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  • Early bird course fee (ends Oct 30): $500 professional / $400 student

  • Regular course fee (after Oct 30): $550 professional / $450 student

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  • 12/05/2022 All day

    Opens on December 5, 2022, and closes on February 26, 2023 (begin anytime)

     

    No instructor support:

    • Early Bird Course Fee: $350 professional / $250 student

    • Regular Course Fee: $400 professional / $300 student

      Instructor support:

    • Early Bird Course Fee: $500 professional / $400 student

    • Regular Course Fee: $550 professional / $450 student

  • 12/05/2022 All day

    Full instructor support

    • Early bird course fee (ends December 5): $500 professional / $400 student

    • Regular course fee (after December 5): $550 professional / $450 student

    No instructor support

    • Early bird course fee (ends December 5): $375 professional / $275 student

    • Regular course fee (after December 5): $400 professional / $300 student

  • 12/05/2022 11:21 AM - 12/05/2022 11:21 AM

    ull instructor support

    • Early bird course fee (ends December 5): $500 professional / $400 student

    • Regular course fee (after December 5): $550 professional / $450 student

    No instructor support

    • Early bird course fee (ends December 5): $375 professional / $275 student

    • Regular course fee (after December 5): $400 professional / $300 student

  • 12/18/2022 All day
    • Early bird course fee (before Dec 18): $550 professional / $450 student

    • Regular course fee (after Dec 18): $600 professional / $500 student

  • 12/19/2022 All day

    DATES: Dec 19, 2022 - Jan 15, 2023

  • 12/31/2022 All day

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    Get started immediately! Course content will be accessible upon enrollment.

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    Registration for this virtual workshop series will remain open through December 31, 2023 at 11:55 pm ET unless notified otherwise.

  • 01/03/2023 12:13 PM - 01/03/2023 12:13 PM

    Opens on January 3, 2022, and closes on March 26, 2023

    INSTRUCTORS: Drs. Gina Himes Boor & Jack Hopkins

  • 02/01/2023 All day

    Dates: Begins March 1, 2023

    A good understanding of sampling and experimental design techniques is vital when planning a research study in ecology and wildlife management. Good design leads to effective use of research money, time and effort, whereas poor design can lead to a study of little use, and hence a waste of these resources. Sampling techniques are useful when planning an observational study, such as a survey, whereas experimental design techniques are of use when planning an experiment. In the sampling modules, we will cover random vs systematic sampling, stratification, hierarchical sampling, use of covariates, trend analysis, and introduce specialized techniques such as capture-mark-recapture and distance sampling. In the experimental design modules, you will learn about randomization, replication and pseudo-replication, controls, blocking, use of covariates, factorial treatments, before-after control-impact (BACI) designs, and trend analysis. In both sections of the course we will show you how to perform power/precision analysis in order to assess what sample sizes might be required for the study to provide useful information.

    You have two options when enrolling in this course:

    (1) Instructor support. Reach out to your instructor over a 1-month period to get help as you work through prerecorded lectures, problem sets, and your own personal work. You then have access to the course for an additional 2 months. Instructor support includes emailing your instructor, accessing live discussion threads, and scheduling one-on-one appointments (Zoom or phone) about course material, your research, datasets from work, etc. You MUST select this option if you want to take the course for academic credit at your home institution or you would like to work with an instructor on a dataset from school or work.

    • Early bird course fee (ends February 1): $500 professional / $400 student

    • Regular course fee (after February 1): $550 professional / $450 student

    (2) No instructor support. Sign up anytime over a 3-month period and learn at your own pace as you work through prerecorded lectures and problem sets. Be aware that at any time during the first month, you may upgrade to receive Instructor support.

    • Early bird course fee (ends February 1): $375 professional / $275 student

    • Regular course fee (after February 1): $400 professional / $300 student

  • 02/01/2023 All day

    Dates: March 1 - May 31, 2023

    Research and management questions often focus on obtaining robust (i.e., unbiased and precise) estimates of various demographic parameters about wildlife populations. Estimates of abundance, density, population growth, state transition rates, and vital rates can provide valuable insights into changes to population status as well as their drivers. Among the most popular and diverse approaches to estimating such parameters includes a suite of sampling and analytical methods known as capture-mark-recapture (or several similar terms). This class will focus on providing a solid foundation to using these techniques to answer a broad range of ecological and management-related questions. We emphasize asking good questions, identifying appropriate sampling methods rooted in animal behavior and ecology, and choosing the right analytical techniques. With these in mind, we will analyze example datasets using both 'canned' (MARK) and command-line software (R) during online lectures and practical exercises.

