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Dear all,

We would like to invite you to a PhD course in social and ecological
networks. The course is intendent for doctoral students and the topics are
social and/or ecological networks (see description below or


Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research


Social and Ecological Networks: Theories and Applications

PhD-course January 23-26 2006 Stockholm Sweden

Network theories are increasingly used in analyses of both social and
ecological systems. However, there have been few attempts to bring social
and ecological network theory together. In this transdisciplinary PhD –
course, the state-of-the-art of ecological and social research utilizing
network perspectives will be presented. The course will focus on
similarities and differences between network approaches in ecology and
social sciences and we will discuss the potential benefits and limitations
of using a network approach as a novel tool to analyze linked
social-ecological systems.

The course is open to PhD-students in ecology and social sciences.

Venue: Centre for Transdisciplinary Environmental Research, Stockholm
University, Sweden.

Invited lecturers:
Pedro Jordano, Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
Jens M. Olesen, Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University,
Timothy Keitt, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at
Austin, USA
Colleen Webb, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, USA
Roger Guimerà, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University,
Christofer Edling, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden
Fredrik Liljeros, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden
Kenneth Frank, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special
Education, Michigan State University, USA

Conveners: Prof. Thomas Elmqvist, [log in to unmask]
and Anna Norman, Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University, SE 106
91 Stockholm, Sweden

Course fee: 1000 SEK (incl. all lectures and printed material)

Application: Send your application before December 15, 2005, to Anna Norman
[log in to unmask] . In your application include a short description (half a
page) of your own research.

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