We organized two courses, back-to-back: a three-day introductory course, and a two-day specialized course, on modeling with Ecopath with Ecosim:
- INTRODUCTION TO FOOD WEB MODELLING WITH ECOPATH WITH ECOSIM
- ADVANCED SPATIAL – TEMPORAL MODELLING WITH ECOSPACE
Teachers: Marta Coll, Jeroen Steenbeek
The introductory course discussed basic concepts and modelling procedures of aquatic ecosystems using the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) food web modeling approach. Participants were provided with the principles behind EwE (http://www.ecopath.org), and how to design, parameterize and analyze an ecological model with Ecopath. Introductory concepts of the temporal module Ecosim and the spatial-temporal module Ecospace will be presented.
The specialized course discussed in-depth principles of Ecospace, the spatial-temporal module of EwE. Special focus was paid to the new Ecospace niche model and fisheries management.