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  1. Methods and techniques applied on avian studies: short field course in Central Argentina When: November 11th to 15th. Where: Los Hornillos, Cordoba province, Argentina. https://goo.gl/maps/dkG3KrqgG95gjuUo9 Cost: $6000 Argentine pesos. The price includes transportation from Cordoba city, 4 meals and the use of the camping facilities. Participants should provide their own tent. + Info and program : https://forms.gle/NEK5idWSTWT3HXrw5 ornitologiadecampo@gmail.com
  2. Overview: This training program targets students with interest in wildlife handling, zoology, or veterinary science. Students will participate in annual capture and release programs focused on nonhuman primates, bats, birds, and small to medium size terrestrial mammals (rodents, marsupials, armadillos, tayras) in southeastern Peru. Participants will work alongside several wildlife biologists and veterinarians obtaining opportunities to handle a variety of mammalian and avian species, gaining valuable knowledge of their biology, learning to record morphometrics, collecting and processing a vari
  3. The Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society, in cooperation with Castleton University and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be hosting our 11th annual 2-week Wildlife Field Course in Castleton, Vermont, May 19-June 1, 2019. Please visit the course website for details and application materials: http://wildlife.org/ne-section/about/student-field-course/ The course fee is $950 and includes 3 undergraduate or graduate credits through Castleton University and room and board for the 2 weeks. The course is housed at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Departmen
  4. Registration is open for Transmitting Science course “Introduction to Bayesian Inference in Practice”, May 6th-10th, 2019, Barcelona (Spain). Instructors: Dr. Daniele Silvestro (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Tobias Hofmann (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) Course overview Bayesian methods have become standard practice in several fields, (e.g. phylogenetic inference, evolutionary (paleo)biology, genomics), yet understanding how this Bayesian machinery works is not always trivial. The instructor will outline the relevant concepts and basic theory, but the focus
  5. WINTER COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT (Jan. 4-24, 2019) TROPICAL RAINFOREST CANOPY ACCESS TECHNIQUES (CAT W-19) COURSE LOCATION: Bocas del Toro Biological Station, Boca del Drago, Isla Colon, Republic of Panama. The biological station is located on a hill facing the Caribbean Sea. Coral reef and seagrass ecosystems lie out in front of the station and lowland tropical rain forests lie directly behind. This juxtaposition of the two most biologically diverse ecosystems provides tremendous opportunities for education and research. See: http://www.itec-edu.org/ for details. INSTRUCTOR: Bill M
  6. Agency: PR statistics Location: Glasgow Scotland Course cost: £520 Dates: 10/15/2018-10/19/2018 https://www.prstatistics.com/ Applied Bayesian modelling for ecologists and epidemiologists (ABME04) This course will be delivered by Matt Denwood in Glasgow City Centre from 15th - 19th October 2018. https://www.prstatistics.com/course/applied-bayesian-modelling-for-ecologists-and-epidemiologists-abme04/ Please feel free to share anywhere you see fit. Course Overview: This application-driven course will provide a founding in the basic theory & practice of Bayesian
  7. Introductory and advanced occupancy modeling courses | Oct. 2018, VA, USA Beginner/intermediate course: 15-19 October 2018 Advanced course: 22-26 October 2018 Occupancy models are a suite of methods that have been developed for examining the patterns and dynamics of species occurrence (e.g., presence/absence) across a region of interest, particularly while account for the imperfect detection of species. They may be used in a wide range of ecological applications, from simply providing a monitoring metric, to investigating relationships between the distribution of a species with env
  8. Transmitting Science is offering a new course: “Introduction to Photogrammetry and Laser Scan”, which will be held in Barcelona province from May 21st to 25th, 2018. Instructors: Dr. Heinrich Mallison (Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity,Germany) Dr. Josep Fortuny (Institut Català de Paleontologia M. C., Spain) Sergio Llácer (Institut Català de Paleontologia M. C ., Spain) This course is addressed to researchers and technicians who routinely work with complex biological structures (specimens) and need to digitise their samples for different reasons, such as digi
  9. Humboldt State University will conduct our sixth annual summer short course on individual-based (agent-based) modeling, July 18-22, 2016. The course is intended primarily for university faculty interested in teaching their own modeling courses, but we also encourage participants interested mainly in research applications. The course will be based on the textbook "Agent-based and Individual-based Modeling: A Practical Introduction" by Railsback and Grimm: http://www.railsback-grimm-abm-book.com/ and led by Steve Railsback, Volker Grimm, and Steve Lytinen. The course's main goal will be to intr
  10. Modelling Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence Darryl I. MacKenzie Date: 24-28 August 2015 Venue: University of Guelph, Guelph Course Fee: CAD$800 before 1 Aug; CAD$850 thereafter The presence or absence of a species across a set of landscape units is a fundamental concept widely used in ecology (e.g., species range or distribution, epidemiology, habitat modelling, resource selection probability functions, as a monitoring metric, metapopulation studies, biodiversity and species co-occurrence). An important sampling issue, however, is that a species may not always be detected when pres
