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Species Distribution Modeling using R (SDMR02)

27 July 2020 - 30 July 2020

£220.00 – £490.00

Course Overview:

If you are interested in gaining the introductory knowledge required to work with SDMs, whether you be a student, postdoc, or practicing scientist, this course is for you.This four-day course will provide participants with the background knowledge and skills needed to get started in the use of species distribution models (SDMs) for applied and basic research. The course will focus on (1) the preparation of required spatial datasets (biological observations and environmental predictors); (2) practical considerations in the development, application, and interpretation of SDMs; and (3) fitting and evaluating SDMs using different statistical approaches – all using R.

Using a combination of lectures, coding exercises in R, and case studies, participants will learn to:

  • Understand background theory and model assumptions
  • Identify, manipulate and prepare spatial datasets for SDMs
  • Fit, interpret, and evaluate SDMs using several statistical methods (e.g., Maxent, Mahalanobis distance, generalized linear models, boosted regression trees)
  • Project SDMs to predict climate change impacts, etc.

The course is entirely R-based and while techniques of working with spatial data in R will be covered in detail, prior experience with R is highly recommended. If you are new to R, this course will be of most use to you if you work through a few tutorials to understand the basics of R programming before the start of the course. Students are highly encouraged to bring their own data sets, but this is not required for participation.

Course material will be presented by Matt Fitzpatrick who has published broadly in the use of SDMs for applied and basic science.

Intended Audience

Any researchers (PhD and MSc students, postdocs, primary investigators) and management and environmental professionals in government and industry interested in the use of SDMs for conservation, biogeography, spatial ecology, or related disciplines.

Venue – PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google map

Availability – 20 places

Duration – 4 days

Contact hours – Approx. 42 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’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, refreshments and welcome dinner Monday evening. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3- 4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday the 26th July (between 17:00-21:00) and departure Thursday 30th July (accommodation must be vacated by 09:15am).

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

PLEASE READ – 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 a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees (and accommodation fees if booked through PR statistics) will be credited. However, PR statistics will not be held responsible/liable for any travel fees, accommodation costs or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation. Because of this PR statistics strongly recommends any travel and accommodation that is booked by you or your institute is refundable/flexible and to delay booking your travel and accommodation as close the course start date as economical viable.

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Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick

 

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Details

Start:
27 July 2020
End:
30 July 2020
Cost:
£220.00 – £490.00

Venue

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

Tickets

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SDMR02 COURSE ONLY £490.00 (INC VAT@20%)
£ 490.00
20 available
SDMR02 ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE £220.00 (INC. VAT@20%)
£ 220.00
15 available