Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Dynamic Energy Budgets

Date: 01 February 2017 - 02 June 2017
Location: Online and Tromsø, Norway

A quantitative theory for processes of energy uptake and use by organisms is discussed on the basis of the DEB book. The focus is on the relationship between different levels of biological organisation (cells, organisms, populations), the role of modelling and statistics in practical biological research and the need of a mechanistic underpinning.

Software package DEBtool will be used to exercise the practical application of the DEB theory , and to study how parameters interact in quantities that are frequently measured, such as weights, respiration rates, chemical composition etc.

LevelIntermediate
Intended credits8.0 ECTS
Course organisationDepartment of Theoretical Biology of the VU University Amsterdam
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Former occurrences of this course

  • 19 February - 30 April 2015
  • 18 February - 26 April 2013