I will be offerring a course at IISc on the basics of ecology though the lens of mathematics. The details are as follows. Feel free to spread the word to those interested:
Course title: Ecology through numbers
Instructor: Dr. Vishwesha Guttal, Assistant Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc (Website: https://teelabiisc.wordpress.com/).
Class hours: Monday 6pm – 8pm. Wednesday: Computer lab hours to be decided.
Start-end dates: Aug 2013 to Nov 2013 (approximate).
About the course: Ecology is often understood to involve only field work. The aim of this course is to show how simple mathematics has played a central role in ecology. Syllabus includes how to develop simple mathematical Models in ecology; Models of population dynamics; Chaotic dynamics; Predator-prey cycles; Tragedy of the commons, etc.
Intended audience: Anyone outside the regular IISc academics with keen interest to learn ecology. CCE is a centre at IISc has been offerring regular semester long courses over years in the evening hours so that working professionals, scientists, conservation enthusiasts, engineers, amateur naturalists – pretty much anyone with a bachelor’s degree – is able to attend the course.
For more details on the CCE and its objectives, visit this webpage:
Eligibility: BE/B Tech./M.Tech in any disciplines, Or masters (M.Sc., MA, M.com) in any discipline.
Pre-requisites: Math at the level of High School (Basic calculus) and some Programming experience would be helpful, but not, MUST.
Course-fee: Rs 7000 for the entire semester. Please see the website for details of application procedure and how to make the payment (dont forget to check terms and conditions regarding fee payment):
Any questions regarding course content, etc can be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For queries regarding procedure to enrol, etc, please contact the CCE office admin directly.