Andy Royle (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center)
Richard Chandler (University of Georgia)
Date: 12-15 July 2016 (4 days)
Location: Athens, Georgia
This course will introduce key models used in the analysis of spatially-explicit capture-recapture data, following closely material from the book “Spatial Capture-Recapture” (Elsevier, 2014). Participants will learn how to estimate population parameters and model spatial and temporal variation in density and vital rates using a variety of data types, including data from camera traps, hair snares, live traps, and mist-nets. Models to be covered include closed and open population models, models of landscape resistance, mark-resight models, and integrated population models. Software coverage will include the R packages “secr” and “oSCR” as well as JAGS and WinBUGS.
This is an intermediate-level workshop with topical lectures followed by work sessions where we analyze data and solve exercises. Participants should have: (1) good working knowledge of modern regression methods (regression, ANOVA, generalized linear models, random effects); (2) experience analyzing data in R; (3) familiarity with using WinBUGS or JAGS; (4) knowledge of basic capture-recapture concepts and methods. E.g., the Otis et al. monograph, Pollock’s Robust Design, distance sampling.
People must bring laptop with a recent version of R, WinBUGS and/or JAGS installed and functional
USD$550 (normal rate), USD$350 (student rate), which includes lunch, refreshment breaks, and instructional materials
Registration information and additional information about the workshop can be found here: http://conted.warnell.uga.edu/courses/cap-recap2016