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This full day workshop will provide participants with basic knowledge and skills necessary to use Marxan for conservation planning.
This full day workshop will introduce participants to the R software environment and provide some basic training on using R for simple statistical analyses.
Species distribution models (SDM) help us to understand and predict the distribution of species, informing both basic and applied biodiversity research.will include a mix of lectures, pracs and demonstrations, and emphasise underlying principles of SDMs, good practice in their application, and how to think about what you want to do vs what your data will allow. The course includes teaching (lectures and pracs) on two specific methods, Maxent and generalised linear models (GLMs).
This workshop will introduce the basic concepts and approaches to spatial conservation planning.
The workshop will cover some practical advice for writing effective grant proposals for research and conservation projects.
Useful tips and tricks for designing posters that engage audience attention and leave a lasting positive impression.
Conservation managers have to make difficult decisions about how they allocate their time and money, whether it be at the scale of a single national park or an entire country. In this workshop we will discuss a variety of ways of formulating conservation problems and solving then using very simple decision science tools: rule–based, scoring, cost-effectiveness, multi-criteria decision analysis etc. Each will be discussed using examples in an interactive format.
This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to decision theory and its applications in environmental decision-making.
This half day workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts in GIS and its potential applications.
This workshop will discuss ways of prioritising conservation projects to get the best outcomes within limited budgets
This workshop is an opportunity for conference participants to think about conservation science research from a creative perspective through a facilitated open space workshop focusing on the conservation-art interface. Students will be encouraged to think about how an emotional and artistic response to scientific research could more effectively engage the public with conservation issues and encourage behaviour change.
This workshop will focus on creating and delivering effective oral presentations for scientific/academic conferences.
Workshop participants will be introduced to various approaches in engaging and establishing productive working relationships with NGO's involved in conservation projects.
Social considerations are critical to ensure conservation decisions are effectively implemented and adequately address impacts of conservation initiatives on people. In this short course we will highlight the contribution of different social science theories to conservation decisions.
This workshop will be an introduction to new techniques developed for Marxan. Attendance would particularly suit those who have some experience with Marxan and some experience with R.