Ecology courses

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Below, upcoming courses in the field of ecology are shown. Besides the courses that are directly related to ecology, methodological courses as well as skills and competence courses relevant for ecologists are shown. Please note that the courses listed are planned and, except for those with a fixed date, the time frame in which the course may be given can change. The courses are organised by various parties:

Note: If you would want more information or if you know of a course that is not yet listed, please contact Lennart Suselbeek ( or Claudius van de Vijver (

Upcoming ecology courses will follow when new dates are available

Insects as Feed - Interdisciplinary approach to insects as sustainable feed component

Sunday 21 - Friday 26 August 2022
Insects provide excellent opportunities as a component of livestock feed for a circular and sustainable approach to feed production. The use of insects as feed component relates to various of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Residual streams that remain after harvesting the insects may be used to support sustainable crop production.

Theoretical Ecology

10 - 14 October 2022
This post-graduate course on Theoretical Ecology will focus on bifurcations in dynamical systems and participants will learn quantitative approaches to assess qualitative changes in biological systems that occur when conditions change.

Genome Assembly

13 - 14 October 2022
In this two day workshop you will learn about two most common long read sequencing technologies: Pacific Bioscience an Oxford Nanopore Technology. You will learn how to work with the data, perform assembly, mapping, and compare the results of both technologies.

Uncertainty Propagation in Spatial Environmental Modelling

Monday 5 - Friday 9 December 2022
The purpose of this course is to familiarize participants with statistical methods to analyse uncertainty propagation in spatial modelling, such that they can apply these methods to their own models and data. Both attribute and positional errors are considered. Attention is also given to the effects of spatial auto- and cross-correlations on the results of an uncertainty propagation analysis. Computer practicals make use of the R language for statistical computing.

Aquatic Ecology | Robustness of urban aquatic ecosystems

Sunday 2 - Friday 7 April 2023
Aquatic ecosystems play a crucial role in human health and well-being as a source of drinking water and food (irrigation, fisheries, and aquaculture), recreation, and tourism. Aquatic systems also provide diverse habitats, support high levels of biodiversity and vital ecosystems services and play a vital role in the global carbon cycle and in various nutrient cycles. In this 5-day course we will provide a multifaceted overview of the science on urban aquatic ecosystems and the means by which its robustness can be restored or even improved.