Date: Nov. 9 (Fri), 10 (Sat), 2018
Place：Komaba campus of University of Tokyo, Komaba, Tokyo
The following workshops will be held for students, researchers, and professors to understand the talks in our symposium more deeply, and to present learning opportunities on the theory and methods at the heart of demographic study. These workshops will be held regularly (twice a year). You can learn the contents, step-by-step, from elementary to advanced courses.
Number restriction: Maximum of 20 participants in each course (on a first-come-first-served basis)
Date: Nov. 9 (Fri)
Place：Komaba International Building for Education and Research (KIBER)
(1)”Theories of population biology in matrix models” (elementary); From life tables to age-structured models） Kinya Nishimura（Hokkaido University）
9:30－18:00 at KIBER No, 110
Note：For 3rd and 4th grade of undergraduates, Master course students. Beginners and anyone who wants to learn the theories are welcome.
(2)”Theories of population biology in matrix models” (advanced); Statistics and stage-structured models）Tak Takada（Hokkaido University）
9:30－18:00 at KIBER No.314
Note: Master course students and higher. For people who want to use models and understand related academic papers. Attending workshop 1 in advance is recommended.
Scheduled for May, 2019 Workshop 1, 2 and 3 will be held on May, 2019 again
(3) ” How to use COMPADRE・COMADRE databases (with training in the R computing language)Yuka Kawai（Hokkaido University）
Note: Master course students and higher. For people who want to check and use the databases and to understand the related academic-papers. Attending workshop 2 in advance is recommended.
Questions and registration：Tak Takada e-mail: takada[at mark]ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Date: Nov. 10 (Sat) 10:00－17:00 + Grabbing-beer party
Place： 21 KOMCEE west（in Komaba campus）（Registration is not required））
Demography is a wide academic field that studies plants and animals including human. This symposium is organized as a kind of salon not only to present the new theories, methods and topics but also to learn the basic theories and methods.
Speakers and titles:
1. Richard Shefferson (University of Tokyo) Demography across scales: macro- and micro- perspectives.
2. Masakazu, Shimada, Minoru Kasada, Yasuko Nagase (University of Tokyo) Projection matrix analysis with life history plasticity and learning of parasitic wasps.
3. Masahiro Umezaki (The University of Tokyo) Population Ecology studies of human populations
4. Yuka Kawai (Hokkaido University) Introduction of COMPADRE & COMADRE database and related topics
5. Hiroyuki Yokomizo (National Institute for Environmental Studies) Comparative analysis between native and introduced species based on elasticity and flow matrices.
6. Takenori Takada (Hokkaido University) Elasticity analysis of randomly generated population matrices and plant matrix database