    You have two options when enrolling in this course:

    (1) Instructor support. Reach out to your instructor over a 1-month period to get help as you work through prerecorded lectures, problem sets, and your own personal work. You then have access to the course for an additional 2 months. Instructor support includes emailing your instructor, accessing live discussion threads, and scheduling one-on-one appointments (Zoom or phone) about course material, your research, datasets from work, etc. You MUST select this option if you want to take the course for academic credit at your home institution or you would like to work with an instructor on a dataset from school or work.

    • Early bird course fee (ends February 1): $500 professional / $400 student

    • Regular course fee (after February 1): $550 professional / $450 student

    (2) No instructor support. Sign up anytime over a 3-month period and learn at your own pace as you work through prerecorded lectures and problem sets. Be aware that at any time during the first month, you may upgrade to receive Instructor support.

    • Early bird course fee (ends February 1): $375 professional / $275 student

    • Regular course fee (after February 1): $400 professional / $300 student

  • 02/01/2023 All day

    Dates: March 1 - May 31, 2023

    Explore techniques and procedures required for spatially explicit data analysis in forest resources, wildlife, and natural resources applications. The course will cover methods in image interpretation, land cover mapping, forest monitoring (change detection), landscape metrics and integration of raster and vector data using QGIS. The first two modules are an introduction to remote sensing and will explore methods for finding the right satellite image, downloading, and processing an image from the internet. The second half of the course explores methods for classifying a multispectral image into land use classes and then assessing the accuracy of that classification. Techniques in image interpretation such as vegetation indices and change detection will also be covered.

    You have two options when enrolling in this course:

    (1)  Instructor support. Reach out to your instructor over a 1-month period to get help as you work through prerecorded lectures, problem sets, and your own personal work. Instructor support includes emailing your instructor, accessing live discussion threads, and scheduling one-on-one appointments (Zoom or phone) about course material, your research, datasets from work, etc. You MUST select this option if you want to take the course for academic credit at your home institution. It is highly RECOMMENDED that you select this option if you would like to work with an instructor on a dataset from school or work.

    • Early bird course fee (ends Feb 1): $550 professional / $450 student

    • Regular course fee (after Feb 1): $600 professional / $500 student

    (2)  NO instructor support. Sign up anytime and learn at your own pace through the fall as you work through prerecorded lectures and problem sets. Be aware that at any time during the first month, you may upgrade to receive Instructor support.

    • Early bird course fee (ends Feb 1): $400 professional / $300 student

    • Regular course fee (after Feb 1): $450 professional / $350 student

  • 02/06/2023 All day

    Dates: March 6 - April 14, 2023 (live meetings on Wednesdays at 1:00 EST)

    Effective science communication has long held the power to reshape our world by driving changes in policy and public opinion. As society struggles with pandemic effects, anthropogenic climate change, and dwindling biodiversity, there is an acute need for scientist–communicators who can effectively convey the spectacular power of research to address these obstacles. In this course, early-career researchers will learn skills for high-impact, immediate engagement with readers, including decision-makers, colleagues, and members of the lay public. Unlike traditional writing courses, this course is focused on capturing audience attention in concrete ways that compel action, using common professional formats such as op-eds, memoranda, press releases, one-pagers, and blog entries. The workshop-driven program also includes instruction on publishing mechanics, covering topics such as pitching your work to editors, establishing an online presence, and achieving proficiency with graphic design fundamentals.

    This online course consists of pre-recorded lectures, each of which has an associated short writing assignment. Students will meet live each week with the instructor for a small-group workshop in which they will share and critique each other’s work.

    • Early bird course fee (ends February 6): $500 professional / $400 student
    • Regular course fee (after February 6): $550 professional / $450 student

  • 03/06/2023 All day

    Dates: March 6-9, 2023

    This immersive 4-day field course is designed to provide students a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience capturing and chemically immobilizing wildlife. Prior to arriving at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC), students will attend an online course to prepare them for their visit. Online lectures will be delivered by Terry Kreeger, author of the Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization, which is internationally recognized as THE text book and field guide to wildlife chemical immobilization. At WSC, participants will participate in a series of interactive labs with some of the most prominent wildlife professionals in the United States. Our ALL-STAR instructors will teach participants about all practical aspects of capture and chemical immobilization, including safe capture techniques, pharmacology, delivery systems, patient monitoring, medical emergencies, and more. Several species will be used as ambassadors for learning, including cougars, black bears, wolves, and elk. YES, you will handle these animals!

    • Course fee: $1800 professional / $1600 student