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Course Introduction to Ecological Niche Modeling, Nov 19-23, Barcelona (Spain)

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Registration is open for the course Introduction to Ecological Niche Modeling Dates: November 19th-23rd, 2018, Barcelona (Spain) INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Neftalí Sillero (Centro de Investigação em Ciências Geo-Espaciais Portugal). Program and registration: http://bit.ly/intro-niche-modelling-transmitting-science This course will teach you the base theory of ecological niche modelling and its main methodologies. By the end of this 5-day practical course, you will have the capacity to perform ecological niche models and understand their results. You will be able to choose and apply the correct methodology depending in the aim of your study and type of datasets. 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/). Students 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 with Ecospat package. This course is orientated to PhD and MSc students, as well as other students and researchers working on biogeography, spatial ecology, or related disciplines. Requeriments: Basic knowledge in Geographical Information Systems and R statistical package is necessary. PLACE: Capellades, Barcelona (Spain). Organized by Transmitting Science. Places are limited and will be covered by strict registration order. With best regards Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno,PhD. Scientific Director Transmitting Science http://www.transmittingscience.org/

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