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AniMove at SCBI on ctmm
February 11, 2019 - February 15, 2019
The AniMove “statistics for animal tracking data” at Smithsonian is a 5 day professional training course, that targets students, researchers and conservation practitioners that have collected animal relocation data and want to learn how to analyze these data using specifically continuous time movement models (ctmm). Course participants will have the opportunity to apply learned techniques to their own data during the course.
This one week course provides a set of accessible statistical tools for analyzing animal tracking data. The course is aimed at beginners to tracking data analysis and does not assume familiarity with movement modeling or with advanced statistics or mathematics. Emphasis is placed on understanding and interpreting the analyses in biological terms, and linking analyses to ecological questions. The course is divided into core modules using the graphical ctmmweb software, advanced modules using the ctmm package in R, and a 2-day research project supported by the instructors. After the course, students will be individually reimbursed for the course fee and the dining and housing package fees. Other expenses, including travel to the Washington DC area, will not be reimbursed.