  11. Multivariate Analysis for Community Ecologists using PC-ORD 2.5-day WORKSHOP (must attend in person) will be held Tuesday-Thursday 11-13 August 2015 (~08:30-16:30) at The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, AB, Canada More information about this and future courses can be found at: http://ecosystems.psu.edu/research/labs/silviculture/pc-ord To receive registration instructions, ask specific questions, or be placed on a mailing list for future course announcements, contact Jeri Peck at Penn State: peckj@psu.edu
  12. Studying abroad couldn’t be easier than English-speaking Belize, Central America. The Institute for Sustainable International Studies, ISIS Belize, is known for great field courses which give students plenty of practical experience in areas which are hard to find in North America and Canada. Over the winter break or during the J Term, ISIS delivers two week intensive field courses in two sections: Section A -December 26 – January 7 Section B -January 7 – 18 Ornithology in the Tropics: Birds of Belize Tropical Forests: The Management and Conservation of Biodiversity Wildlife Ecology
  13. Are you: - A wildlife professional looking to expand your research skills to include migratory birds? - A recent college graduate looking to obtain professional skills to help you get into grad school or begin a career in natural resources and conservation? - Beginning a graduate degree studying birds, but lack field and lab experience needed for your thesis/dissertation? If the answer is yes, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, in conjunction with the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (http://SMconservation.gmu.edu) have a solution for you. We are excited to announce a new intens
  14. OTS is offering several graduate level courses for 2015. All are accredited courses, meaning students that participate will receive academic credit. OTS is a consortium of over 50 universities worldwide so credits from our courses are recognized by all the member institutions (http://bit.ly/1078fLg). The course catalog can be found here http://bit.ly/1nl5E8k Courses offered for 2015: An Introduction to Tropical Ecology: Coordinator: Jane Zelikova Course duration: 4 weeks (December 29, 2014 - January 24. 2015) Deadline: September 30, 2014 Credits: 4.0 Tropical Ferns and Lycophytes: Coord
  15. Avian & Reptile Diagnostic Endoscopy Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Sunday, December 7, 2014 UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Athens, Georgia One of the internationally acclaimed endoscopy training programs from the University of Georgia, this 15-hour continuing education course is designed to teach the theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in birds and reptiles. Whether you are a private practitioner, zoo/aquarium/wildlife veterinarian, or researcher this course will train you to perform minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures including biopsy techniques. This is a
  16. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center Training Announcement Designing a Biological Monitoring Program: Concepts and Examples CLM2151 Date: September 15 – 19, 2014 Location: NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV Length: 4.5 days Tuition: Tuition for FWS, NPS, and BLM is prepaid. For participants from other agencies and organizations, there is a tuition charge of $995. Availability: Course is offered once per year. Course Description: Designing a monitoring program with clear objectives that is also statistically defensible and cost-effective is challenging. This
  17. This is to inform you that registration for a course entitled "Species distributions models: concepts, methods, applications and challenges", is still open. The deadline is June, 15th, 2014. The course aims to introduce the fundamental concepts underpinning ecological niche models (ENMs), describe the methods currently in use, and discuss the strengths and limitations of ENMs for different applications. We also plan to have specialized seminars introducing emerging concepts and next-generation approaches for modelling species distributions. The course gives equal weight to theory and applicat
  18. Dear colleagues, These two courses might be of interest to some of the list members: - "INTRODUCTION TO R, Third edition ", September 1-4, 2014 (38 hours on-site). Instructors: Dr. Klaus Langohr (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain) and Dr. Joan Valls (Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida, Spain). More info: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/intro-r/ - "LINEAR MODELS WITH R", September 15-19, 2014 (30 hours on-site). Instructors: Dr. Joan Valls (Biomedical Research Institute of Lleida, Spain) and Dr. Llorenç Badiella (UAB, Spain). More info:
  19. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, in conjunction with the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (http://SMconservation.gmu.edu), are excited to announce a new intensive two week course in Front Royal, VA, USA: Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds. The course builds on the expertise of the Migratory Bird Center incorporating concepts surrounding the ecology and evolution of migration, migratory connectivity, breeding and non-breeding life history, population dynamics, and the ecological services that migratory birds provide. This course is designed to capitalize on this experti
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