CSP7303 - Spatial Distribution, Movement and Home Range Analysis

Course CodeCSP7303
Course TitleSpatial Distribution, Movement and Home Range Analysis
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

This course will cover specialized Geographic Information system (GIS) tools and techniques used to analyze spatially related biological field data. The class structure consists of lecture modules in the morning and hands-on sessions in the afternoon. Topics will include analyzing animal home ranges and spatial distributions, modeling animal movement patterns and habitat use, using geostatistics to examine spatially autocorrelated data and sampling design. Hands-on sessions will allow students to work with ArcGIS Tracking and Geostatistical Analyst, Home Range Tools for ArcGIS, LoCoH home range software, ADEHABITAT Package for R, Geospatial Modelling Environment (successor to Hawth's Tools) and POPTOOLS for Microsoft Excel. Disclaimer - Mention of any product name, companies or other reference does not imply USFWS or federal endorsement.

College Credit: 2 semester hours.

• Apply GIS and statistical tools on animal point location data sets to evaluate spatial distributions, movement patterns and home ranges
• Use Geostatistical tools to examine spatially autocorrelated data
• Use GIS tools to place sample sites across the landscape, and
• Integrate animal abundance and location data with GIS data layers to evaluate and model resource use.

Target Audience: Biologists, ecologists and GIS professionals. Prerequisites: No formal course prerequisites are required, however it’s highly recommended that you have prior experience using ESRI ArcGIS software and basic statistical data analysis.
Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Instructional Hours40
Primary ContactSO LAN CHING; Phone: (304) 876-7771; Email: so_lan_ching@fws.gov;
Secondary ContactERIC KELCHLIN; Phone: 304.876.7453; Email: eric_kelchlin@fws.gov;
Extracted from DOI LEARN on4/20/2014 4:02:08 AM

Schedule:  CSP7303 - Spatial Distribution, Movement and Home Range Analysis