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Training Offered

  • Harnessing Raptors with Transmitters. 1/2 day workshop held at the 2017 meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation. Instructed students in types of transmitters used in research and methods to attach them to raptors. (Clint Boal November 2017)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid (Clint Boal October 2017)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making (ALC 3171) held at the National Conservation Training Center. (Clint Boal August 2017)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid (Clint Boal June 2017)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid (Clint Boal June 2017)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Raymond Carthy February 2017)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. (Kevin Pope, Christopher Chizinski, Steven Chipps May 2017)
  • Introduction to Fish Bioenergetics 4.0 -- a new, R-based software package that we developed (Steven Chipps February 2017)
  • US Dept. of Interior Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (Cecil Jennings, Don Dennerline August 2017)
  • US Dept. of Interior Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (Cecil Jennings, Don Dennerline May 2017)
  • Species Distribution Modelling Using R
    The course covers major parametric, semi- and non-parametric models currently used in species distribution models (SDM), ranging from GLMs to GAMs to Random Forests / Boosted Regression Trees. Course also covers design issues, principally those related to (i) presence only vs. true presence-absence data, and (ii) sample frame issues leading to grossly unbalanced training data (i.e., prevalence) and their effects on model output. Exercise data ranges from plants to animals, rare to common species, and small to large extents.
    (Thomas Edwards July 2017)
  • graphR - Basic Graphing in R
    Basics of graphing in R, with an emphasis on the creation of publication-quality graphs for journals. Five Modules on (i) plot layouts, (ii) saving graphics output, (iii) plot size and resolution, (iv) plot axes, symbols and lines, and (v) six basic graphs in R. Nine exercises associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards February 2017)
  • gisR – Basic Geographic Information Systems Analysis
    Covers common GIS data manipulations and analyses using raster-based, and polygon, line and point shapefiles. Twelve exercises are associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards January 2017)
  • “Everything You Wanted to Know About Fishes but Were Afraid to Ask"

    A 4.5 day workshop designed to provide hatchery workers and technicians with high school diplomas or partial undergraduate degrees with a formal introduction to fish biology, ecology, and phylogenetics. Workshop was developed and conducted with funding provided by the USGS Technical Training in Support of Native American Relations (TESNAR) program. Workshop was held for the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho at Bonners Ferry, ID.

    (Tim Grabowski July 2017)
  • Missouri Department of Conservation - Wetland Review (Lisa Webb, Julia Guyton September 2017)
  • Co-facilitation of a stakeholder decision-structuring workshop involving the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF) Technical Working Group, Ann Arbor, MI (Clinton Moore, Danielle Haak May 2017)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (ALC 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 11-15 September 2017, Shepherdstown, WV. Led discussion of 5 case study modules. (Clinton Moore, Bill Kendall September 2017)
  • I led the development of a wetland training workshop in Xianghai, China in August, 2017. I recruited 2 additional instructors, John Vradenburg and Drew Fowler. This was a 4 day workshop at Xianghai National Nature Reserve in Northeast China and was attended by staff from 11 National Nature Reserves, 8-10 graduate students, and a few Chinese faculty. (Sammy King August 2017)
  • MOCC Boat Safety (Megan La Peyre February 2017)
  • Held a workshop on RAD sequencing. Lab manager Keith Turnquist taught Wendy Stott, USGS Ann Arbor, Loren Miller, MNDNR, and Carly Graham, University of Regina, how to prepare a RAD library. Carly, Loren, and Wendy also gave hour long seminars. This workshop aligns with our lab's goal of sharing new techniques with geneticists in the region in an effort to standardize methods and help progress genetics research. (Wes Larson, Keith Turnquist September 2017)
  • “Professional Social Media and Communications”, Manhattan, KS, (Organizers and Participants: Ryland Taylor, Martha Mather), April 2017 (Martha Mather, Ryland Taylor April 2017)
  • 2-day pilot course for USFWS on data analysis and projection modeling for Species Status Assessments. (Conor McGowan, Anna Tucker, September 2017)
  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist June 2017)
  • ATV/UTV Safety Training (Joshua Stafford June 2017)
  • Applied Spatial Ecology in R - Methods for managing and analyzing ecological datasets are constantly evolving. Advances in technology have resulted in large spatial datasets for aquatic and terrestrial populations that requires data compilation and analysis for making sound resource management and conservation decisions. From GIS dataset manipulation to traditional estimators of home range, this course will provide hands-on learning to handle a variety of datasets all within the software R (R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria). (W. David Walter September 2017)
  • Over the water training (Annika Walters March 2017)
  • Instructor for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute, a national leadership program for young African leaders (Joseph Zydlewski July 2017)
  • Instructor for federal Motorboat Operator Certification Course at USFWS Craig Brook National Fisheries Program Office.

    (Joseph Zydlewski June 2017)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid (Clint Boal October 2016)
  • Symposium Co-Chair, Interactions Between Hydrology and Nonnative Aquatic Species (Symposium), American Fisheries Society (Scott Bonar August 2016)
  • Symposium Co-Chair, International Standard Sampling, 7th World Fisheries Congress, Busan, Korea (Scott Bonar May 2016)
  • Introduction to R & statistical refresher for GA DNR (Mansfield, GA) (Brian Irwin, Tiffany Vidal, Ellen Cheng, Clinton Moore March 2016)
  • Introduction to R & statistical refresher for GA DNR (Brunswick, GA) (Brian Irwin, Tiffany Vidal, Ellen Cheng, Clinton Moore March 2016)
  • Introduction to Fish Bioenergetics 4.0.
