ALife & Society Global Seminar Series (Next event: 6th February)

Imran Khan

Dear all,

We would like to welcome you all to the next seminar in the ALife & Society<> Global Seminar Series, taking place on Monday 6th February 2023. We are delighted that this seminar talk will be given by *Dr. Claes StrannegÄrd<>* from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

# Date & Time
Monday 6th February @ 14:00 UTC / 15:00 CET

# Title
Modelling ecosystems with deep reinforcement learning

# Abstract
I will present the ecosystem simulator Ecotwin (, which uses 3D models of the terrain and individual animal models that are controlled by deep neural networks trained with reinforcement learning. I will show how this simulator can be used for studying local biodiversity effects of land use change, exploitation of natural resources, pollution, invasive species, and climate change.

# Bio
Claes StrannegÄrd is an associate professor at the department of Applied IT at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

# Meeting Link
Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 932 0165 5553
Passcode: 494197

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