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

Linking Root Architecture to Function : Theory, Methods and Technology

Sunday 11 August - Friday 16 August 2019
Would you like to learn from prominent root scientists while collaborating with your peers on a relevant plant root research topic? Then register for our short summer course! Hands-on experience will cover hot topics of today’s root science research, while keynote lectures are presented by renowned faculty such as Dr. David Eissenstat and Dr. Jonathan Lynch (Penn State University, USA), Dr. Erin Sparks (University of Delaware, USA), Dr. Dan Sabo (Georgia Tech University, USA) and Dr. Amanda Rasmussen (University of Nottingham, UK)

Introduction to Ecometabolomics for Ecologists

12 August 2019
The course will provide a basic overview about the application of metabolomics in ecological and biodiversity research. We will explore the tools and approaches that are used to obtain, process and analyse metabolomics data.

Agent-based modelling with NetLogo

Monday 26 - Friday 30 August 2019
The agent-based modelling course for beginners will take place at the Forestry Faculty at the University of Göttingen in Germany.

The ALTER-Net Summer School

Wednesday 21 - Saturday 31 August 2019
Open to graduate and post-graduate scientists, as well as professionals in related fields, the ALTER-Net Summer School provides an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing. The Summer School aims at contributing to the integration and spread of scientific excellence within and beyond our network--with a special emphasis on promoting interdisciplinary approaches.