    Presented at the 147th Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Kansas City, MO
    (Steven Chipps August 2016)
  • Introduction to Fish Bioenergetics 4.0.
    Presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
    (Steven Chipps January 2016)
  • 5-day Spatial Capture-Recapture Workshop, University of Turku, Finland (Angela Fuller September 2016)
  • Andean Bear Camera Trapping Workshop,
    Yunguilla, Ecuador; Hosted by NY Coop Unit, Cornell University, Wildlife Conservation Society, CONDESAN
    (Angela Fuller July 2016)
  • Co-facilitation of a stakeholder decision-structuring workshop involving the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF) Technical Working Group, Ann Arbor, MI (Clinton Moore, Danielle Haak December 2016)
  • Co-facilitation of a stakeholder decision-structuring workshop involving the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF) Technical Working Group, Ann Arbor, MI (Clinton Moore, Danielle Haak May 2016)
  • Introduction to R for fisheries biologists (Mark Henderson September 2016)
  • Lead Facilitator, New England Fishery Management Council workshop on Atlantic Herring acceptable biological catch control rule management strategy evaluation (Portsmouth, NH) (Brian Irwin December 2016)
  • Lead Facilitator, New England Fishery Management Council workshop on Atlantic Herring acceptable biological catch control rule management strategy evaluation (Portland, ME) (Brian Irwin May 2016)
  • Population Dynamics and Yield per Recruit Models in FAMS
    Idaho Fish and Game Workshop 2016
    (Dan Isermann March 2016)
  • MOCC Certificatino (Megan La Peyre September 2016)
  • Training to revitalized Species Status Assessment (SSA) process to support USFWS ESA decisions. (Conor McGowan July 2016)
  • This was a short course for Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists who were taught the concepts of open and closed population estimation. The course featured hands-on data analysis exercises using Program MARK. (Jim Peterson August 2016)
  • This workshop was an hands-on introductory R course for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologists. Here, the biologists were provided with training and hands-on exercises including R code and example databases. (Jim Peterson July 2016)
  • MOCC and On-water training (Michael Quist April 2016)
  • Fish Population Dynamics and Age-Structured Population Modeling (Michael Quist March 2016)
  • Intermediate R Workshop at The Wildlife Society (Beth Ross October 2016)
  • Introduction to R and hierarchical models was given to biologists at the PA Department of Environmental Protection. (Tyler Wagner September 2016)
  • This was an invited workshop on Bayesian hierarchical modeling. The course was attended by faculty, students, postdocs, and state biologists. The workshop was held at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. (Tyler Wagner May 2016)
  • ATV training (Annika Walters October 2016)
  • Instructor for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Institute, a national leadership program for young African leaders. (Joseph Zydlewski July 2016)
  • The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working With People, Short Training Session, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Inland Fisheries Division, Athens, Texas. (Scott Bonar August 2015)
  • USDOI, Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) (, Shannon Brewer 2015)
  • USDOI, Over the Water Safety Training (, Shannon Brewer 2015)
  • MOCC training (Steven Chipps April 2015)
  • Introduction to Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management. (Stephen DeStefano, John Organ, July 2015)
  • Species Distribution Modelling Using R
    The course covers major parametric, semi- and non-parametric models currently used in species distribution models (SDM), ranging from GLMs to GAMs to Random Forests / Boosted Regression Trees. Course also covers design issues, principally those related to (i) presence only vs. true presence-absence data, and (ii) sample frame issues leading to grossly unbalanced training data (i.e., prevalence) and their effects on model output. Exercise data ranges from plants to animals, rare to common species, and small to large extents.
    (Thomas Edwards September 2015)
  • gisR – Basic Geographic Information Systems Analysis
    Covers common GIS data manipulations and analyses using raster-based, and polygon, line and point shapefiles. Twelve exercises are associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards September 2015)
  • statR-I – Descriptive Statistics in R
    Common descriptive statistics in R. Five modules on (i) numerical descriptive statistics, (ii) graphical descriptive statistics, (iii) assessing distributions, (iv) measures of correlation, (v) basic graphs for portraying descriptive data. Seven exercises associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards August 2015)
  • baseR – Data Management and Manipulation in R
    An introduction to R, including Sections on: (i) The R Environment (8 Modules), (ii) Basics of Data Management (9 Modules), and (iii) Data Manipulation in R (9 Modules). Eighteen exercises associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards August 2015)
  • baseR – Data Management and Manipulation in R
    An introduction to R, including Sections on: (i) The R Environment (8 Modules), (ii) Basics of Data Management (9 Modules), and (iii) Data Manipulation in R (9 Modules). Eighteen exercises associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards July 2015)
  • gisR – Basic Geographic Information Systems Analysis
    Covers common GIS data manipulations and analyses using raster-based, and polygon, line and point shapefiles. Twelve exercises are associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards July 2015)
  • Species Distribution Modelling Using R
    The course covers major parametric, semi- and non-parametric models currently used in species distribution models (SDM), ranging from GLMs to GAMs to Random Forests / Boosted Regression Trees. Course also covers design issues, principally those related to (i) presence only vs. true presence-absence data, and (ii) sample frame issues leading to grossly unbalanced training data (i.e., prevalence) and their effects on model output. Exercise data ranges from plants to animals, rare to common species, and small to large extents.
