Els residus miners abocats a la badia de Portmán segueixen alliberant metalls al mar 25 anys després del seu cessament

Els residus miners abocats a la badia de Portmán segueixen alliberant metalls al mar 25 anys després del seu cessament.

Un nou projecte ICTA-UAB avaluarà els impactes dels micro i nanoplàstics en els oceans tropicals i temperats

Un nou projecte liderat per la investigadora de l'ICTA-UAB Patrizia Ziveri és un dels cinc projectes seleccionats per rebre finançament de la Iniciativa de Programació Conjunta Mars i Oceans Productius i Saludables (Oceans JPI).

El Big Data revela una extraordinària unitat subjacent a la diversitat de la vida

Un estudi de l'ICTA-UAB assenyala el creixement com a element clau per explicar el funcionament de tots els éssers vius.

Jeroen van den Bergh, doctor honoris causa per l'Open University dels Països Baixos

L’economista ambiental de l’ICTA-UAB Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Bergh va ser anomenat doctor honoris causa per la Open University dels Països Baixos.

L'Acord de París es veu obstaculitzat per promeses inconsistents, segons un estudi de l'ICTA-UAB

Les promeses de l'Acord Climàtic de París realitzades per alguns països podrien no ser tan ambicioses com semblen, segons un estudi realitzat per investigadors de l'Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB).

Troben altes concentracions de plom en la fauna silvestre de l'Amazònia

Investigadors de l'ICTA-UAB i de la UVic-UCC han detectat concentracions de plom elevades en mostres de fauna salvatge de l'Amazònia peruana, originades per la munició de plom i la contaminació relacionada amb l'extracció petroliera.

Mesuren el potencial dels boscos per alentir el canvi climàtic

Els boscos pirinencs, cornisa cantàbrica i Galícia mostren un important potencial per acumular quantitats encara més grans de diòxid de carboni en el futur i així ajudar a frenar l'augment en les concentracions del gas CO2 que està escalfant el planeta.

Per què els ambientalistes mengen carn?

Un estudi de l'ICTA-UAB analitza els motius pels quals científics conscienciats amb el medi ambient no renuncien al consum de carn, causant d'importants impactes ambientals al planeta.

La gestió del verd urbà permet incrementar la presència d’ocells a les ciutats

Incrementar la biodiversitat del verd urbà permetria augmentar la presència d’aus passeriformes a les ciutats mediterrànies, segons un estudi científic realitzat per investigadors de l’Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) que analitza quines estratègies cal implementar sobre la vegetació urbana per aconseguir “naturalitzar” les ciutats afavorint l’entrada de flora i fauna.

El riu Ebre aboca anualment 2.200 milions de microplàstics al Mar Mediterrani

Un estudi de l'ICTA-UAB analitza la distribució i concentració de microplàstics procedents d'un dels principals rius de la Mediterrània occidental.

Un projecte europeu ofereix ajuda per crear hivernacles a cobertes

L'Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambiental de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) ha obert una convocatòria que pretén donar suport a nous projectes d'hivernacles en cobertes, en el marc del Projecte GROOF.

L’ICTA-UAB participa al projecte que habilitarà 10 escoles de Barcelona com a refugis climàtics

L’Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Bracelona (ICTA-UAB) és una de les institucions impulsores d’un projecte que habilitarà 10 escoles de Barcelona com a refugis climàtics per disminuir l’impacte de les altes temperatures de l’estiu.

Un estudi desestima les polítiques de creixement verd per fer front a l'emergència ecològica

Investigadors de l'ICTA-UAB i de la Goldsmiths University of London indiquen que la reducció d'emissions només és compatible amb un menor creixement o amb el decreixement econòmic.

El coneixement indígena, clau per a l'èxit en la restauració d’ecosistemes

Els projectes de restauració ecològica que involucren les comunitats indígenes i locals de manera activa tenen resultats més exitosos.

El transport aeri, principal font de contaminació del turisme a Barcelona

Cada visitant de la ciutat de Barcelona produeix al dia una emissió de 96,9 kg CO2 eq, el que suposa una petjada de carboni equivalent a conduir un cotxe 410 quilòmetres sense parar.
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ICTA-UAB WORKSHOPS FOR PhD STUDENTS

ICTA-UAB has developed a total of 7 workshops aimed at improving PhD students’ productivity, communication and transferable skills. These courses complement UAB´s PhD program of compulsory courses. The workshops are funded by the María de Maeztu program.

How to register: If you are a PhD student at ICTA-UAB, you will be contacted by the PhD coordinator with information on the registration process. If you would like to attend a course that does not correspond to your year please contact us.

If you have any questions or would like more information you can contact Pere González pr.mdm.icta@uab.cat or Maria Pastor maria.pastor@uab.cat.

**Subscribe to the calendar** To make sure that you have up-to-date information about the workshops and other activities, please subscribe to the Google calendar.

Google Calendar for the 2016/17 cohort (students that started their PhD in the 2016/17 academic year) (Google Calendar | iCal)

Google Calendar for the 2017/18 cohort (students that started their PhD in the 2017/18 academic year) (Google Calendar | iCal)

Google Calendar for the 2018/19 cohort (students that started their PhD in the 2018/19 academic year) (Google Calendar | iCal)

 

FIRST YEAR COURSES

  1. Core Communication Skills and Time & Task Management for Scientists (CMM)
    1. Next edition: TBA.
  1. Introduction to R - statistical computing (R-intro)
    1. Next edition: 28-29-30 October 2019.
    2. To register, fill in this form.
    3. Registration deadline: Monday, 14 October 2019.
  1. Research Design (ResDes)
    1. Next edition: 25-26 September 2019.
    2. To register, fill in this form.
    3. Registration deadline: Wednesday, 11 September 2019.

