CSP4220 - Data Analysis III(A): Species Distribution Modeling using R

Course CodeCSP4220
Course TitleData Analysis III(A): Species Distribution Modeling using R
DescriptionTUITION FEES: The Cost To Learner displayed in the Course Details is an approximate amount. Please refer to the 'Class Cost to Learner' displayed in the Class Details for the specific class session you wish to attend. Additional information is available at the NCTC website.

Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees

The course will introduce and develop the participants skills needed for species distribution models (SDMs) and habitat maps for conservation planning, using the appropriate classification model or approach needed by the species under investigation. The choice and array of models will address the need for both ecological understanding and spatial predictive capacity, with the aim of increasing the predictive power of the analyses and reduce the error associated with spatial models. The four primary predictive approaches examined during the course will include: linear logistic regression GLM); additive logistic regression (GAM); classification trees (CART); and the Random Forest approach.
Objectives:
The objective of this course is to develop critical modeling skills based upon reliable analytical techniques and integrated with available GIS technology; whereby, participants will be able to assess and map the distribution of plant and animal species based upon both abiotic and biotic attributes of the species and its environment.

The pre-requisite for the Data Analysis IIIA course is Data Analysis II: Ecological Modeling using R or equivalent college level course work.
Target Audience:
Field, Management, and Research Biologists
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Instructional Hours36
Credits/CEUs2.0
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Schedule:  CSP4220 - Data Analysis III(A): Species Distribution Modeling using R