    (Thomas Edwards July 2015)
  • gisR – Basic Geographic Information Systems Analysis
    Covers common GIS data manipulations and analyses using raster-based, and polygon, line and point shapefiles. Twelve exercises are associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards April 2015)
  • baseR – Data Management and Manipulation in R
    An introduction to R, including Sections on: (i) The R Environment (8 Modules), (ii) Basics of Data Management (9 Modules), and (iii) Data Manipulation in R (9 Modules). Eighteen exercises associated with the course.
    (Thomas Edwards January 2015)
  • Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED/First Aid training for Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit students and Department of Natural Resources Management students (Tim Grabowski October 2015)
  • Co-instructor for NCTC course "Introduction to Structured Decision Making", Sheperdstown, WV (Brian Irwin August 2015)
  • Co-instructor for NCTC course "Decision Analysis in a Changing Climate", at NOAA-NFS, Ford Island, HI (Brian Irwin January 2015)
  • MOCC to ALCFWRU students and staff (Elise Irwin, Christa Zweig October 2015)
  • Provided training to NOAA DARP employees on techniques and analyses to evaluate and assess impact of human activities on salt-marsh faunal communities. This was a NOAA request to provide FAST (Field Assessment and Science Techniques) training at a workshop. (Megan La Peyre September 2015)
  • MOCC Training and Certification/Recertificaiton (Megan La Peyre May 2015)
  • MOCC Training and Certificatino (Megan La Peyre January 2015)
  • USDOI, Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) (Jim Long, April 2015)
  • Organizer, Fragstats workshop, Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS. Approximately 25 researchers from the state of Kansas and Kansas State University signed up for a 2-day workshop to learn about these landscape scale ecological tools, 2015
    (Martha Mather January 2015)
  • Decision analysis for Shorebird Conservation, at the 2015 Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting. (Conor McGowan September 2015)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (ALC 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 13 October - 10 November 2015 [online]. Preparation and delivery of 1 course module. (Clinton Moore November 2015)
  • Co-organizer of a stakeholder workshop "Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population Modeling and Species Status Assessment" Albuquerque NM (Clinton Moore April 2015)
  • 1. A Brief and Gentle Introduction to Program MARK for Fisheries Professionals. A one day workshop at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Participants were provided with an overview of open and closed capture-recapture methods with an emphasis on using program MARK. August 17 2015. Portland OR (Jim Peterson August 2015)
  • ATV/UTV Safety Training (Joshua Stafford May 2015)
  • ATV/UTV Safety Training (Joshua Stafford May 2015)
  • An overview of modeling left-censored contaminant data using hierarchical Bayesian models. (Tyler Wagner September 2015)
  • This was an invited workshop on Bayesian hierarchical modeling. The course was attended by faculty, students, postdocs, and state biologists. The workshop was held at the University of Missouri. (Tyler Wagner June 2015)
  • This was an invited workshop on Bayesian hierarchical modeling. The course was attended by faculty, students, postdocs, and state biologists. The workshop was held at The Ohio State University. (Tyler Wagner April 2015)
  • Applied Spatial Ecology in R - Methods for managing and analyzing ecological datasets are constantly evolving. Advances in technology have resulted in large spatial datasets for aquatic and terrestrial populations that requires data compilation and analysis for making sound resource management and conservation decisions. From GIS dataset manipulation to traditional estimators of home range, this course will provide hands-on learning to handle a variety of datasets all within the software R (R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria). (W. David Walter September 2015)
  • Worked with state, federal, and ngo biologists to develop and present at workshop on using forest management for early successional and mature forest species. (Petra Wood October 2015)
  • Instructor for federal Motorboat Operator Certification Course at USFWS Craig Brook National Fisheries Program Office. (Joseph Zydlewski June 2015)
  • Instructor for USGS Over-the-water training at University of Maine (Joseph Zydlewski June 2015)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton April 2014)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid (Clint Boal June 2014)
  • A short introductory workshop on R. (Terri Donovan, Jon Katz, Michelle Brown June 2014)
  • Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) (Steven Chipps, Kevin Pope, Christopher Chizinski May 2014)
  • Motorboat Operator Certification Course (Steven Chipps April 2014)
  • Enhancing Scientific Communciation: A workshop presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Dakota Chapter American Fisheries Society (Steven Chipps February 2014)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop 2014 - These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2014)
  • Co-organizer of a stakeholder decision-structuring workshop "Decision Support for Public Alligator Harvesting in the Southeast," Newton, GA (Clinton Moore, Tara Crawford December 2014)
  • Wildlife Techniques Workshop, taught scat ID, scat collection and preservation techniques, with respect to extracting DNA. (Melanie Culver April 2014)
  • Citizen Science Training Workshop for wildlife monitoring using trail cameras. (Melanie Culver April 2014)
  • Introduction to occupancy modeling (Duane Diefenbach March 2014)
  • Kwak, T.J., J.R. Fischer, and K.H. Pollock 2014. Developing Standard Fish Sampling Techniques. Workshop for Commonwealth and local Caribbean fisheries and aquatic biologists. July 15-16, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Thomas Kwak, Jesse Fischer July 2014)
  • Evolving from TLAM to TLAM-plus: further refining management thinking. Workshop to Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission and New York State Department of Environmental Conservatoin. Beaver Hollow Conference Center, Java Center, NY. March 24-27, 2014. (Angela Fuller March 2014)
  • Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED/First Aid training for Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit students and Department of Natural Resources Management students (Tim Grabowski October 2014)
  • USGS, Over the Water Safety Training (Tim Grabowski September 2014)
  • Standardize sampling...a workshop on the importance of standardized sampling to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks employees. (Christopher Guy May 2014)
  • Techniques For Fish Habitat Monitoring Using Side-Scan Sonar. North Carolina Chapter, American Fisheries Society, 2014 Meeting, Durham, NC. February 18, 2014. (Joseph Hightower February 2014)
