Summer School in Biodiversity Modelling 2021

Evaluating Models with Ecological Data

August 16-25, 2021

Online and hybrid training. Courses will be online with the possibility of organizing local hubs (according to public health directives). Courses will be conducted in English, with bilingual support.


The objective of this course is to train students methods and skills to fit models to ecological data. Emphasis will be put on algorithms and computational methods in order to develop abilities to solve a wide range of problems.


  • Probability problems and stochastic modelling
  • Parameter estimation by maximum likelihood
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Bayesian analysis modelling
  • Representation of the uncertainty


  • Intermediate knowledge of scientific programming is required.


The registration fee is $250.

Scholarships are available through the BIOS2 training program – a NSERC CREATE program.

To apply for one, you must indicate it in your application. 

Admission and registration

The number of places is limited.

To register, please complete the form before July 12, 2021

Official 3-credit course (at the MSc or PhD level) from the Faculty of Science of the Université de Sherbrooke, or Non-credit continuing education.

Financial support

The intensive  summer  school  is supported by Université de Sherbrooke and the NSERC-CREATE Training program in computational biodiversity science and services BIOS2.