2nd NNEXT Training School

Modelling landscape invasion by non-native trees: challenges and applications
(25-29 September 2017 - Porto, Portugal)

This training school was sponsored by the COST Action FP1403 - NNEXT and BioDiv Doctoral Programme - CIBIO/InBIO.

CIBIO/InBIO - Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
Universidade do Porto, Portugal

download: Training School Programme

  Objective of Training School

  "Modelling landscape invasion by non-native trees: challenges and applications"

The main objective of this training school was 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 were students or researchers at early stage of their career. They should be interested in forest ecology and species distribution modelling and were expected to have limited experience with programming and statistics. This course was also interesting for those with a strong background in modelling who wanted to broaden their horizon in modelling tools.

  Application process

The application process is closed.


CIBIO/InBIO - Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
Campus Agrário de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, 4485-601 Vairão, Portugal

Programme: Training School Programme



  more to read ...

1st NNEXT Training School (23-27 August 2016)
"Non-native tree species in Europe in the viewpoint of climate change: challenges, risks, opportunities – trade-offs"
This training school was organised by NNEXT and the Croatian Forest Research Institute.
more ...



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Final Conference
September 2018

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