Fundamentals of Structured Decision Making

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Wildlife and fisheries management are, at their core, decision-making exercises. The field of decision analysis offers a vast set of tools for framing, structuring, solving, implementing, and revisiting decisions, as well as for understanding the frailties of humans and institutions as decision makers. This workshop will outline the fundamentals of […]

Biocultural Conservation and Public Engagement in Wildlife Biology

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Scientists and conservationists are often outsiders in ecosystems and communities where they work. As a consequence, the needs and values of local communities are often overlooked. Problems are exacerbated when scientists cannot effectively communicate their motivations and desired outcomes, or fail to be culturally sensitive, because successful conservation comes from […]

Introduction to continuous-time movement modeling for animal tracking data

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Animal tracking data often come with substantial autocorrelation and location error that render classical analyses invalid and cause differential biases across studies, sites, taxa, and individuals. Continuous-time methods offer a solution to these challenges, but can be conceptually challenging and are often misapplied. This workshop will provide beginners with an […]

Human Dimensions 101: An Introduction to Conservation Social Science

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Calls to integrate social or human factors into wildlife management and conservation actions have become increasingly more common. However, confusion over how, when, and even why to include human dimensions and social science expertise can limit the effectiveness of wildlife management efforts. This workshop will provide an introduction to the […]

Understanding and Communicating Forestry for Wildlife Biologists (insights and answers to your questions from forest wildlife biologists)

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Forests are critical for maintaining wildlife populations and forest management profoundly affects structure, composition, and function of forests. However, there is often a disconnect between wildlife biologists and foresters including understanding forestry practices, terminology, and objectives of forestry/forest management. This disconnect can lead to misperceptions of the role of forestry […]

Multi-species occupancy modeling

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Species occurrence in space is influenced by environmental conditions and the presence and absence of other potentially interacting species.  Recent advancements in multi-species occupancy modeling techniques have allowed scientists to simultaneously evaluate how both environmental factors and interspecific interactions influence the probability a suite of species will occur at a […]

Risk Communication Practices for Wildlife Professionals

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Effective communication skills are integral to managing complex issues at the interface of animal and human health. Yet there are few professional training opportunities for how to communicate about wildlife health issues. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore several key considerations for communicating about wildlife health issues including: navigating […]

Ask a Biometrician

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Got stats questions? This workshop will give participants a chance to ask questions to qualified student or early career biometricians. Each participant will receive a 45-minute one-on-one consulting session to discuss their study system in detail and receive tailored advice from a biometrician. This advice may involve experimental design, conducting […]