Forest Complexity Modelling Summer School 2012

The first edition of the Forest Complexity Modelling Program (FCM) Summer school will be held from May 28th to June 1st at the Laurentian Biology Station (about 1 hour north of Montreal, Canada).

For everyone participating there will be lectures on core topics: Introduction to complex systems, recent advances in ecology and recent advances in forest ecology. For the last three days of the Summer school, participants will choose between courses on spatial analyses or landscape modelling. All these classes will be taught by experts in their field, who are all members of the FCM program.

All information and detailed schedule available at

Students outside the FCM program are welcome to participate, provided there is sufficient space at the Laurentian Biology Station following registration of FCM scholarship students. Because space may be limited, students should send a letter detailing the relevance of this Summer school in their academic progression to the program coordinator ( The cost of accommodation will be covered for all participants. There is no registration fee.

It is our hope that the Summer school will not only provide valuable instruction in the chosen topics, but will also provide opportunities for exchanges, impromptu meetings and stimulating discussions. Feel free to forward this message around!

Particpants should their intention to attend by completing the form before March 16th 2012 (