Previous courses

This list provides an overview of courses that have been taught in the Life Science Zurich – PhD Program in Ecology. An overview of the courses offered during the current term can be found here:
Core Elective Modules:
Subject-specific matters
Methods
Transferable skills
Research seminars

Elective Modules

Table of contents

Courses about specific subject matters

LH*

CP**

Ecological Theory 28 2
Animal Movement Ecology 28 2
Conservation management 35 2.5
Ethics for life science 14 1
Journal club with a difference 14 1
Journal club: Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning and community history 14 1
Microbial Ecology: Biogeochemistry of alpine wetlands 28 2
Molecular microbial Ecology 28 2
Natur und Kultur 28 2
Post-genomic biology for "non"-biologists - -

Courses on methods

LH*

CP**

Applied ecophysiological techniques for plant studies 14 1
Estimation of abundance, occupancy and species richness in large-scale surveys in ecology and monitoring 35 2.5
Introduction to meta-analysis and research synthesis in ecology 14 1
Introduction to Bayesian statistics for biologists using WinBUGS 28 2
Bayesian population analysis using hierarchical models in BUGS and JAGS 28 2
Introduction in ArcGIS: work with geodata for environmental research 14 1
GIS-course 1: General usage of geodata for environmental research 14 1
GIS-course 2: Data-analysis with ArcGIS for environmental research 14 1
Introduction to using R for data analysis and graphics 21 1.5
Statistics for free I: Linear Models in R 35 2.5
Statistics for free III: Generalized Linear Models in R 28 2
Contemporary analysis of ecology: Generalized Linear Models in R 14 1
Statistics for free IV: Mixed Effects Models in R 28 2
Contemporary analysis of Ecology: Mixed Effects Models in R 14 1
Study design and data analysis using R 28 2
R4All. A recipe for success with R 21 1
R Lunch group 14 1
R Graphics course: GGPLOT 14 1
Hierarchical models in ecology - -
Gardening techniques - -

Skills training courses

LH*

CP**

Environmental life cycle assessment and ecobalance 21 1.5
Good graphics in R 14 1
Green fingers: an introduction into gardening 14 1
How to present experimental results 14 1
Online publication practice 14 1
Plant systematics and identification 21 1.5
Project management 14 1
Green Business 14 1
Environment, Social and Governance 14 1
Summer Graduate School 2010: Leadership and Management 21 1.5
Summer Graduate School 2011: Sino-Swiss Alpine Ecology 28 2
Summer Graduate School 2012: Effective Publishing 28 2
Winter Graduate School 2013: Ecological Theory 28 2
Summer Graduate School 2014: Understanding Ecology through the Humanities 28 2
Summer Graduate School 2015: Data Carpentry Boot Camp 28 2
Summer Graduate School 2015: Animal Movement Ecology 28 2
Summer Graduate School 2015: Urban Wildlife Ecology 28 2
Graduate Workshop 2016: Community Ecology 14 1
Summer Graduate School and Symposium 2016: Urban Ecology 28 2
Teamwork 14 1
Writing up scientific research 28 2
Scientific Writing 28 2
How to deal with media 7 0.5
Practical and teaching assistance skills 7 0.5
Introduction to Teaching Field Practica 14 1
Expert literature data basis - -
Ökobilanz - -
Scientific Drawing 14 1

Research Seminars

LH*

CP**

Postdoc Funding and Career Management - ***
Zurich Interaction Seminar - 1
Seminar for evolutionary biology and environmental studies (SEBES) - ***
BEEES seminar (Behaviour, Ecology, Environment and Evolution) - ***
Network seminar - ***
Seminar in plant population biology and biodiversity research - ***
Symposium of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Centre - ***
Ökodose (Research seminar for all PhD students - ***
Brown Bag Lunch: Statistics in biology and environmental sciences - ***
Organization of conference / seminar   1

*14 LH (lesson hours) = 1 ECTS credit point = 30 hours of work (including preparation, participation, homework)
**CP = credit points
***Presentation (talk) in one of the seminars = 1 CP