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Optimizing Landscape Resistance Surfaces Using ResistanceGA

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Understanding how landscape features affect gene flow has implications for numerous fields including conservation biology, epidemiology, and evolutionary and molecular ecology. Despite this importance, objective quantification and assessment of landscape resistance has remained a significant challenge. From its inception, an allure of landscape genetics has been the potential to use […]

How to Speak (And Understand) Forestry for Wildlife Biologists (Everything You Wanted to Know About Forestry but Were Afraid to Ask? Insights From Forest Wildlife Biologists)

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Forests are critical for maintaining wildlife populations and forest management profoundly affects structure 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, particularly on private lands. This disconnect can lead to misperceptions of the […]

Advanced Google Earth Engine for Wildlife Biologists

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a powerful free, online platform for analysis and visualization of geospatial data. GEE has revolutionized the way that the scientific community – including conservationists, environmental scientists and wildlife biologists – use geospatial data. This platform has made petabytes of earth observation data readily available to […]

Introduction to Continuous-Time Movement Modeling for Animal Tracking Data (Tuesday)

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 […]

Geospatial Analysis in R (Wednesday)

Workshop   Advance Registration Required   This workshop will give participants the tools to say farewell to ArcMap/QGIS and do their geospatial workflow entirely within R. We will begin with a general overview of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data, the importance of GIS to wildlife management and conservation, and how R can improve your GIS […]

Introduction to Google Earth Engine for Wildlife Biologists

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a powerful free, online platform for analysis and visualization of geospatial data. GEE has revolutionized the way that the scientific community – including conservationists, environmental scientists and wildlife biologists – use geospatial data. This platform has made petabytes of earth observation data readily available to […]

Introduction to Viewing and Interpreting Bat Acoustic Data

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Acoustic surveys have become a standard part of bat presence/absence surveys and are becoming increasingly used to document long-term regional bat activity trends as part of the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat). While bat detectors are a powerful and non-invasive tool for surveying bat communities, the interpretation of acoustic […]

Geospatial Analysis in R

Workshop Advance Registration Required   This workshop will give participants the tools to say farewell to ArcMap/QGIS and do their geospatial workflow entirely within R. We will begin with a general overview of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data, the importance of GIS to wildlife management and conservation, and how R can improve your GIS efficiency. […]

The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Network? Advancing Understanding of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Symposium   Symposia will be available on-demand on their scheduled date, then again at the conclusion of the conference.   We introduce the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Network (NFWPCAN), a recently established, group of federal, state, tribal, and non-governmental scientists and professionals seeking to facilitate climate change adaptation. The group was born […]