1 Machine Learning Applications in Ecology and Evolution Research


Taina Conrad, Magdalena Mair, Matthias Schott

Machine Learning methods are gaining increasing importance in all research fields and access to AI and deep learning is getting easier. In this session, we want to discuss projects that address a diverse set of research questions in different scientific disciplines by making use of machine learning algorithms or (deep) neural networks. Applications include the use of machine learning models for simple predictive tasks, object detection, image classification, any kind of pattern recognition and computer vision. The reasons for moving from statistical to machine learning methods can be similarly diverse, including their better predictive ability in complex tasks or the automation of tasks that are traditionally very time consuming. For this session we encourage presentations of all kinds of machine learning applications in our field. Which tools are you using? Where do you struggle? Which advantages and limitations of machine learning methods have you experienced? We hope to initiate fruitful discussions that lead to new collaborations and promote the transfer of established methods to new applications.

2 Isotopes in Ecology and Biogeochemistry


Johanna Pausch, Eva Lehndorff

Isotope approaches have decisively shaped our understanding of matter fluxes in ecosystems, trophic interactions in food-webs and human-environment-interactions including climate change. Isotope analysis enables a comprehensive understanding of ecosystem processes across spatial and temporal scales. Modern, innovative technologies and ways of interpreting isotope data are developing rapidly. The broad spectrum of isotope applications allows to identify and quantify processes and interactions in complex natural systems.

At BayCEER, existing expertise has been greatly expanded in recent years and new innovative isotope technologies are now established in Bayreuth. This session aims to provide an overview of the isotope research and the latest technological developments at BayCEER to bring together knowledge on isotope applications, to create synergies and to foster new collaborations. We invite researchers from all disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geosciences, food & health to present their isotope approaches for identification and quantification of processes and interactions within terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

3 Thematic Open Session

Chair: TBA

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Mo. 2022-08-01 now
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Tu. 2022-10-04
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Th. 2022-10-06
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