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Ecological niche modelling using R (ENMR03)

11th March 2019 - 15th March 2019

£275.00 - £480.00

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 – PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google Map
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, welcome dinner Monday evening, farewell dinner Thursday evening, refreshments and accommodation. Self catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approx. a 6 minute walk form the PR statistics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms.
Arrival Sunday 10th March (after 5pm) and departure Friday 15th March (accommodation must be vacated by 9am).

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

 

Teaching Format
Course Programme
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Details

Start:
11th March 2019
End:
15th March 2019
Cost:
£275.00 - £480.00

Venue

PR statistics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
07966500340
Website:
www.prstatistics.com

Tickets

20 available
ENMR03 'COURSE ONLY'£480.00‘COURSE ONLY’ (INC VAT@20%) Places 1-24
24 available
ENMR03 'ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£275.00‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE' (INC VAT@20%) Places 1-24