Training Schools

COST FA1405 Training School "Beginners course in ecological network analysis of multi-species interactions"
Organizers: Paula Baptista and Alison Bennett
Trainers: Darren M. Evans, U.Newcastle, UK and Michael J.O. Pocock, CEH, UK
Target audience: MSc, PhD students and post-PhD researchers from Ecology, Biology, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Mathematical Modelling and others who aim to acquire broad understanding of the conceptual description of ecological networks.
Location: School of Agriculture (ESA), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), Portugal.
Dates: 30 October – 1 November 2017
Number of trainees: maximum 12
Trainee allowance: accepted trainees will get an allowance of 500 euros to cover part of their travel and accommodation costs. Application: Send a short CV and motivation letter to Paula Baptista ( by 16 October 2017.


COST FA1405 Training School "Plant hormones and metabolites: Techniques and data processing"
Location: Department of Ciencias Experiemntales y del Medio Natural, Universitat Jaume I., Castellón, Spain.
Trainers: Paloma Sánchez Bel, Victoria Pastor, Radomira Vankova, Pierre Petriac, Luis Valledor and Víctor Flors
Dates: 11-13 September 2017
Limited to 12 students
CONTACT: Víctor Flors

COST FA1405  Training School “Meta-analysis”

There will be a Training School, given by Prof. Julia Koricheva (Royal Holloway, U. London),  on how to perform meta-analysis on the 27-9 July 2016, at SCENE (the University of Glasgow Field Station: on the shores of beautiful Loch Lomond ( in Scotland.  The goal is to provide background and hands-on experience for performing meta-analysis of research data. The course will cover database structure, analysis types and programs, and common pitfalls in meta-analyses  (for the programme click HERE).