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Theoretical and Computational Ecology (IBED-TCE)

Department of Theoretical and Computational Ecology (TCE) focuses on understanding the complexity of ecological systems by using theoretical and advanced computational approaches. 


Our research focuses on individual organisms, populations, species, communities as well as the abiotic environment, including the interactions among all these components. Despite our diverse interests, we share the belief that understanding ecological complexity requires sophisticated computational tools tailored to the question at hand. We specialize in the development and application of such tools ranging from mathematical models to data-analytic pipelines and digital sensors.

TCE members are firmly embedded in several educational programs, including the BSc program on Future Planet Studies, the BSc program on Biology and the MSc programs on Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences. With this educational involvement, we aim to train a new generation of scientists in the skills needed to understand complex systems and to work efficiently with large and heterogeneous datasets.