ST2302 Stochastic population models/MA8002 Applied biomodelling for PhD students

This course will only be given as self study but if you have questions or want to discuss something, you're welcome to post a message at this discussion forum.

The course textbook is available here.

The syllabus is as follows: Chapters 1-5.


There will be an oral exam during the ordinary exam period sometime in May (date to be decided).

Suggested exercises

There will not be arranged ordinary exercise hours, but there are several excersies in the compendium you are encouraged to try to solve.

Exercises of "suitable" difficulty - Chapter 1: 1,2,5,6,7,12-18. Some suggested solutions

And from Chapter 2: 7,8,9,10.

And from Chapter 3: 1-7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21. Suggested solutions to Chapter 2 and 3

From Chapter 4: 1, (2, 3, 4, 5), 10, 16, 17

From Ch. 5: 2,5,7,8,9,16,17,18,19 (lots of calculations), 20

More solutions from Chapter 1 to Chapter 5 here.


There will be an oral exam (about 45 mins per student). Date to be decided.

2019-01-08, Jarle Tufto