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Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees
The course will develop the participant’s skills needed for designing and monitoring species patterns and distribution, and assessing impacts due to management actions or potential changes in the environment. The design aspects used in class will address the ecological and predictive capacity of prospective approaches, with the overall aim of increasing the predictive power of the analyses and reducing the error associated with modeling the environment. The overall goal of the course is to familiarize the participants with the statistical sampling concepts and definitions, and the “where”, “when”, and “how” of sampling. The six primary objectives of the course will include: site selection designs, stratification, panel rotation designs, field methods/techniques and their influences on detectability, status estimation, and trend estimation.
Field, Management, and Research Biologists
The objective of this course is to develop critical monitoring and design skills, based upon reliable analytical techniques that are integrated with statistical sampling theory and field implementation; whereby, participants will be able to assess and monitor 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 IIIB: Environmental Sampling and Monitoring course is Data Analysis II: Ecological Modeling using R - or equivalent college level course work.