1121NCTC Course Announcement: Designing and Implementing a Biological Monitoring Program
- Jun 29, 2010
For those of you bee biologists working on Monitoring programs. I would recommend this course. ....
I will be one of the course leaders too, so as a bonus I will be collecting bees and setting traps...as always.
P Bees are not optional.
July 16 is the deadline for course registration. Thanks!
NCTC Course Announcement: Designing and Implementing a Biological Monitoring Program
Establishing a statistically appropriate, cost-effective, and biologically meaningful monitoring program is surprisingly complex and not often achieved. This course addresses all the diverse elements of designing and implementing a monitoring program for the conservation and management of biological resources and their habitats. Participants will acquire a big picture conceptual framework for monitoring, including knowing when monitoring is needed and what defines a defensible monitoring program that supports decision making. Participants will learn about sampling designs, the basic principles of data collection, and statistical models used to interpret long-term data, with examples that address a range of management objectives and resource decisions. The challenge of monitoring within a management context is emphasized, with a focus on identifying clear objectives and evaluating progress towards those objectives.
Who should attend: Biologists and managers who are engaged in developing, conducting, supervising, or evaluating biological monitoring programs. Participants should have a basic understanding of statistics equivalent to an introductory undergraduate course.
Sam Droege sdroege@...
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
"If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment"
- Baron Ernest Rutherford