Course

1ST STABLE ISOTOPE COURSE APPLIED TO TROPHIC STUDIES

Programme information: 

MONDAY: GETTING INTO R (optional)
15:00 – 16:00 – Introduction to R
16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 – Introduction to R
18:00 – End of first day

TUESDAY: INTRODUCTION TO STABLE ISTOPE ECOLOGY
9:30 - 10:00 – Welcome and presentation of the course
9:30 – 11:00 – Introduction to Stable Isotope Ecology: Principles and general applications
11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 – Main methodological aspects of SIA: Isotopic turnover, diet-to-tissue discrimination factors, confounding effects on SIA interpretation
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch time
14:30 – 15:30 – Sample collection and preparation for SIA
15:30 – 16:00 – Coffee Break
16:00 – 18:00 – Participants presentations
18:00 – End of second day

WEDNESDAY: TROPHIC STRUCTURE ANALYSIS THROUGH STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS
9:30 – 11:00 – Trophic Niche Analysis
11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 – Trophic Niche Analysis in practice (Layman Metrics, SIBER, NicheRover)
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch time
14:30 – 16:00 – Trophic position analysis
16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 – Trophic position analysis in practice (tRophicPosition)
18:00 – End of third day

THURSDAY: DIET RECONSTRUCTION THROUGH STABLE ISOTOPE ANALYSIS
9:30 – 11:00 – Diet determination through Isotopic Mixing Models
11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 – Evaluating Mixing Models (MixPolygon)
13:00 – 14:30 – Lunch time
14:30 – 16:00 – Mixing Models in practice (MixSIAR)
16:00 – 16:30 – Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 – Covariates in Mixing Models (MixSIAR)
18:00 – End of course

Number of hours: 

24 hours of theory and practical work

Language: 

Spanish

Course dates: 

Monday, July 1, 2019 to Thursday, July 4, 2019

Location: 

Institut de Ciències del Mar (Barcelona)

Maximum number of places: 

20

Special requirements: 

The course will contain segments of hands-on practical time to make sure participants understand the content of the theoretical lectures. Please bring your own portable computer.

Contact for further information: 

For additional information, please check our Contact section or get in contact directly with the Lecturer of this course.

For registration and logistics please contact with the program coordinator (info@barcelona-ocean.com)

Fees: 

Complete course: 340 euros (a reduced fee of 270 euros will be applied if registration is before 1st of May).
Course without optional R session: 290 euros (a reduced fee of 230 euros will be applied if registration is before 1st of May).
The course fee for ICM/CSIC students and personnel is 150 euros.

All fees must be paid by June 20.

How to register for the course: 

Should you wish to participate in this course, please fill in the next form and we will contact you to proceed with the registration.

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