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Cursos de conservació, a l'Smithsonian
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Programa de cursos de conservació 2011
Smithsonian Institution, Washington

Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program 2011
(NZP-SCBI Training)

Graduate/Professional Training Courses

Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program, Front Royal, VA

For more information, visit http://conservationtraining.si.edu

or e-mail SCBItraining@si.edu

Conservation Conflict Resolution
January 10-19, 2011
Designed and led by the Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC), this course teaches proven skills, strategies and processes for effectively addressing conservation-related conflict. By analyzing conflicts to determine root causes and facilitate appropriate resolution processes, we foster trust among stakeholders and ensure sustainable solutions.

Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology
February 7-18, 2011
Gain in-depth knowledge of analysis techniques for cutting-edge ecological research, employing R, including: classical regression models; mixed models; generalized linear models; generalized additive models; and conservation-specific approaches, e.g. distance sampling and species distribution modeling. The course emphasizes real-world analysis and how to deal with the limitations of real datasets.

Spatial Ecology, Geospatial Analysis & Remote Sensing
March 14-25, 2011
Learn to use GIS tools to address conservation research problems, quantifying effects of human-induced global change on wildlife and biodiversity. Hands-on lab exercises (e.g. land cover mapping; home range analysis; modeling habitat selection; mapping species distributions) use remote sensing data and SCBI field surveys to monitor global changes, assess impacts on wildlife, and develop mitigating strategies.

Species Monitoring & Conservation: Terrestrial Mammals

April 18-29, 2011
Explore current techniques in assessment and monitoring of wild mammal populations, including bats. Participants learn principles of study design; current field assessment methods; data analysis techniques including MARK and DISTANCE software; application of monitoring data to decision-making and population management; and collection and preparation of museum voucher specimens.

Effective Conservation Leadership

May 3-13, 2011
What makes for a successful conservation leader? Conservation professionals need to know more than science to lead effectively. Employing real-life environmental and conservation case studies, this course addresses key conservation leadership skills, including cross-cultural learning, team-building and support, project management, applied conservation ethics, effective communication, and conflict resolution.

For information on the Applied Conservation Science Graduate Certificate see:

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