  • Co-instructor for NCTC course "Introduction to Structured Decision Making", Auburn University, Auburn, AL (Brian Irwin February 2014)
  • MsCIP Shipp Island restoration SDM workshop (Elise Irwin June 2014)
  • SDM workshop at NCTC (Elise Irwin June 2014)
  • Intro to SDM (Elise Irwin February 2014)
  • Wisconsin DNR Age and Growth Workshop II (Dan Isermann January 2014)
  • NCTC Structured Decision Making Workshop (Conor McGowan August 2014)
  • SDM workshop for ADCNR on Red Hills Salamander habitat conservation (Conor McGowan June 2014)
  • Introduction to Structure decision making for NCTC (Conor McGowan February 2014)
  • Organizer of a stakeholder decision-structuring workshop "Adaptive Landscape Planning and Decision Framework for Gopher Tortoise Conservation," J. W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA (Clinton Moore May 2014)
  • This workshop was an hands-on introductory R course for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologists. Here, the biologists were provided with training and hands-on exercises including R code and example databases. (Jim Peterson July 2014)
  • This workshop was an hands-on introductory R course for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologists. Here, the biologists were provided with training and hands-on exercises including R code and example databases. (Jim Peterson June 2014)
  • On-the-Water Training (Michael Quist September 2014)
  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist June 2014)
  • Age and Growth of Fishes: Multi-day workshop focused on the principles and techniques associated with age and growth analysis. The session was specifically for fisheries biologists with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. (Michael Quist March 2014)
  • ATV/UTV Safety Training (Joshua Stafford April 2014)
  • Population Modeling for Ecotoxicology (Dana Winkelman April 2014)
  • As Chair of the Montana State University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, I train all members of the Committee in animal care and use regulations and practices annually. In addition, all new MSU animal research PIs and students are trained on these issues monthly in a required orientation session, but the training is primarily extended by the IACUC administrative staff. I fill in for them 2 or 3 times per year as needed. (Alexander Zale June 2017)
  • I conduct diversity training for almost all faculty search committees and promotion and tenure committees at Montana State University. The training is described in Smith et al. 2015 (doi: 10.1093/biosci/biv138). About 15 such committees, each made up of about 5 members, are trained per year. (Alexander Zale May 2017)
  • Instructor for federal Motorboat Operator Certification Course at Acadia National Park. (Joseph Zydlewski June 2014)
  • Instructor for USGS Over-the-water training at University of Maine (Joseph Zydlewski June 2014)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton March 2013)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making (ALC 3171), National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV (Clint Boal May 2013)
  • DOI, USFWS, Scientific Writing for Publication Course (Shannon Brewer March 2013)
  • Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC), Brookings, SD. (Steven Chipps May 2013)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope, Christopher Chizinski, Steven Chipps April 2013)
  • An Introduction to Structured Decision Making for Natural Resources Managers (Jaime Collazo, Krishna Pacifici, Colin Shea September 2013)
  • Co-organizer of a stakeholder decision-structuring workshop "Decision Support for Public Alligator Harvesting in the Southeast," Brunswick, GA (Clinton Moore, Tara Crawford December 2013)
  • Provided multiple sessions at a Human Dimensions training workshop for USFWS and state partner NABCI membership. My focus was on planning and collaborative procedures for human dimensions information in the context of SDM/ADM. (David Fulton February 2013)
  • Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED/First Aid training for Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit students (Tim Grabowski September 2013)
  • Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED/First Aid training for staff at Texas Tech University field station (Tim Grabowski April 2013)
  • USDOI, Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) (Tim Grabowski March 2013)
  • USGS, Over the Water Safety Training (Tim Grabowski March 2013)
  • Adult and Child CPR/AED/First Aid (Tim Grabowski February 2013)
  • MsCIP SDM workshop for Shipp Island restoration (Elise Irwin November 2013)
  • Fish Age and Growth Workshop, MN DNR (Dan Isermann December 2013)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (ALC 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 16-20 September 2013, Shepherdstown, WV. Preparation and delivery of 6 course modules. (Clinton Moore, Bill Kendall, Angela Romito September 2013)
  • USDOI, Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) (Jim Long, May 2013)
  • Species Distribution Modeling Workshop; Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS; 2012 , 2016

    Approximately 25 researchers from the state of Kansas and Kansas State University met for a 1-day workshop to learn about species distribution models.

    I organized the logistics.

    October 19, 2013
    (Martha Mather October 2016)
  • Workshop on getting into graduate school and how to prepare for a job (Pat Mazik February 2013)
  • DOI Motoboat Operators Certification Course.

    Other trainers were from USFWS and NPS.
    (Donna Parrish June 2013)
  • This was a short workshop to teach the basics of Structured decision making and adaptive management to Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists. (Jim Peterson September 2013)
  • This was a short course for Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists who were taught the concepts of occupancy estimation. The course featured hands-on data analysis exercises using Program MARK. (Jim Peterson July 2013)
  • This was a short course for Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists who were taught the concepts of estimation of population parameters. The course featured hands-on data analysis exercises using Program MARK. (Jim Peterson June 2013)
  • This was a Webinar on Ecological modeling and decision support with probabilistic networks for the DOI Natural Resources Biometrics series. (Jim Peterson May 2013)
  • Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop. Full day course offered at the 5th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting in Santa Marta, Colombia, 16 September 2013. (Abby Powell, September 2013)
  • An Introduction to Bayesian Estimation and Inference Using JAGS
    This workshop provided an introduction to Bayesian estimation and inference using the program environment R and JAGS.
