11 February, 2013
Summer Course in Metacommunity Ecology at Kellogg Biological Station
ELME 2013: Metacommunity Ecology and Evolution
ELME http://kbs.msu.edu/education/elme> is a summer educational program at the Kellogg Biological Station http://kbs.msu.edu> devoted to Enhancing Linkages between Mathematics and Ecology. ELME 2013 will focus on metacommunity ecology and evolution. In this advanced hands-on three-week course, students will learn the basics of metacommunity theory and apply their knowledge to independent modeling projects. A wide variety of approaches to spatial ecology will be employed.
June 3-21, 2013
Mathew Leibold (University of Texas-Austin)
Christopher Klausmeier (Michigan State University)
12-18 graduate students and postdocs; exceptional undergraduates will be considered
At least one semester experience in theoretical ecology/evolution. Previous exposure to metacommunity theory useful but not required.
A mixture of lecture, guided computer labs, and 1.5 weeks independent/team projects
** KBS Eminent Ecologist Sebastian Diehl June 16-22 **
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
– your CV
– a statement of research interests and why you’d benefit from the course
– a statement of relevant educational/research experience, including related coursework
– the name of a reference who you’ve asked to email a letter of support
Deadline for applications:
March 22, 2013
Financial support to cover room and board and help defray transportation costs is available. Let us know if this is not necessary.
Any questions? Email email@example.com
ELME is supported by MSU and NSF grant DEB-0845825 to C. Klausmeier.