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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:54 pm
by CWStudies
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Species presence/absence is a fundamental concept used in many areas of ecology (e.g., species distributions, habitat modeling, monitoring, and metapopulation studies), however imperfect detection can lead to false absences. Unaccounted for false absences can lead to misleading inferences about patterns and dynamics of species occurrence and the factors that influence them. We will learn methods for accounting for imperfect detection with species detection/non-detection data, and also discuss important study design considerations. Exercises are completed using Program PRESENCE and R.


DETAILS: https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.or ... ncy-online

DATES: August 3-7, 2020 with an option for a one-on-one appointment with the instructor following the course (August 10-14)

FORMAT: Students will take the course at their own pace over a 10-day period. The course is divided into discrete competency-based modules composed of pre-recorded lecture material and hands-on exercises. Students will interact with each other and the instructor by email, online discussion threads, and live Q&A. Each student will also have the opportunity over 10 days to meet with the instructor via video consultation to discuss course materials or their individual datasets.

CREDIT: 1.0 semester credit (0.3 College of the Atlantic credit); 25.5 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal program and Category I of the Professional Development Certificate program. Credit can also be used to earn an Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist certification through The Wildlife Society.

Center for Wildlife Studies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote wildlife conservation and education worldwide through research and specialized training.