Workshop, Northern Arizona Unviersity, Spring 2011

**Workshop Learning Objectives**

Participants will be able to ...

- Describe the features of a generic network model and explain the advantages and disadvantages of this model type
- Characterize the three general aims of network science and explain why they are relevant for biologists
- Calculate and apply common structural properties of networks
- Calculate and apply common throughflow propertier of flow network models

Introduction |
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Activity 1: Using Matlab | ||

(10 min break) | ||

Network Statics: Structural Analysis |
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Network Properties | Activity 2 | |

Pathway Enumeration | Activity 3 | |

Centrality Concepts & Degree Distributions | Activity 4 | |

(10 min break) | ||

Network Dynamics (on): Throughflow Analysis |
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Throughflow Properties | Activity 5 | |

Throughflow Dynamcs | Activity 6 | |

Summary |
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I expect this workshop to take 3-4 hours, depending on participant preparation and engagement.

Proloux et al. 2005. Network thinking in ecology and evolution. TREE Fath and Patten 1999. Review of the Foundations of network environ analysis. Ecosystems GYAGTOM: Yet Another Guide TO Matlab (Dunham & Murphy) |
You will need to download theses zipped files and put the unzipped folders somewhere on your MATLAB search path. |

I have selected to use MATLAB for this workshop, but I should point out that there are a number of useful tools for network analysis now in R. These include the 'network', 'sna', and 'statnet' packages. J.S. Choi ported the NEA.m function into R codes at one point as well, but I am not sure of its availability.

Other useful software inlcudes Pajek, UCINET, NETWRK4, WAND.