Intermediate MARK Workshop | Ames, Iowa

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Intermediate MARK Workshop | Ames, Iowa

Postby cooch » Tue May 16, 2017 4:15 pm

Intermediate MARK Workshop

July 9-14, 2017
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Instructed by Dr. Gary White (program developer)
Register online at
Workshop is limited to the first 35 registrations.

Workshop will consist of a combination of lectures and computer lab exercises to provide basic background to understand the main-stream analyses performed by Program MARK.Participants will learn the basics of parameter estimation with likelihood theory, model selection with Akaike's Information Criterion (AIC), and the binomial and multinomial distributions. The Cormack-Jolly-Seber (CJS) mark-recapture, band (tag or ring) recovery, known fate, and closed captures models will be covered in detail.Use of covariates, including individual covariates, will be covered with the closed capture models.

Clientele for this workshop are biologists and graduate students that have some or limited prior experience with Program MARK. The content is aimed at providing the participants with a solid background in the philosophy, theory, and analysis of data from marked animals.This is not a workshop for beginners to this subject.

Please email Dr. Michael Weber ( if you have any questions.
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