September 25-29, 2017 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal


This training school is sponsored by the COST Action FP1403 - NNEXT and promoted by BIODIV Doctoral Programme and CIBIO-InBIO 


The main objective of this training school is to provide following skills:

- Invasion ecology;
- different modelling techniques;

  • Bayesian modelling
  • Habitat Suitability modelling
  • Agent based modelling
  • Stochastic dynamic modelling
  • Multivariate modelling

- Introduction to R software and statistical programming;
- Spatial analyses of ecological and environmental data;
- Species mapping using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.


Target participants
The intended audience for this course are students or researchers at early stage of their career. They should be interested in forest ecology and species distribution modelling and are expected to have limited experience with programming and statistics. This course is also interesting for those with a strong background in modelling who want to broaden their horizon in modelling tools.


Application process
Please provide:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Full adress;
  • Motivation letter (including current position and research interests).


Submit your application to: Elisabeth Pötzelsberger ( and Joana Vicente (


Email subject line: 2017 Training school Cost FP 1403 NNEXT, Portugal


Deadline for submission
15th June 2017

Applicants will be informed about the application result by 1st July 2017 and will be required to confirm their participation by 5th July 2017.

The financial support is an individual grant of up to 600 € for each trainee. It does not necessarily cover all expenses related to attending the training school. The exact amount will be decided based on the number of participants. More details on the venue and the logistic will be provided after the selection of participants.


Please refer to the flyer and visit the official website to access the programme and for further information.