Postgraduate Course, 2 – 6 December 2018, The Netherlands

Postgraduate Course “Consumer – Resource Interactions in Times of Global Environmental Change”

2 – 6 December 2018

De Bergse Bossen, Driebergen, The Netherlands

This one-week course will illustrate how adopting a consumer-resource approach can change our understanding of interactions, and how adaptive processes can be important in understanding both academic and applied problems in ecology. This edition of the course will focus on consumer-resource interactions in times of global environmental change at three levels of integration: the individual-population level, the community-ecosystem level and the socio-ecological level.

The topics will be introduced by world-renowned experts, with a focus on the latest developments and ongoing research efforts. The introductions will provide the starting point for practical work by the participants to make the acquired knowledge operational. To this end, sub-groups are challenged to develop ideas for their own research: analyzing their own data, writing a proposal, planning an experiment, developing a model or writing a paper.


Joel Brown (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Don DeAngelis (University of Miami)

John Fryxell (University of Guelph)

Bob Holt (University of Florida)


– On Sunday evening, we start with warming-up lectures.

– On Monday, the basics of consumer-resource interactions and the topics will be introduced. Then groups will be formed.

– During the following days, there will be lectures on specific topics, followed by discussion. The rest of the day will be spent on the practical work, under the supervision of the lecturers and the organisers.

– On the last day, the groups present their practical work to all participants.


Hotel & Conference Centre De Bergse Bossen, Driebergen, The Netherlands (


You can register via

FEE (Includes B&B, coffee, tea, lunches, dinners and course materials)

– PE&RC, SENSE, RSEE and RSEE PhD candidates with an approved Education Plan (TSP): € 330,-

– All other PhD candidates: € 650,-

– Postdocs and staff affiliated to the organizing graduate schools: € 650,-

– All others: € 930,-


Wolf Mooij (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, w.mooij)

Bart Nolet (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, b.nolet)

Frank van Langevelde (Wageningen University, frank.vanlangevelde)

Lennart Suselbeek (Graduate School PE&RC, lennart.suselbeek)