Short training course on Macroecological impacts of climate-related stresses

Program of the SHORT TRAINING COURSE

Pre-congress SHORT TRAINING COURSE “Macroecological impacts of climate-related stresses” by Kenneth de Baets, Manuel Steinbauer and Patricia (Geozentrum Nordbayern) and Wolfgang Rübsam (Christian Albrech Universität Kiel).

The training course will take place in the Paleontology Institute (Loewenichstrasse 28, Erlangen). It will be focused on the macroecological impacts of climate-related stresses.

The participants must bring their own laptop. The training course is limited to 25 participants.

First part

Two parallel sessions, according to the preferences of the participants:

a) 3D imaging techniques, from CT-scanning acquisition to Drishti 3D-imaging software, and biometric analysis taught by Dr. Kenneth De Baets and Patrícia Rita

b) Introduction to biomolecules and molecular fossils taught by Dr. Wolfgang Ruebsam from the Department of Organic and Isotope Geochemistry of the Kiel University

Second part

It will consist of an R short course on size/extinction/ diversity patterns through time thought by Prof. Dr. Manuel Steinbauer, an expert in quantitative analysis applied to ecology and evolutionary processes.