Energetic Approach to Food Webs

Start time: June 17

Ends on: June 21

Venue: São Paulo, Brazil

Organizers: Roberto A. Kraenkel (IFT-UNESP), Paulo Inácio Prado (IB-USP), Lucas Faria (UFLA)

Lecturers: Kevin McCann and Gabriel Gellner (Guelph University, Canada)

Lecture 1: The Dynamics of the C-R model: The Base Module for Food Webs (McCann)
Lecture 2: Stabilizing Mechanisms and Food Web Modules (McCann)
Lecture 3: Food Webs in Space (McCann)
Lecture 4: The Statistical Mechanics of Whole Food Webs (Gellner)

Description:

This course will look at the role energetics play in mediating the structure and dynamics of consumer-resource interactions. We will unfold a simple set of principles on the role of energy in simple food web modules before exploring this framework in more complex food webs.
This course will emphasize, where possible, the interaction between theory and data. Additionally, lectures will be broken up into a lecture section and a lab section, which will have material that allows students to explore the dynamics within a “computer laboratory” setting (run by Kevin McCann and Gabriel Gellner).

The main reference of this course is the recently (2011) published book by Kevin S. MacCann, “Food Webs”, which appeared in the Monographs on Population Biology, published by the Princeton University Press.

List of Participants:
List of Participants Updated on June 7

Ground transportation instruction:
From Guarulhos Airport to Blair House Flat
From Blair House Flat to the institute
Bela Cintra Flat instruction

Upon arrival information:
General Information sheet

Course Material:

- Consumer-Resource Interactions Data

- Question 11 Data

Introducing the Theory of Single Population Dynamics

The Theory of Consumer-Resource Interactions

- Lecture2a_cr dynamics

- LectureCR_Theory

-Whole Food Webs

-Lecture_VariableWebs

Photos

Student evaluations of school:

- Student evaluations of school


Programme: PDF Version updated on June 10

June 17 to 21

Monday, June 17

8:00   9:30

Registration

9:30 –  12:00

Lecture I [Video1] [Video2]

12:00  – 14:00

Lunch

14:00  – 17:00

Practice/Study

 

 

Tuesday, June 18

9:30    12:00

Lecture II [Video1] [Video2]

Afternoon

FREE

 

 

Wednesday, June 19

9:30 –  12:00

Master class presentations

12:00  – 14:00

Lunch

14:00  – 17:00

Master class presentations

 

 

Thursday, June 20

9:30 –  12:00

Lecture III

12:00  – 14:00

Lunch

14:00  – 17:00

Practice/Study

 

 

Friday, June 21

9:30 –  12:00

Lecture IV

12:00  – 14:00

Lunch

14:00  – 17:00

Master class presentations

This programme might have a few adjustments during the course.