Ecopath with Ecosim Courses | CCMAR
 

Ecopath with Ecosim Courses

Monday, November 5, 2018 to Friday, November 9, 2018
 
Course Description 

Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) is a free ecosystem modelling software suite widely used in marine ecology. EwE includes three main components: Ecopath – a static, mass-balanced snapshot of the system; Ecosim – a time dynamic simulation module for policy exploration; and Ecospace – a spatial and temporal dynamic module primarily designed for exploring impact and placement of protected areas.

For more information on EwE consult the website.

Format 

ECOPATH WITH ECOSIM COURSES

Course I: Introduction to food web modeling with Ecopath with Ecosim (3 days) | 5, 6 and 7 November 2018

Course II: Advanced Ecosim and Ecospace (2 days) | 8 and 9 November 2018

 

 

 

Agenda 

Course I: Introduction to food web modelling with Ecopath with Ecosim (3 days) | 05 - 07 NOV 2018

  •  Basic concepts and modelling procedures of aquatic ecosystems using the Ecopath with Ecosim food web modelling approach
  •  Principles behind EwE
  •  Designing, parameterizing and analyzing an ecological model with Ecopath
  •  Introductory concepts of the temporal module Ecosim and the spatial-temporal module Ecospace

 

Course II: Advanced Ecosim and Ecospace (2 days) | 08 - 09 Nov 2018

  •  Fundamentals of the Ecosim model (e.g.: foraging area)
  •  Driving and fitting models with time series, testing model uncertainty with the Monte Carlo routines and interpreting Ecosim outputs
  •  Theory behind Ecospace and latest additions to the model
  •  Spatial scenarios with Ecospace - creation, parameterization and evaluation
  •  Use of habitats and the manifold of possibilities offered by the new habitat capacity model
  •  Demonstration of the spatial temporal data framework

Detailed information and Programme

Intended Audience 
Limited places Number of participants for both courses: Maximum:   20 Minimum:   15
Scientific Organisation 
Instructors 

Natalia Serpetti

Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, UK
Natalia Serpetti is a postdoc researcher associate on ecosystem modelling and benthic ecology at the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS), Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, UK.

Jeroen Steenbeek

Ecopath International Initiative in Barcelona
Jeroen Steenbeek is a classically trained software engineer with over twenty-five years of experience of software development in industrial, commercial and academic settings, based at the Ecopath International Initiative in Barcelona
Venue 

CCMAR - University of Algarve

Campus de Gambelas

8005-336 Faro

Portugal

Location 
ATT type 
Course
Presentation Language 
Portuguese
Fee (starting from...) 
€ 350.00
Fee Covers 

Attendance and certificate

Keywords 
ecopath; ecosim; att