Sunday, January 4, 2015

Field Computational Ecology 2015 edition

Happy New 2015 Year everybody! Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Field Computational Ecology course. We are building on the success of the pilot version of the course from 2010 and the first full version in 2011-2012. The two courses produced 8 peer reviewed publications, 2 MS thesises, and many conference presentations by the students. This year, we have computer science students from University of Illinois at Chicago and ecology students from Princeton University and the Be'er Sheva University in Israel. We will converge at Mpala Research Centre in Kenya on January 7 and will spend the following two weeks working on a number of exciting interdisciplinary projects. Follow us on this blog!

The pilot version of the Field Computational Ecology course was in 2010 (read about it in earlier posts), funded by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University and the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois through the generosity of a private donation by Bill Unger. The first full version of the course in 2012 was supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation. This year's course is supported separately by each department.

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