As part of the MarCons COST action, the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC) has organised a course aimed at introducing qualitative mathematical modelling as a means to understand and predict the dynamics of complex biological and socio-economic systems. The course is free of charge, and a limited number of trainees may apply for financial support to attend.
Topics covered in the course include:
- Introduction, history and philosophy
- Derivation of community (Jacobian) matrix & defining relevant subsystem
- Modified (nonlinear) interactions & split variables
- Model building examples (Yellowstone Park wolves & urchin barrens)
- Press perturbation analysis
- Socio-economic & biophysical systems
- Qualitative measures of Lyapunov stability
- Predicting change in life expectancy
- Application to Bayes nets
The course is open to PhD students, early career and senior researchers in relevant marine science disciplines. For more information, please access the course description PDF below.