    (Tyler Wagner June 2013)
  • Applied Spatial Ecology in R - Methods for managing and analyzing ecological datasets are constantly evolving. Advances in technology have resulted in large spatial datasets for aquatic and terrestrial populations that requires data compilation and analysis for making sound resource management and conservation decisions. From GIS dataset manipulation to traditional estimators of home range, this course will provide hands-on learning to handle a variety of datasets all within the software R (R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria). (W. David Walter September 2013)
  • MOCC Boat Safety Certification Course (Joseph Zydlewski June 2013)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton March 2012)
  • U.S. Dept. of Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course (Cecil Jennings, Don Dennerline, Phil Bettoli June 2012)
  • Adult and Child CPR/AED/First Aid (Tim Grabowski, Clint Boal November 2012)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making course, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV (Clint Boal June 2012)
  • Assistant Coach, Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions (ALC 3176) National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV (Clint Boal May 2012)
  • USDOI, Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) (Jim Long, Shannon Brewer, Tim Grabowski May 2012)
  • DOI, USFWS, Scientific Writing for Publication Course (Shannon Brewer February 2012)
  • Beyond Before-After-Control-Impact (BACI): an experimental design for reliably detecting environmental change. The workshop covered asymmetrical analysis of variance designs and models for detecting change in time series date. (Steven Chipps, Daniel James December 2012)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. (Kevin Pope, Christopher Chizinski, Steven Chipps June 2012)
  • Instructed Motorboat Operators Certification course for Department of Interior employees. (Steven Chipps May 2012)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management. (Jaime Collazo, Michael Conroy November 2012)
  • Experimental Design for Natural Resources Managers. (Jaime Collazo, Michael Conroy August 2012)
  • Veran, S. and J. A. Collazo. 2012. Principles of Statistics I. Workshop offered to PRDNER Staff, JOBANES, Puerto Rico. April. (Jaime Collazo, Sophie Veran April 2012)
  • This was a one day course taught at the 2012 annual meeting of the The Wildlife Society. Participants were provided with an overview of structured decision-making with an emphasis on wildlife resource applications. We also introduced adaptive resource management (ARM) as a special case of SDM that involves sequential dynamic decision-making. Our primary aim was to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of SDM process and techniques in a format that that did not require extensive quantitative understanding and skills. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy October 2012)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop 2012 - These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2012)
  • One day workshop and site vist on browse sampling and experimental exclosures to state agency personnel. (Stephen DeStefano, Dave Wattles, Edward Faison April 2012)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making. Co-instructed 5-day course at NCTC (Mitchell Eaton, Angela Fuller August 2012)
  • Bayesain Statistics for Ecologists. Shortcourse objectives were to: (i) Gain an understanding of Bayesian Methods; (ii) Learn to specify Bayesian models (write them down in mathematical notation); (iii) Learn how to read and interpret applied Bayesian literature; (iv) Gain an understanding of Bayesian computation (largely through MCMC); (v) Learn how to display and interpret Bayesian model output; and (vi) Learn how to connect Bayesian models with scientific inquiry. Team-taught with M. Hooten, COCFWRU. Attended by 12 MS and PhD graduate students, Utah State University, 12-16 Mar 2012. (Thomas Edwards, Mevin Hooten March 2012)
  • baseR for DWR Biologists. Workshop on data organization and manipulations in R often needed to prepare collected field data for analysis. Attended by 34 DWR and FWS biologists, 3 Fridays 10, 17 & 24 February 2012. (Thomas Edwards February 2012)
  • Instructor, Introduction to Structured Decision Making, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV: August 27-31, 2012. (Angela Fuller August 2012)
  • Fuller, A. K. Introduction to Structured Decision Making, 1-day training course for the U.S.
    Coast Guard, Washington, D.C. August 8, 2012.
    (Angela Fuller August 2012)
  • An Introduction to Multilevel Models and their Applications in Forest, Fish, and Wildlife Management: Multilevel data structures are a common feature in forestry and fish and wildlife research. These data structures most often results in a lack of independence among observations (i.e., pseudoreplication). Ignoring multilevel data structures during analysis has implications for inference and decision making, leading to overly optimistic uncertainty estimates (e.g., underestimated standard errors of estimated parameters). Multilevel models not only account for nested data structures, but also provide a powerful approach for modeling the effects of predictors at multiple spatial scales and for partitioning variability into multiple spatial and temporal components.
    This course will provide an overview of multilevel models, including the concept and interpretation of random effects and variance components (day 1), and hands-on experience fitting models using the freely available programming environment R (day 2).
    (Tyler Wagner, Jason Hill, September 2012)
  • Coach for NCTC course: Decision Analysis for Climate Change (Brian Irwin November 2012)
  • Building Capacity for Seabird Science and Management: Practical Applications II, Pedro Cays, Jamaica (8 days, 7 participants from Jamaica, Mexico, Bonaire, Martinique, Colombia, British Virgin Islands) (Patrick Jodice October 2012)
  • Building Capacity for Seabird Science and Management: Practical Applications I, Pedro Cays, Jamaica (8 days, 6 participants from Jamaica) (Patrick Jodice July 2012)
  • Building Capacity for Seabird Science and Conservation in the Caribbean: Ecology, Conservation and Management Training (6 days, 30 participants from Caribbean ) pjodice/ncteach/Seabird Workshop Agenda Final-1.docx (Patrick Jodice June 2012)
  • Provided a MOCC certification course for individuals from the LA CRU, NWRC and TN WSC (Megan La Peyre June 2012)
  • Mini-Missouri Trawl Workshop; Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Manhattan, KS.

