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Ecological niche modelling using R (ENMR01)

16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

£260.00 - £510.00

Course Overview:

The course will cover the base theory of ecological niche modelling and its main methodologies. By the end of this 5-day practical course, attendees will have the capacity to perform ecological niche models and understand their results, as well as to choose and apply the correct methodology depending on the aim of their type of study and data.

Ecological niche, species distribution, habitat distribution, or climatic envelope models are different names for similar mechanistic or correlative models, empirical or mathematical approaches to the ecological niche of a species, where different types of ecogeographical variables (environmental, topographical, human) are related with a species physiological data or geographical locations, in order to identify the factors limiting and defining the species’ niche. ENMs have become popular due to the need for efficiency in the design and implementation of conservation management.

The course will be mainly practical, with some theoretical lectures. All modelling processes and calculations will be performed with R, the free software environment for statistical computing and graphics (http://www.r-project.org/). Attendees will learn to use modelling algorithms like Maxent, Bioclim, Domain, and logistic regressions, and R packages for computing ENMs like Dismo and Biomod2. Also, students will learn to compare different ecological niche models using the Ecospat package.

Intended Audience

This course is orientated to PhD and MSc students, as well as persons in researcher or industry working on biogeography, spatial ecology, or related disciplines.

Venue – SCENEGoogle mapDirections
Availability – 24 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3ECT’s
Language – English

Packages

We offer COURSE ONLY and ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES;
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – 
Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 15th October and departure Friday 20th October PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

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Dr. Neftalí Sillero

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Dr. Oliver Hooker

Teaching Format
Course Programme

Details

Start:
16 October 2017
End:
20 October 2017
Cost:
£260.00 - £510.00

Venue

SCENE
Loch Lomond, Rowardennan,
Glasgow, Scotland, G63 0AW, United Kingdom
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Phone:
01360 870271

Tickets

Out of stock!ENMR01 ‘COURSE ONLY’ First 8 places£410.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 1-8 (First 8 places) £410.00 (INC VAT@20%)
Out of stock!ENMR01 ‘COURSE ONLY’ Second 8 places£460.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 9-16 (Second 8 places) £460.00 (INC VAT@20%)
5 available
ENMR01 ‘COURSE ONLY' Final 8 places£510.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 17-24 (Final 8 places) £510.00 (INC VAT@20%)
16 available
ENMR01 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£260.00‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE' Places 1-24 £260.00 (INC VAT@0%)