At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution de l'activité au référentiel AA (AA du programme)
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.8
b. Formulation spécifique pour cette activité des AA du programme
By the end of the LBRTI2102 module, students will be able to:
· Name, describe, explain the theoretical concepts related to the mechanistic approach to analyse and model environmental processes;
· Explain mathematical concepts and use computational tools to model the space-time dynamics of these processes;
· Use these concepts and tools in an operational fashion in order to model the processes that drive realistic environmental systems in the context of an individual project;
· Present a detailed justification of the methodological choices that have been made to analyse the system under study;
· Write a brief report, with a solid discussion based on the modelling results and appropriately illustrated with graphs and charts, using accurate and appropriate scientific vocabulary.
- Application of mathematical models in ecology : logistic growth - predator-prey models and general Lotka-Volterra models applied to multi-populations systems.
- Applicatioin of mathematical models in epidemiology: compartments models - population dynamics (epidemics vs endemic states) - reproduction number (R0).
- Transport models in 1D and 2D, and numerical discretization of the advection, diffusion and reaction terms.
- Application of transport models in ecology, epidemiology and hydrodynamics.
- Cellular automata models and their application to simulate outbreaks and invasive species.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Teaching is based on a two-hour lecture each week. The lecture format is very "hands-on" with many practical examples and illustrations. Students are encouraged to take their laptop in the classroom. Practical sessions with a research assistant are also scheduled to help the students apply the concepts presented during the lectures.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Individual report on a personal project to be handed in by the end of term and a written exam during the exam session.
There is a list with recommended books and scientific papers on Moodle