    For this workshop, fisheries professionals from the states of Missouri and Kansas joined researchers from Kansas State University to evaluate a new fish sampling tool.

    July 23-25, 2012

    I organized the logistics.
    (Martha Mather July 2012)
  • Seminar for students at NEAFWA 2012 mtg. Workshop was invited on the best strategy to get a job... (Pat Mazik April 2012)
  • The Coop Unit co-hosted an R Short course with Dr. George Merovich for WVDNR employees. It was a two day couse on the free statistical program R (Pat Mazik March 2012)
  • This was a short course for Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists who were taught the concepts of estimation of population parameters. The course featured hands-on data analysis exercises using Program MARK. (Jim Peterson, Kevin McDonnell February 2012)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (ALC 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 30 April-4 May 2012, Shepherdstown, WV. Preparation and delivery of 3 course modules. (Clinton Moore May 2012)
  • The goal of the 2.5-day workshop was to develop a decision modeling framework for conserving Klamath Lake Suckers. Participants were provided with background on current management and monitoring efforts and state of the science an overview of the general concepts of Structured Decision-Making and Adaptive Resource Management. The participants then applied SDM concepts to create decision models for predicting the effects of alternative management strategies on desired outcomes. (Jim Peterson December 2012)
  • This was a short course for Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists who were taught the concepts of estimation of population parameters. The course featured hands-on data analysis exercises using Program MARK. (Jim Peterson, Jessica Saenz May 2012)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, hosted workshop for fisheries professionals, "Turtle Biology, Identification, and Sampling Methods", August 2012 (Clay Pierce August 2012)
  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist May 2012)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton March 2011)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making. Assistant instructor for week long course at NCTC (Clint Boal June 2011)
  • DOI, USFWS, Scientific Writing for Publication Course (Shannon Brewer September 2011)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope, Christopher Chizinski May 2011)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC),Telmodule course, U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope, Christopher Chizinski April 2011)
  • Shorebird Ecology and Management. CLM2119, National Conservation Training Center. Workshop offered at Merritt Island NWR, October 24-28, 2011. (Jaime Collazo, James Lyons October 2011)
  • Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management for Mute Swans in New York. 2.5-day workshop for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. (Angela Fuller, William Fisher, Michael Conroy, March 2011)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop 2011 - These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2011)
  • Principles and Techniques of Wildlife Conservation and Management, Andres Bello University, Santiago, Chile -- Ph.D. students in Conservation Medicine from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Guatemala and professionals from 3 conservation agencies in Chile (Stephen DeStefano, John Organ December 2011)
  • baseR for Natural Resource Graduate students. Workshop on data organization and manipulations in R often needed to prepare collected field data for analysis. Attended by 27 MS and PhD graduate students, Utah State University, 5 sessions, 26 Sept, 3, 10, 17, & 24 Oct 2011. (Thomas Edwards October 2011)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Oneida Lake, NY (William Fisher, Donna Parrish, Joseph Zydlewski May 2011)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making. Web broadcast short course to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. (Angela Fuller, William Fisher, March 2011)
  • Structured Decision Making Workshop on Mandatory Antler Restrictions. 5 day workshop for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. National Conservation Training Center, Sheperdstown, WV. September 12-16, 2011. (Angela Fuller September 2011)
  • Instructor, Introduction to Structured Decision Making, National Conservation Training Center (Angela Fuller January 2011)
  • New Scientists Orientation, USGS, Cooperative Research Units, Reston, VA. (Brad Griffith February 2011)
  • CSU FWCB & CDOW R Short Course (Mevin Hooten, August 2011)
  • MOCC to ALCFWRU affiliate student (Elise Irwin September 2011)
  • SDM workshop to assist State and Fedearl agencies with management plan for Gulf Striped Bass (Elise Irwin August 2011)
  • MOCC to FLCFWRU students and staff (Elise Irwin, Christa Zweig February 2011)
  • NCTC CSP3171: Introduction to Structured Decision Making. Co-taught with six other instructors. 30 students; 1 week course; January 2011. (Elise Irwin January 2011)
  • I led a workshop on how to manage for waterbirds in western Arkansas at the Crawford County Wildlife Seminar (David Krementz February 2011)
  • I conducted a workshop on how to manage for secretive marsh birds to 25 Arkansas Game & Fish Commission wildlife management area biologists. (David Krementz February 2011)
  • MOCC Class at Cornell Field Station. (Donna Parrish May 2011)
  • This was a short course taught through NCTC. Participants were provided with an overview of structured decision-making with an emphasis on fish and wildlife resource applications. (Jim Peterson October 2011)
  • This was a short course taught at the annual meeting of fishery biologists for Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Participants were provided with an overview of capture-recapture estimation techniques. The course featured case studies from previous fishery applications and new case studies presented by ODFW biologists. (Jim Peterson September 2011)
  • This was a one day course taught at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Participants were provided with an overview of structured decision-making with an emphasis on fisheries and aquatic resource applications. We also introduced adaptive resource management (ARM) as a special case of SDM that involves sequential dynamic decision-making. Our primary aim was to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of SDM process and techniques in a format that that did not require extensive quantitative understanding and skills. (Jim Peterson September 2011)
  • This was a short course for Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists who were taught the concepts of occupancy estimation. The course featured hands-on data analysis exercises using Program MARK and WinBugs. (Jim Peterson May 2011)
  • The goal of the 2.5-day workshop was to develop a decision modeling framework for conserving aquatic species in Aridland ecosystems. Participants were provided with background on current management and monitoring efforts and state of the science an overview of the general concepts of Structured Decision-Making and Adaptive Resource Management. The participants then applied SDM concepts to create decision models for predicting the effects of alternative management strategies on desired outcomes. (Jim Peterson April 2011)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, helped plan and organize workshop for fisheries professionals, "Age and Growth Workshop", July 2011 (Clay Pierce July 2011)
  • Sampling Elusive Wildlife Species: Accounting for Detection Probability, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. (Ted Simons July 2011)
  • Motorboat Operator Certification Course at Cornell Biological Field Station on Oneida Lake, Bridgeport, NY (Joseph Zydlewski May 2011)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton March 2010)
  • Assistant facilitator for a Structured Decision Making training workshop held for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. (Clint Boal, Michael Conroy July 2010)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska (Steven Chipps May 2010)
  • These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2010)
  • Development of an Adaptive Management Framework for Managing Natural Resources at Tims Ford Dam. (Instructor: Jim Peterson, Assistant: Don Dennerline) (Don Dennerline, Jim Peterson July 2010)
  • ECOCHANGE #2: Predictive habitat distribution models: tools for building projections of global change impact on biodiversity. Swiss Federal Research Lab WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 19-24 September 2010.
