International DEB course
There is an intensive course on
DEB theory once every two years, combining a tele part with
a classroom part. The next one is planned to run in early
summer 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Stay tuned. See the
website for the 2023 event here.
Since 2019, the 'tele-part' of the DEB course has been the
DEB MOOC, hosted by IST. Link for the 2023 MOOC: https://courses.elearning.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/courses/course-v1:MOOCs+debX+2023/about.
The classroom part (with lectures, exercises, discussions)
is linked to the international DEB symposium in 2023.
This is an advanced course aimed at training participants to
apply DEB modelling to support their research and formulate
their research questions. All applications of models come
with the need to know parameter values so the course places
due emphasis on extracting parameter values from real data.
The course will focus on DEB theory in general, including
ecotoxicological applications in animals. We still have some
ways to go to complete the full program in. But in 2015 we
had an ecotox "workshop" as a DEB in practice session and
generally at least one lecture addresses ecotox aspects.
See here the upcoming events including the provisional
For more information on previous runs, see the website for the
2021 event and the website for the
2019 event. Note that IST has two DEB MOOCS (debX and
debX_micro) that run at different times and frequencies: https://courses.mooc.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/courses/.
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DEB theory for animals. More info can be found here.
See also the lectures of Roger Nisbet on YouTube, first one