Biodiversity Change and Data Visualization

From August 23th to 28th 2020, Orford Musique, Orford (Quebec) 

Important : In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel that we cannot in good conscience have an in-person intensive course this fall. Therefore, we wish to inform you that the Summer School in Biodiversity Modelling has been postponed to the summer of 2021. Information regarding the Summer School scheduled for late August 2021 will be communicated early next year.

This annual summer school will give you the opportunity to further your knowledge of biodiversity modelling, in an informal and friendly atmosphere. 

The 2020 edition will be on the theme: Biodiversity changes and data visualization. The course will take the form of a workshop during which the students, in collaboration with local organizations involved in biodiversity monitoring, will develop a web platform for visualizing biodiversity changes.


By the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop analytical pipelines to quantify biodiversity changes
  • Create and critique data visualizations
  • Represent biodiversity data effectively to stakeholders from different sectors


To follow this course, intermediate knowledge of scientific programming is required.


The rate is $ 500, including meals and accomodation.

Applicants will be eligible to apply to the BIOS2 training program in computational biodiversity science and services to receive financial support to cover registration fees. To apply, you must indicate it in your application.

Please note that travel costs are the responsibility of the participants.


Registrations are on hold for the moment. For more information, please contact us by email

The Summer School in Biodiversity Modelling is supported by Université de Sherbrooke and the BIOS2 (Computational Biodiversity Science and Services) training program, a NSERC-CREATE program.