Occupancy Modeling (Online)


Date and Time:

Monday, August 16, 2021, 9:00am to Monday, August 30, 2021, 5:00pm


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Species presence/absence is a fundamental concept used in many areas of ecology (e.g., species distributions, habitat modeling, monitoring, and metapopulation studies), however imperfect detection can lead to false absences. Unaccounted for false absences can lead to misleading inferences about patterns and dynamics of species occurrence and the factors that influence them. We will learn methods for accounting for imperfect detection with species detection/non-detection data and also discuss important study design considerations. Exercises are completed using Program PRESENCE and R.

DATES: August 16-30, 2021

COST: Early bird fee (ends May 20th): $600 professional / $500 student

CENTER FOR WILDLIFE STUDIES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to promote wildlife conservation and education worldwide through research and specialized training.

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Contact Name:

Jessica Kennelly