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Designing Wildlife Courses to Achieve Desired Competencies

Workshop Advance Registration Required   Courses must be designed very conscientiously to effectively train students to achieve competency in desired skills and knowledge. Fortunately, a substantial body of research on learning exists that can inform instructors on how to design and teach courses. This workshop will introduce participants to these research-supported approaches in course design. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ebird Status and Trends: Working with Modeled Products in R

Workshop Advance Registration Required   The citizen science project eBird has generated a database of over 750 million bird observations, with broad spatial and taxonomic coverage. Over the past 10 years, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has developed machine-learning models using eBird and remote-sensing data to produce high resolution, weekly estimates of range boundaries, occurrence […]

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 […]

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 […]