SECOND YEAR COURSES

  1. Advanced statistical computing using R (R-adv)
    1. Next edition: Spring 2020.
  1. Oral Presentations and Posters (OPP)
    1. Next edition: Spring 2020.
  1. Scientific Writing – The Why and How of Good Scientific Writing (ScWr)
    1. Next edition: 8-9 October 2019.
    2. To register, fill in this form.
    3. Registration deadline: Tuesday, 24 September 2019.

THIRD YEAR COURSES

  1. Career Development: Beyond the Bench (CarDev)
    1. Next edition: 16-17 September 2019.
    2. To register, fill in this form.
    3. Registration deadline: Tuesday, 2 September 2019.
 
FIRST YEAR COURSES

(CMM) Core Communication Skills and Time & Task Management for Scientists

Workshop goals

To provide training on important background skills for scientists, helping them to communicate effectively with peers, and to manage their time and workload effectively.

To help establish a cohesive group identity among the participants, as a basis for collaboration during the course of their PhD.

Topics for this workshop

  • Cohort building
  • Key concepts for effective communication
  • Task prioritisation
  • Planning your working day
  • How to set meaningful goals
  • Digital helpers for time and project management
  • Collaborative learning and instruction on conducting peer-mentoring activities.
 

(R-intro) Introduction to R and RStudio - Statistical programming with R --

Workshop goals

To give students a basic grounding in R as an essential tool for managing and analysing research data.

Topics for this workshop

Module 1 Introduction to programming in R and RStudio

  • Download, Installation and Maintenance of R, RStudio and additional packages
  • Introduction to the R Software and the RStudio Graphical user Interface (GUI)
  • Operation of the Workspace and Scripts

Module 2 Introduction to the Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

  • Data Import and Pre-processing
  • Basic Data Processing for Statistical Purposes
  • Introduction to the graphical package “ggplot2”

Module 3 Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)

  • Advances features of graphical package “ggplot2”
  • EDA for Statistical Purposes
  • Assumptions of Linear Models: Normality, Heterogeneity, Independence

Module 4 Statistical Data Analysis

  • Introduction to Linear Models
  • Examples and details of (ANOVA, ANCOVA, Linear Regression)
  • Student work on (their own) projects
  • Presentation of results and final discussion
 

(ResDes) Research Design

Workshop goals

To train students in sound research design, especially for social science research, in asking good research questions, and selecting appropriate methods for research. To train students in gathering the necessary knowledge to understand what it means to do research with qualitative and quantitative data, how these approaches differ from one another, and how they complement each other in advancing knowledge.

Topics for this workshop

  • Introduction to advanced scientific inquiry
  • Qualitative vs quantitative vs. spatial research
  • Problematising one's research and asking research questions
  • Developing theory and literature reviews
  • Operationalising one's research
  • Research ethics/integrity
 
SECOND YEAR COURSES

(R-adv) Advanced Course of R and Rstudio

Workshop goals

To provide students with advanced modelling tools in R  

Topics for this workshop

Module 1: Programming in R and RStudio

Module 2: Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)

  • Loading and Pre-processing of Datasets
  • Statistical Exploration of Data

Module 3: Univariate Statistical Analysis (USA)

  • Linear Models: (1) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); (2) Linear Regression (bivariate ); (3)Multiple Linear Regression and ANCOVA
  • Generalized Linear Models: (1) Logistic Regression; (2) Poisson Regression
  • Additive and Generalized Additive Models: (1) Bivariate Regression; (2) Multiple Regression

Module 4: Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MSA)

  • Statistical Exploration of Data: (1) Biological / Species Data; (2) Environmental Data; (3) Transformations
  • Unconstrained Ordination: (1) Principal Component Analysis (PCA); (2) Non-metric Multidimensional Scaling (nMDS)
  • Constrained Ordination: (1) Redundancy Analysis (RA); (2) Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA)
 

(OPP) Oral and Poster Presentations

Workshop goals

To introduce and explore key concepts in designing and delivering scientific posters and presentations, and to draft a poster and oral presentation on the participants’ work, and practice presenting them, in preparation for the upcoming ICTA’s Student Symposium.

Topics for this workshop

  • Relating to my audience and telling a story
  • Defining content and structure
  • Key concepts in visual communication
  • Focus on creating posters
  • Focus on creating slide presentations
  • Presenting your work – concepts and practice
 

(ScWr) Scientific Writing – The Why and How of Good Scientific Writing

Workshop goals

To help publishing scientists develop a more impartial, analytical view of scientific writing, to better understand their readership, and to make them more efficient writers and editors. To develop a deeper understanding of the structure of scientific papers, with a renewed focus on the purpose of each section and the connections between them.

Topics for this workshop

  • Anatomy of a paper – structure and connectivity
  • The reader
  • Embryology of a paper – planning and structuring your paper
  • Scientific writing in English – words, sentences, and paragraphs
  • Tools for scientific editing
 
THIRD YEAR COURSES

(CarDev) Career Development: Beyond the Bench

Workshop goals

To give participants a competitive edge in the job market by developing the intellectual framework they need to make informed career choices, and to provide practical help for the application and selection process, both within and outside academia.

Topics for this workshop:

  • Skills, interests and values: why are you doing science and what for?
  • Identifying opportunities: mapping the job market for academics
  • Developing your competence profile: finding out and expressing what you’re good at
  • Decision making theory: how to make the right choices for the right reasons
  • Creating a competitive CV: how to get on the shortlist
  • The job interview: a clear framework to finding the right match
  • Taking action: tools and tips to kick off your career.
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