Modelling in population and landscape ecology (Course)


The course is an introduction to application and structure of models and simulations in population and landscape ecology. In the theoretical part of the course concepts and procedures of modelling in that area are presented. The structure of models is illustrated using case studies. The different steps from development of a raw concept via implementation and parameterisation to test and analysis of models is described. Additionally, an overview of existing modelling software and tools is provided, including examples from landscape ecology. In the practical part of the course the participants will programme their own models and simulations using an integrated developing environment. The required programming skills will be imparted.


1        Modelling

1.1     Introduction

1.2     Hierarchical approach

1.3     Types of models

1.4     Modelling technique

2        Programming

2.1     Introduction

2.2     Windows-Programming

2.3     Programming in Delphi

3        Models

3.1     Mobility (MOVE)

3.2     Population dynamics (GROWTH) and extinction risk of small populations (INDI)

3.3     Succession model (VEGETATION)

3.4     Water flow (RAIN)

3.5     Metapopulation (META)

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