The Serrapilheira/ICTP-SAIFR Training Program in Quantitative Ecology from January 9 – March 3, 2023 will train young Brazilian and other Latin American scientists for world-class research on ecology using the quantitative methods of mathematics, physics, and computer science. It strategically makes use of the country’s well-established excellence in mathematics and physics to tap into Brazil’s tremendous potential in ecology and correlated areas (such as epidemiology and evolution).
Brazil’s ecosystems are among the richest in the world, and it is becoming increasingly clear that their inherent complexity poses enormous scientific challenges to find solutions that allow them to survive and flourish. The goal is to build an interconnected network of highly skilled scientists who can make significant contributions to advance the field in Brazil and Latin America.
To reach its goal, the training program will be highly selective and involve students who have already developed quantitative skills and are interested in applying these skills in solving cutting-edge problems in ecology. Lectures in all sub-fields of ecology will be presented by international experts, and no previous knowledge of biology is required.
After a one-month online version of the program in July 2021, and a five-month in-person program from July-November of 2022, the two-month program in January-February of 2023 will focus on models and methods related to ecology. Students selected to the program will receive accommodations in São Paulo and a monthly stipend for food and transportation, as well as airfare from their home city.
Students with quantitative skills who are either enrolled in an undergraduate program or have finished their undergraduate studies at Brazilian institutions and have not yet begun their doctoral degree can apply to participate in the two-month training program. Any questions should be sent to email@example.com