Biomathematics ESMTB Summer School 2019 Modelling in Marine Ecology

Isola delle Femmine (PA), Sicily, Italy, 8-21 September 2019

Registration is still open!

It is now possible to request for a support for participation to the School:
apply by August 16th at the Registration page

2019 ESMTB Summer School: Modelling in Marine Ecology

The “2019 ESMTB Summer School: Modelling in Marine Ecology” is a biomathematics school co-organized by the ESMTB (European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology) and by CNR (National Research Council of Italy) in the framework of the CISAS project:

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International Centre of advanced study in environment, ecosystem and human health” and will take place in Italy (Isola delle Femmine, Palermo, Sicily) between 8th and 21st September 2019.

Event Overview

The school will be an event of national and international relevance addressed to PhD and Post-Doc students interested in modeling of marine systems.


One of the objectives of the school is to raise public awareness on the possible impact that the environment has on the human health, investigating issues relating to marine ecology with modeling of marine population dynamics, by means of simple and structural models, either deterministic or stochastic. Some courses will be addressed to the study of the role of different marine communities (from bacteria through plankton to benthonic communities) and their modification in relation to environment and climatic changes as well as to anthropocentric activities. Other topics of the school will include the bio-economy and sustainable yield, with the modeling of the evolution of species subject to harvesting. Attention will be paid also to the contamination of the marine system and to the impact of contaminants on the marine population with particular focus on eco-toxicological models. The school program will touch also more methodological aspects with lectures on parameter estimation approaches, model selection and model numerical simulations.

The event is structured as a 13-day summer school. A social event on Sunday 15th is offered by the Organization. It will consist of a full-day trip and will include the social dinner.

The number of participants will be limited to 80. The school aimes to both math students with an interest in marine applications and theoretically inclined biology students. Some basic knowledge in mathematics is expected but we are sure that interested students from both sides of the mathematical biology spectrum can profit from the school. We also expect a friendly atmosphere where math students are willing to help biology students understand some aspects of mathematics and vice versa. Acceptance to the school is competitive. The school is mainly supported by the CISAS project and by the ESMTB. ESMTB members may apply to travel grants at the ESMTB website

Accommodation fee

The individual accommodation fee for the entire school period, to pay directly to the hotel, amounts to 1300 € for a double room accommodation and to 1560 € for a double room single-use (DUS) accommodation. Note that, while participants will be required to give their accommodation preference, the DUS accomodation may be subject to limitation. The accommodation fee will cover the period starting from lunch of September 8 th to breakfast of September 21st

School fee

The School fee includes school material and attendance and amounts to:

  Early Registration
(within June 15th)
Late Registration
(after June 15th)
ESMTB member 0 € 100 €
Non-ESMTB member 100 € 200 €
Financial Support

Participants who are ESMTB members can apply for travel support directly on the ESMTB webpage.


In order to register to the school please follow the link Registration

School Management
Ludek Berec, Simona Panunzi and Jean Christophe Poggiale

Scientific Committee
Ludek Berec and Jean Christophe Poggiale

Local organizing committee
Simona Panunzi, Silvia Ruggieri and Alessandro Borri

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