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DEB-school description

The school is an advanced training course on DEB theory.

The objectives are to train participants in estimating DEB model parameters for their species and following exciting lectures on applications of the theory given by skilled scientists actively involved in applying DEB to their own research, in a variety of fields: environmental quality management, ecology, fisheries, population dynamics...

The school is also the ideal format for networking and strengthening international cooperation.

We further expect this training to generate many new high quality entries in the online AmP database of DEB models and parameters.

Download the full course document (coming soon)



The School will take place at the European Institut of Research on the Sea (IUEM), a beautiful place close to Brest during 6 days, from April 1st to April 6th.

Details are given on the dedicated practical informations page.


Pre-school work

1- Follow the DEB tele-course (highly recommended)

2- Prepare a discussion related to potential DEB applications in your own research, where you can pose questions about problems that you expect to meet in such applications.

3- Compile data for your pet, preferrably already in a mydata-file.


School topics

- Conceptual Basics on DEB Theory and the Standard DEB Model (MOOC Revisions).

- Applications of theory in ecology and ecotoxicology - Method for DEB parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis - Metabolic Theories and Transfers of Scale (Population, Ecosystem).


How to apply?

Follow this link to the dedicated page.


DEB-school registration fees

Note that DEB-school registration fees refer to the whole DEB2019 events (school, workshop & symposium)

Early bird registration : 600 €

Late registration : 650 €

Registration fees include :

  • Lodging for 7 nights during the school (from sunday March 31th to sunday April 7th)
  • Full board during the school (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Registration to the whole DEB2019 event (the school, workshop and symposium)
  • Transport, by bus, from the city center to IUEM during the whole DEB2019 event
  • Lunch during the workshop & symposium events
  • Symposium dinner (April 10th)

Registration fees do not include:

  • Lodging from April 7th night included
  • Dinners of April 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th
  • Any personal expenses




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