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Center for Wildlife Studies

Learning

Scent detection dogs are increasingly used in conservation research to improve the frequency or probability of finding biological samples or focal organisms, including rare or cryptic species. We offer a series of three short courses designed to provide an appreciation for this emerging field, the science behind it, and the benefits of this approach.

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Learning

Bayesian methods for analyzing data are now widely used in ecology and wildlife management. Learn how to use the Bayesian approach which gives you more flexibility in the type of models that you can fit, compared to the classical frequentist approach, as the model is typically specified in the same way that you would write it down mathematically.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 9:00am to Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, September 5, 2022, 11:59pm

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Learning

This class will focus on providing a solid foundation to using specific techniques to answer a broad range of ecological and management-related questions. We emphasize asking good questions, identifying appropriate sampling methods rooted in animal behavior and ecology, and choosing the right analytical techniques.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 9:00am to Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Monday, September 5, 2022, 11:59pm

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Learning

Learn at your own pace a variety of essential quantitative skills in R to be successful in analyzing, presenting, and publishing your research findings.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 9:00am to Sunday, March 26, 2023, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 11:59pm

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Learning

The use of camera traps in wildlife monitoring and research has grown dramatically in recent years as camera trap technology and analytical approaches continue to develop. This course is intended to provide an overview of the use of camera traps in wildlife studies.

Date and Time:

Monday, August 1, 2022, 9:00am to Friday, August 26, 2022, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, July 31, 2022, 11:59pm

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Learning

This course is designed to teach students drone flight operations for the collection, mapping, and analysis of drone imagery taught by Jon Caris and Dr. Kathleen Dunckel on Hurricane Island, ME.

Date and Time:

Monday, August 1, 2022, 9:00am to Friday, August 5, 2022, 6:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 11:59pm

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Learning

This is a 4-day field trip where students will practice nesting protocols and techniques at a key nesting beach in the Yucatán Peninsula taught by Dr. Melania C. López-Castro, Coordinator of the Sea Turtle Conservation Program at Pronatura Península de Yucatán.

Date and Time:

Sunday, July 10, 2022, 9:00am to Friday, July 15, 2022, 6:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 11:59pm

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Learning

An introductory course for students interested in applying GIS as a tool to help answer important questions in the natural sciences, or for those with ArcGIS experience looking to transition to an Open-Source platform.

Date and Time:

Monday, December 5, 2022, 9:00am to Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 11:59pm

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Learning

During this course, students will learn methods for accounting for imperfect detection with species detection/non-detection data and also discuss important study design considerations by instructor, Dr. Darryl MacKenzie.

Date and Time:

Monday, May 2, 2022, 9:00am to Sunday, May 29, 2022, 11:59pm

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, May 1, 2022, 11:59pm

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