3rd Interdisciplinary Workshop for Ecological Modeling

Following the second successful interdisciplinary workshop on ecological modelling held at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in December 2015, a third workshop was given in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from the 11th until 12th October 2016. The general aim of this workshop series is to bring together academics involved in the teaching of computer science/ecology/zoology/biology/environmental science, researchers, students, and policy makers relying on the use of ecological models, and programmers responsible for creating the models. The workshop included lectures, small group discussions on the participants’ individual research questions, and broader discussion forums, e.g., focusing on teaching curricula for ecological modelling and other burning issues.
This year ten post-graduate students from different South African universities attended the event. All agreed that much had been learnt in the convivial environment both during the planned work sessions and afterwards at the communal dinner…