Melanie Colón Posted May 13, 2015 Share Posted May 13, 2015 The Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) is pleasedto announce THREE capacity-building workshops in quantitative methodsthat will be held before and after the 2015 annual meeting held inHonolulu, Hawaii, USA (meeting dates July 12-16th, 2015).All three courses are US$220 per head, EXCLUDING travel andaccommodation. The courses will be held on the campus of the University of Hawaii Manoain St. John Hall. A campus meal card will be provided for participantsfor refreshments and lunches.Affordable accommodation is available at the University of Hawaii East-West center ($32 - 80 per night depending on room type: sgl/dbl/studio).Contact Clifford Morden (email@example.com) for more details and tobook accommodation.Some scholarships are available to support student travel to theconference and workshops. Conference participants are encouraged toparticipate in the mentoring scheme that supports early careerscientists.Participants must bring their own laptops. For specific questions aboutindividual workshops, please contact the relevant course instructor.1) Basic statistics (July 7 – 11, 2015)Instructor: Dr Kyle Tomlinson (Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens,China, firstname.lastname@example.org).This is an intensive five-day course based on the open source program R,which is introduced to course participants at the beginning of thecourse and used throughout. The course covers simple univariatestatistics and experimental design. At the end students will be able toidentify what type of univariate analysis is appropriate given thecharacteristics of data being analysed and be able to run the analysesin R. 2) Advanced statistics (July 6 – 11, 2015)Instructor: Dr Robert Bagchi (University of Connecticut, USA,email@example.com).This six-day intensive course will focus on fitting multi-level modelsin R. Instruction will involve a combination of lectures and classactivities, including extensive analysis of real and simulated datasets. Participants will learn how to decide on an analytical approach,fit and understand multi-level models, make robust inferences andpresent results of analyses in publications.3) Fundamentals of GIS for ecology and species distribution modelling(July 17 – 21, 2015)Instructor: Dr Alice Hughes (Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens,China, firstname.lastname@example.org).The workshop aims to: A). Train students in fundamental GIS tools andtechniques using a number of different software programs; B). Teachstudents to design and implement studies using GIS techniques, and avoidpotential biases; C). Discuss various predictive modeling techniques tospatially project species distributions under present and changingconditions and: D). Use various approaches and spatial statistics tointerpret and analyse the results.More details on all three courses are available athttp://www.atbc2015.org/#!registration/ch2t(scroll down to Training Workshops). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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