We arrange both courses and seminars. Take a look at our programme for 2023!
Plant Communication and Trophic Interactions: from plant behavior to sustainable cropping
To give an overview of the state of the art research in this area, illustrating how it affects issues of fundamental ecological interest and how it can contribute to novel approaches for the sustainable management of weeds and insect pests in cropping systems.
- 3 ECTS
- 22-27 January 2023
- Course organizer: Velemir Ninkovic
- Apply no later than 28 December by sending an email to the course organizer: Velemir Ninkovic (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- For more information see:
The course provides both fundamental knowledge and insights in recent advances in community ecology. You will learn several methods for studying community change and dynamics, including mathematical modelling, experimental- and time series analyses methods. You will also be able to frame and discuss your research interests in a community ecology context. The second week of the course is given in Öregrund, where exercises and discussions will be combined with lectures, and a final symposium will be held.
- 5 ECTS
- Apply no later than 27 January
- 13-17 March and 27-31 March 2023
- Community ecology course syllabus (pdf)
- Course organizer: Anna Gårdmark (email@example.com).
To communicate science
How to plan and perform efficient communication using different methods and channels that can be used to reach different target groups.
- 2 ECTS
- Course organizers: NJ-faculty research schools and the communication div. at SLU
- March or April
How to become a postdoc (seminar)
Learn about what is required to apply for funds or positions, why you should do a post doc, and other things that may be important to consider. Invited researchers (about applications writing and reviewing) and former postdocs presenting information and their perspective based on their experience.
- Organizers: NJ-faculty research schools
- 5 May
Understanding and implementing Bayesian Ecological Modelling: a course from beginning to hierarchical complexity
How and when to perform Bayesian analyses and how to interpret and report the outcome of the analyses.
- 5 ECTS
- 22 May –2 June
- Apply no later than 28 April by sending an email to the course organizer Matt Low (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Flyer Understanding and implementing Bayesian Ecological Modelling (pdf)
- Syllabus Understanding and implementing Bayesian Ecological Modelling (pdf)
Exploring the dynamics of soil organic matter through process-based modeling
This course will delve into what controls soil organic matter dynamics in agricultural systems and the use of dynamic ‘process-based’ models to explore and predict how conservation management practices and technologies can improve soil health and help mitigate greenhouse gases and climate change.
- 2 ECTS
- June 1st - June 13th 2023
- Course organizers: Thomas Kätterer (email@example.com) and Keith Paustian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Autumn semester 2023
Multivariate methods for ecologists
Aim: To illustrate the application of number of multivariate methods on ecological data. Ordination and classification procedures will be demonstrated in lectures and exercises.
- 4.5 ECTS
- Part 1:1 week, 25 September - 29 September.
- Part 2: 2 weeks, directly after part 1, i.e. 2-13 October. At your own office. Last day will be a compulsory seminar.
- Course organizer: Ulf Grandin (email@example.com). FoSW, Ecology and Organism Biology
- See this link for more information on the course and how to apply (deadline: 8 September): https://www.slu.se/mva.
Scientific Writing and Peer Review in Ecology
The course aim is to give an overview and learn the basics on how to prepare and write a scientific paper for submission to an international, peer reviewed scientific journal. The emphasis of the course is to consider and become familiar with the reviewing process. The course includes two parts: a first part with five meetings where different aspects of the writing process is discussed and the second part of the course consisting of review seminars with a group of 3 -5 students and one invited researcher where one of the participants’ manuscript is reviewed and discussed.
- 5 ECTS
- Starts 28 September
- Course plan: Scientific Writing and Peer Review in Ecology (pdf)
- Course organizer: Helena Bylund (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Apply by sending an email to the course organizer: Helena Bylund (email@example.com) no later than September 6.
Thesis summary writing workshop
The aim of the workshop is to give insights and inspiration on how to write a thesis summary. The topics covered are legal issues concerning the thesis summary writing process, writing inspiration, and discussions on “best practices” for writing a thesis summary.
- 9:15-14:30, 6 October.
- Campus Ultuna and via Zoom.
- Register on the 25 September at the latest. More information: Thesis summary writing workshop (pdf)
- Thesis summary writing workshop program (pdf)
Understanding & Coding the R Programming Language
Aim: to help each student overcome the initial steep learning curve that is associated with learning R, and how to think in a structured and logical way to make programming easier.
- 3 ECTS
- 6–10 November
- Course organizer Matt Low (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Ecology + FoSW and Organism Biology.
- Register by sending an email to Matt Low (email@example.com) no later than 27 October
- Flyer: Understanding & Coding the R Programming Language (pdf)
- Course plan: Understanding & Coding the R Programming Language (pdf)
Fish and Fisheries Ecology
Based on a series of discussion seminars and reading of scientific literature aiming to provide fundamental knowledge in fisheries ecology, including assessment and management practices.
- 3 ECT
- Course organizers: Magnus Huss and Jonas Hentati Sundberg.
- 31 October – 15 December
- Week 44 (31 October – 2 November) 2–3 days meeting IRL.
- Followed by ~ 4 on-line seminars.
- Apply by sending an email to the course organiser Magnus Huss (firstname.lastname@example.org) before October 15.
- Course syllabus Fish and Fisheries Ecology 2023 (pdf).
Data Handling with R
This course aims at improving the effectiveness of the scientific code you write by tapping into generally less utilized capabilities of R and its software ecosystem. The course will teach you how to write more ordered code and to deal with the automation of data and code handling tasks. This will allow you to save time and handle bigger data-sets.
- 3 ECTS
- 14 November, 30 November, 15 December and 19 January 2024.
- Course organizers: Alistair Auffret and Lorenzo Menichetti.
- Apply by sending an email to the course organiser Alistair Auffret (email@example.com) before October 31.
- Course syllabus: Data Handling with R, 2023 (pdf).
Career Outside the University for PhDs (seminar)
Have you ever asked yourself what possibilities you, as a PhD, have in the labour market outside of the university? Do you want to improve your chances of finding your dream job? Then join our one-day seminar on Friday the 10th of November 2023 hosted by all the NJ-faculty research schools, to get different perspectives on career choices, finding your “dream job”, self-employment possibilities, prospects and possibilities in the current labour market, etc.