Advanced MARK Workshop
August 5-8, 2013
CSU - Ft. Collins, CO
Description: This workshop should not be confused with a beginner or intermediate MARK workshop. Knowledge of, and experience in using, Program MARK is assumed. Attendees should have previous MARK experience through a class or workshop. Attendees should have some level of mastery of the topics in Chapters 1-7 of “Program MARK – a Gentle Introduction” as well as familiarity with numerous mark-recapture models. Attendees should use Program MARK regularly. This workshop will focus on topics and models that are not well covered in beginner and intermediate workshops and/or that are not well documented in terms of application. Below is a tentative list of topics that will be covered, with the names of major presenters.
Advanced Occupancy Modeling (Larissa Bailey)
Advanced Multi-state Modeling (Bill Kendall)
Variance Components and MCMC (Evan Cooch & Ken Burnham)
Mark Resight Models (Brett McClintock)
Accommodating and Estimating Heterogeneity (mixture models, individual random effects) (Gary White & Evan Cooch)
Density Estimation (Jake Ivan & Gary White)
Open Model Estimation (Gary White & Bill Kendall)
R-Mark (Brett Collier)
Format of the workshop will be a combination of lectures and computer lab exercises (participants will be expected to bring their own laptop computers). The workshop would start on Monday morning, August 5, 2013, and end Thursday late afternoon (with some time during Friday afternoon to address specific user questions for people who are able to stay). Evening sessions would be provided as needed to elaborate on any material, but will be convened on demand only.
Cost: Projected cost for the workshop will be $700 per person. This does not include costs for travel to/from Ft. Collins, or local hotel accommodations.
For further details (as they develop), see http://www.phidot.org/advanced-workshop/