOSIM AND ECOSPACE
The introductory course discussed basic concepts and modelling procedures of aquatic ecosystems using the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) food web modeling approach. Participants were provided with the principles behind EwE (http://www.ecopath.org), and how to design, parameterize and analyze an ecological model with Ecopath. Introductory concepts of the temporal module Ecosim and the spatial-temporal module Ecospace will be presented.
The specialized course discussed in-depth principles of Ecosim fitting to time series, and an introduction to Ecospace, the spatial-temporal module of EwE. Special focus was paid to Ecospace habitat modelling and the usage of the spatial temporal data framework.