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Subject: Estimating Animal Abundance and Occupancy (July, 2019 at SMSC)

Application Deadline Approaching (April 29, 2019)

The course is designed to provide a strong theoretical and analytical background to both graduate students and professionals in distance sampling, mark-recapture, and occupancy modeling techniques. All three techniques are aimed at addressing detection probability concerns associated with most animal sampling techniques and are commonly used by researchers and population managers around the globe. Each of the three analytical frameworks will be taught in 3-4 day modules, each covering a range of modeling approaches and tools, both basic and advanced, with additional focus on study design recommendations. All analytical work will be done in the R environment with a range of relevant packages, and practical exercises will focus on the use of real field data. Time will be made available for consultation with instructors about one's own data and research. The course is taught by Brittany Mosher, Jim Hines, Paul Lukacs and Joe Kolowski.

The course is held at the campus of the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, in Front Royal, VA, USA from July 8-19, 2019. It confers Continuing Education Credits and can also be taken for graduate credit for eligible applicants. Go to the course webpage HERE to review cost, instructors, and what's included. Email SCBITraining@si.edu with any questions after reviewing the webpage.

Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation <SCBITraining@si.edu>
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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