    Course objectives are to train participants in both theoretical and practical aspects of the process of species distribution modelling, from conception to model fitting to model evaluation to spatial predictions. Course content includes lectures on underlying theories behind distribution modelling, and habitat suitability modelling exercises with R and the BIOMOD package, as well as poster presentations and general discussions. This year, a special focus is on application of habitat suitability models in conservation.
    (Thomas Edwards September 2010)
  • NCTC Data Analysis IV: Bioclimatic Forecast Modeling Using R. Panama City, FL 18-23 April 2010
    This course will entail use of statistical models first introduced in DAIIA to predict new plant and animal distributions as a result of global change, including both climate and land-use impacts. It begins with discussion of overviews of land-use and climate change, and the importance defining an appropriate forecast frame. Forecast frames for several different plant and animals will be illustrated using BADEN, a structured approach requiring development of Biotic, Abiotic, and Dispersal ENvelopes. Statistical models first discussed in DAIIIA will next be evaluated using an ensemble models structure, whereby no single model form portrays future landscape, but rather output from many different model forms is averaged. This will be accomplished using the BIOMOD analytical structure, and include several variants of this process. Procedures for assessing the uncertainty of forecast models will be discussed, and will involve methods for reporting and portraying this uncertainty. The course will use the same examples from DAIIIA to ensure course continuity, but include new data structures of projected climate and land use change.
    (Thomas Edwards April 2010)
  • Species Distribution Modelling Using R. Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 15-19 March 2010
    The class covers major parametric, semi- and non-parametric models currently used in species distribution models, ranging from the tried and true GLMs to GAMs to Random Forests. Workshop also covers design issues, principally those related to (i) presence only vs. true presence-absence data, and (ii) sample frame issues leading to grossly unbalanced training data (ie prevalence) and their effects on model output. All analyses would be taught using R.
    (Thomas Edwards March 2010)
  • Instructor, NCTC Course #CSP4220, Data Analysis IIIA: Species Distribution Modeling Using R. Panama City, FL, 4-8 January 2010. (15 FWS students) (Thomas Edwards January 2010)
  • Short course for Society of Conservation Biology members on social science research methods for applied conservation provided at the annual SCB meeting in Edmonton, AB (David Fulton July 2010)
  • Structured Decision Making Workshop held at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (Alexander Zale, Christopher Guy, Mike Mitchell February 2010)
  • MOCC On-the-water portion, two students. (Joseph Hightower February 2010)
  • USFWS/USGS Structured Decision Making Workshop (Mike Mitchell, Elise Irwin, September 2010)
  • USFWS/USGS Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions (Elise Irwin, Ken Williams, August 2010)
  • Structured decision making workshop for Black Duck habitat management to benefit continental carrying capacity and harvest. (Conor McGowan September 2010)
  • Using radiotelemetry to answer habitat and population questions. International workshop on wildlife research techniques in rugged mountainous Asian landscapes. Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Enivronment, Bhumtang, Bhutan. (Mike Mitchell, Lindsey Rich May 2010)
  • Structured decision making for setting harvest quotas for wolves II (Mike Mitchell April 2010)
  • Structured decision making for setting harvest quotas for wolves I (Mike Mitchell March 2010)
  • Structured decision making in fisheries management. Annual meeting, Montana chapter of the American Fisheries Society. (Mike Mitchell February 2010)
  • Co-leadership of a structured decision making workshop addressing management of invasive Phragmites australis on northeastern U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuges, 30 November-2 December 2010, Ithaca, NY (Clinton Moore December 2010)
  • The Texas Unit hosted a workshop on Adaptive Management/Structure Decision Making to managers from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. My role was as facilitator. (Reynaldo Patiño August 2010)
  • Workshop on Estimation of Population Parameters with Capture-Recapture Methods taught to GA DNR Biologists. June 16-17, 2010. The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia , Athens. (Jim Peterson June 2010)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, helped plan and organize short course for fisheries professionals, "Aquatic Plant Identification", August 2010 (Clay Pierce August 2010)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope, Dana Winkelman May 2010)
  • MIGRATE Workshop, CEBIMar, Universidade se Sao Paulo, Sao Sebastiao, Brazil (Daniel Roby August 2010)
  • American Oystercatcher Monitoring Methods (Ted Simons, Jessica Stocking March 2010)
  • Fish identification training for US. Forest Service Biologists, Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, WV (Stuart Welsh May 2010)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Joseph Zydlewski May 2010)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton March 2009)
  • Resilience and Sustainability in Australia, December 2009 – January 2010. Canberra, Sydney and Townsville, Australia (Craig Allen, Kevin Pope January 2010)
  • Animal Care and Use Training: capture and handling birds of prey (Clint Boal November 2009)
  • Webinar-based short course (1 day) on using bioenergetics models to calculate contaminant concentrations in fishes (Steven Chipps September 2009)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska (Steven Chipps April 2009)
