Geospatial Modeling with QGIS and R Online Course

Center for Wildlife Studies
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Analyses of wildlife home range and habitat use are used in wildlife-focused disciplines to inform population and habitat management practices. The geographical space used by animals is largely driven by habitat selection, where habitat can be described by spatially explicit site factors (e.g., land cover). Geospatial modeling is the process of synthesizing geographically referenced field measurements and spatial data layers representing those site factors. In this course, we will process raw point location data, estimate home ranges, and conduct habitat assessments using raster land cover data and the open-source software applications QGIS and R. FORMAT & DATES: This is a 1-credit equivalent academic course (16 contact hrs + additional work) where you learn at your own pace. January 3, 2023 - February 26, 2023 (enroll anytime) 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 month with less consistent support. 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. (2) NO instructor support. Sign up anytime over a 2-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. PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Kathleen Dunckel COST: Instructor support Early bird course fee (ends Nov 27th): $550 professional / $450 student Regular course fee (after Nov 27th): $600 professional / $500 student No instructor support Early bird course fee (ends Nov 27th): $400 professional / $300 student Regular course fee (after Nov 27th): $450 professional / $350 student ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: ESA and TWS Continuing Education Credit: included for FREE Contact us about group rates and private training options
PREREQUISITES: Introductory training or experience in R (e.g., R Boot Camp for Ecologists and Wildlife Biologists) and QGIS (e.g., Introduction to QGIS) is necessary.
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