Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology

Submitted by jhall on Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:50
Dates: March 11 – 22, 2019
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA.

A two-week intensive residential experience for graduate students and professionals on quantitative methods for ecological research and conservation science.

What You'll Study

  • Importing and formatting data to achieve meaningful statistical analysis
  • Exploring, describing, and manipulating data sets to identify strengths and work around weaknesses
  • Selecting regression framework based on the type of data and research objectives
  • Understanding statistical methods, assumptions, limits, and applications
  • Performing model selection and testing for model fit and performance
  • Understanding, interpreting, visualizing, and presenting results with associated uncertainties

Participants must be familiar with basics of programming in R either independently or with the help of pre-course assignments.

Please note that this is not a Registry course. Please see the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation website for details (click here).