International Tele-course: to do list

  • If you are working alone, try to find a colleague in your direct environment to work with. Working together is much more motivating and you get more out of the course as a result of this interaction. If you managed to find such a person, please let us know with whom you are working with; if not, however, please be welcome
  • Complete the registration procedure
  • Download DEBtool from the Course materila page, and test its proper running. Get some basic experience with Octave 3.6.4 or Matlab.
    Both languages are very similar, and you can consult the 4-page introduction to Octave to learn the basics. We will not need much more during this course.
  • Fill the gaps in your prior knowledge; undust your basic mathematical training by having a glance at the Basic methods in theoretical biology available in course material. Have a glance at a textbook on basic physiology and ecology. You get more from the course when you compare its material with other text books on the topic. It is a good idea to collect a few for reference during the course.
  • Read the document on notation also available from course material.
Calidris maritima, Purple sandpiper in Tromsø

March 02 2017: start of the International Tele-course of DEB

The actions that are mentioned in the program lists are assumed to be completed at the indicated time points (local time in Tromsø, Norway). Proper organization of the course requires a strict observation of these synchronization marks; please translate these time marks in your local time.

Local participants around Tromsø

We will meet each thursday at 13:30 at the The High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment , to discuss the questions and answers for that week. The reporters will communicate the results of the discussions each thursday at the end of the afternoon using the discussion forum.

Drop outs

In the unfortunate case that you want to cease your course activities before the end of the course, we ask you to say so explicitly in order to reduce the consequences for your fellow group members as much as possible. We might reorganize some groups in response to drop outs.