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Workshop – Occupancy Modeling

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$15 – $35

Now you see them, now you don’t: using occupancy models for wildlife management

Dan Walsh, University of Montana

Max Capacity (30)

Cost ($35 professional, $15 student) – lunch provided!

In this workshop, participants will learn the statistical underpinnings of occupancy models and how they can be used to answer wildlife management questions. The course will be presented from a Bayesian perspective. We will also provide a laboratory session where participants will be able to gain experience creating and making inference from occupancy models. The workshop will conclude with an open session where participants can work with their own data and be able to ask questions of the instructors.

Requirements: No previous experience with occupancy models are necessary; however base-line knowledge of Program R is expected for the participants to take part in the laboratory work.

Equipment: Each participant will need to bring their own laptop with R (https://www.r-project.org/) and Nimble package (NIMBLE – An R package for programming with BUGS models and compiling parts of R.(r-nimble.org)) already installed and functioning.

Details

Date:
February 6
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$15 – $35
Website:
https://mttws.org/conferences/

Organizer

Brandi Skone
Email
secretary.mttws@gmail.com

Venue

Copper King Resort
4655 Harrison Avenue
Butte, MT 59710 United States
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Phone
406-565-5001
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