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Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Field Biologists 22 February - 3 May 2017 This ten-week tutor-led ecological statistics course provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principles and methods used by ecologists and field biologists. It will appeal to a variety of practitioners in environmental science and management who want to improve their ability to display ecological data, and to use descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse the results from field surveys. The course introduces students to the use of the following software: QED statistics and R. Full details and to apply: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/data10
Field Techniques for Surveying Birds 15 February – 22 March 2017 Applications are open for this 5 week part-time online course in Field Techniques for Surveying Birds at the University of Oxford. This tutor-led course offers detailed training in passive and non-passive bird surveying techniques, including group-based counts, and transect and aerial surveys, and mist-netting, cannon-netting and tagging as well as bird survey design and reporting results. The course will provide the expertise and essential know-how needed by the skilled practitioner in bird conservation and ecology. As a part-time course, Field Techniques for Surveying Birds is ideal for professional ecological consultants, environmental managers and rangers, research and postgraduate students, and volunteers that are seeking flexible study combined with expert training. The course can be taken from anywhere in the world and is international in its use of case studies and examples. Accredited and non-accredited study options available as well as a discounted student rate. Further details and to apply: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/birds1