A short course on spatially explicit capture–recapture methods will be offered at the Arthur Rylah Institute in Melbourne on 8–17 May 2017 (instructors Murray Efford, Joanne Potts and Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita).
The course aims to give participants a practical understanding of SECR and its applications through the experience of fitting models with the R package ‘secr’. Topics to be covered include
- concepts and assumptions underlying SECR
- data preparation and checking
- model fitting and evaluation
- study design
Advanced topics will be included on request. Participants should have some experience of capture–recapture methods and be confident users of R. Time will be allocated for attendees to work on their own data or with example data provided.
For more details see http://www.otago.ac.nz/density/MelbourneWorkshop.html.