• Conceptualizing, implementing, optimizing and understanding models in marine biology
• Biogeochemical models, from simple models to functional types models
• Individual-based models, including ecophysiological and behavioural IBMs
• Population dynamics and marine resources management
-Marine ecology concepts
-Population dynamics concepts
-Basic notions in mathematics (derivate, derivative equations, matrix algebra)
Ability to understand, to construct, and to use models in marine biology, to test hypotheses using models, to calibrate and validate those models against observations.