13 Dec 16 Dec 2021
POSTPONED - March 2022 (to be confirmed) - CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal (Online & Face-to-face)
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QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATION OF WILDLIFE POPULATION PARAMETERS II

QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATION OF WILDLIFE POPULATION PARAMETERS II

POSTPONED - March 2022 (to be confirmed) - CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal (Online & Face-to-face)

Statistical applications and tools in quantitative ecology are growing rapidly.  In this course, we will explore the use of Bayesian statistics for estimating demographic parameters and fitting population models.  In this course, students will learn about Bayesian statistics and work with applications to marked animals, unmarked animals and integrated population models.

PROGRAMME:

I. Introduction to Bayesian inference

  • Theoretical Background
  • Example problems
  • Student exercise in JAGS and R

II.  Open population models with marked animals

  • Cormack-Jolly-Seber Models
  • Multi-state models
  • Abundance models
  • Student exercise in JAGS and R

III. Closed population models with marked animals

  • Abundance models
  • Spatial capture-recapture

IV. Deeper coverage of Bayesian Inference

  • Model fit
  • Model selection
  • Convergence
  • Student exercise in JAGS and R

V. Integrated Populations Models

  • Building block approach to modeling
  • Model development
  • Integrating scientific hypotheses
  • Student exercises in JAGS and R


SCHEDULE

 9:45am to 17:45pm, lunch between 13:00-14:00


COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Pedro Monterroso | CIBIO-InBIO | CONGEN

Paul M Lukacs | Wildlife Biology Program | University of Montana


INTENDED AUDIENCE

The course will be open to a maximum number of 20 participants.


SELECTION CRITERIA

75% of available student slots are reserved for BIODIV students.
 Priority will be given to:
• 1st year and other PhD students attending the BIODIV Doctoral Program;
• PhD students attending other courses;
• Other post-graduate students and researchers.


REGISTRATION

Participation is free of charge for BIODIV students | 80€ (students) | 150€ (other participants). CIBIO-InBIO members will have an additional discount of 20%
.

Please note the rules apply for all BIODIV students


APPLICATIONS DATES

Registration deadline: March 2022

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