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Workshops

 REGISTRATION FOR ALL WORKSHOPS HAS NOW CLOSED


FULL DAY OR 2 DAY WORKSHOPS:

Marxan Introduction [Mr Matthew Watts, University of Queensland]

FULL DAY Monday or Wednesday

This full day workshop will provide participants with basic knowledge and skills necessary to use Marxan for conservation planning.

Basic R [Mr Will Morris, University of Melbourne]

FULL DAY  Monday or Wednesday  - extened - limited space available

This full day workshop will introduce participants to the R software environment and provide some basic training on using R for simple statistical analyses.

Species Distribution Modelling [Dr Jane Elith, University of Melbourne] - CLOSED, NOW FULL

TWO DAYS:  Wednesday & Thursday

Species distribution models (SDM) help us to understand and predict the distribution of species, informing both basic and applied biodiversity research.This 2-full-day SDM workshopwill include a mix of lectures, pracs and demonstrations, and emphasise underlying principles of SDMs, good practice in their application, and how to think about what you want to do vs what your data will allow. The course includes teaching (lectures and pracs) on two specific methods, Maxent and generalised linear models (GLMs).


HALF DAY WORKSHOPS:

Spatial Conservation Planning [Dr Morena Mills, University of Queensland]

Monday or Tuesday morning  - CLOSED, NOW FULL

This workshop will introduce the basic concepts and approaches to spatial conservation planning.

Writing Grant Proposals [Prof Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland]

Monday morning or Tuesday afternoon  - TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLOSED, NOW FULL - MONDAY MORNING ONLY

The workshop will cover some practical advice for writing effective grant proposals for research and conservation projects.

Designing Poster Presentations [Dr Arthur Riedel,University of Queensland]

Monday afternoon

Useful tips and tricks for designing posters that engage audience attention and leave a lasting positive impression.

Decision Science Tools for Conservation  [Prof Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland]  - CLOSED, NOW FULL

Monday afternoon

Conservation managers have to make difficult decisions about how they allocate their time and money, whether it be at the scale of a single national park or an entire country. In this workshop we will discuss a variety of ways of formulating conservation problems and solving then using very simple decision science tools: rule–based, scoring, cost-effectiveness, multi-criteria decision analysis etc. Each will be discussed using examples in an interactive format.

Decision Theory [Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, University of Queensland]

Tuesday morning or afternoon  - CLOSED, NOW FULL

This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to decision theory and its applications in environmental decision-making.

Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) [Dr Hawthorne Beyer, University of Queensland]

 Thursday morning  - TUESDAY MORNING CLOSED, NOW FULL

This half day workshop will introduce participants to the basic concepts in GIS and its potential applications.

Project Prioritisation Protocols [Dr Joseph Bennett & Dr Martina Di Fonzo, University of Queensland]

Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning

This workshop will discuss ways of prioritising conservation projects to get the best outcomes within limited budgets

Creative Conversations About Conservation [Dr Cathy Oke - TippingPoint Australia, DrAscelin Gordon– RMIT &Payal Bal– University of Queensland] - CLOSED, NOW FULL

Tuesday afternoon

This workshop is an opportunity for conference participants to think about conservation science research from a creative perspective through a facilitated open space workshop focusing on the conservation-art interface. Students will be encouraged to think about how an emotional and artistic response to scientific research could more effectively engage the public with conservation issues and encourage behaviour change.

Effective Talks and Presentations [Mr David Salt, Editor, Decision Point Magazine]

Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning

This workshop will focus on creating and delivering effective oral presentations for scientific/academic conferences.

Working with NGO's [Dr Hedley Grantham, Conservation International]  - CLOSED, NOW FULL

Thursday afternoon

Workshop participants will be introduced to various approaches in engaging and establishing productive working relationships with NGO's involved in conservation projects.

Improving Conservation Practice with Social Science Insights [Dr Morena Mills, University of Queensland]

Thursday morning or afternoon

Social considerations are critical to ensure conservation decisions are effectively implemented and adequately address impacts of conservation initiatives on people. In this short course we will highlight the contribution of different social science theories to conservation decisions.

Smoothing the Marxan flow with R [Mr Matthew Watts, University of Queensland]

Thursday afternoon

This workshop will be an introduction to new techniques developed for Marxan. Attendance would particularly suit those who have some experience with Marxan and some experience with R.

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Location

The University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

www.uq.edu.au