Life Science and Ecological Modeling Exercise National Taiwan University
I open several related courses. Please visit our lab website for more detailed info on how to choose my lectures based on your preference. http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~tksmiki/for_Students_%28zhong_wen%29.html This is a course intended for students with basic knowledge of life science and/or ecology. Most examples are based on ecological processes, but students in any fields of life science are also welcome. The skills to build and analyze a dynamical model will be obtained in the first stage. The computer software to easily analyze mathematical models without programming will be provided. In the second stage, students will select a subject based on his/her own interest and will learn how to develop a model based on the subject and how to analyze the model. Major topics include: 1. What is the role of theory in biology? 2. Non-spatial population dynamics model 3. Stage-structured population 4. Spatial heterogeneity 5. Interspecific interaction (competition, prey-predator, and herbivory) 6. Ecosystem 7. How to develop a new model?
The objectives are to provide students know-how and tacit knowledge to develop a new dynamical model based on research interest. Opportunities to learn basic modeling blocks and how to analyze dynamical models are also provided.
Every student needs to bring his/her own notebook PC/Mac (or Linux). Students are expected to develop their own models in the final stage based on his/her own interest. Backgrounds in some filed of life science/biology are required.
Online Course Requirement
(College of Science) Graduate Institute of Oceanography, Marine Biology & Fisheries Division,
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Email address: http://www.oc.ntu.edu.tw/?lang=en