  • This was a workshop for various scientists and managers in the eastern US studying/ managing eastern woodrats. The objective was to develop a adaptive framework for managing woodrats and their habitats. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy May 2009)
  • This was a workshop for Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists on adaptive management and structured decision-making. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy May 2009)
  • Co-organizer of 2009 Adaptive Management Conference Series, 11-13 March 2009, Athens, GA (Clinton Moore, Michael Conroy, Jim Peterson, Krishna Pacifici March 2009)
  • These workshops train participants in identifying all common calls for 13 marsh birds listed as focal species in the North American Marsh Bird Monitoring Program. We also train attendees how to fill out the program’s data sheets, how to improve estimates of distance to calling birds, and the purpose of each aspect of the continental program. (Courtney Conway April 2009)
  • Use of Distance Sampling and Program Distance to estimate detection probability and population size of hard to detect organisms (Courtney Conway March 2009)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making, National Conservation Training Center, Sheperdstown, WV. Served as a teaching Assistant. (Don Dennerline August 2009)
  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operators Certification Course, Athens, Georgia (co-taught with Don Dennerline and Christa Zweig) (Don Dennerline, Christa Zweig, Cecil Jennings August 2009)
  • Teaching Assistant. Principles of Modeling for Conservation Planning and Analysis (National Conservation Training Center) (Terri Donovan May 2009)
  • Teaching Assistant. Principles of Modeling Course at the National Conservation Training Center. (Terri Donovan February 2009)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (CSP 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 22-26 June 2009, Shepherdstown, WV. Preparation and delivery of 6 course modules. (Clinton Moore, Bill Kendall, Fred Johnson, Ken Williams, Mitchell Eaton, Conor McGowan June 2009)
  • NCTC Data Analysis III: Species Distribution Modelling Using R. Panama City, Florida, 6-11 December 2009.
    The course covers major parametric, semi- and non-parametric models currently used in species distribution models, ranging from the tried and true GLMs to GAMs to Random Forests. Workshop also covers design issues, principally those related to (i) presence only vs. true presence-absence data, and (ii) sample frame issues leading to grossly unbalanced training data (ie prevalence) and their effects on model output. All analyses would be taught using R.
    (Thomas Edwards December 2009)
  • ECOCHANGE #1: Predictive habitat distribution models: tools for building projections of global change impact on biodiversity. University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-10 September 2009.
    Course objectives are to train participants in both theoretical and practical aspects of the process of species distribution modelling, from conception to model fitting to model evaluation to spatial predictions. Course content includes lectures on underlying theories behind distribution modelling, and habitat suitability modelling exercises with R and the BIOMOD package, as well as poster presentations and general discussions.
    (Thomas Edwards September 2009)
  • Workshop on Random Forests, 2009 Meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Snowbird, Utah, 4/15/2009.
    Random Forests: applications to conservation issues (subtitled: Is the forest really better than the tree? And what if you’re in the grasslands?).
    (Thomas Edwards April 2009)
  • Sample design and standardization, invited to present a module for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Flatwater Training Workshop, Canyon Ferry Learning Center. (Christopher Guy June 2009)
  • Short course (webinar) with UL Sammy King through NCTC on how to manage habitat for King Rail (David Krementz, Sammy King April 2009)
  • Magoulick, D.D. 2009. Impact of Invasive Crayfish on Native Crayfish. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service web seminar series (Dan Magoulick April 2009)
  • Training US students in field research techniques for studying population biology of birds. (Thomas Martin June 2009)
  • Training US and Malaysian students in field research techniques for studying population biology of birds. (Thomas Martin March 2009)
  • Structured decision making and adaptive management for setting harvest quotas (Mike Mitchell August 2009)
  • Workshop on Structured Decision Making for Freshwater Mussel Conservation and Management (Jim Peterson September 2009)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Routine Fisheries Analysis using the R Program", July 2009 (Clay Pierce July 2009)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope April 2009)
  • Instructor for Migration Ecology short course, International Course on Avian Movements and Migration Technology for MIGRATE (Migration Interest Group: Research Applied Toward Education) (Daniel Roby March 2009)
  • Fisheries Telemetry Workshop. (Carl Schreck February 2009)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton March 2008)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 25 biologists from different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2008)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Weeks Bay, Alabama. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by biologists from several different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway March 2008)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Steven Chipps, Chuck Berry June 2008)
  • Bird Capture and Banding Workshop (Clint Boal April 2008)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People. Texas Parks and Wildlife, Fredricksburg, Texas, August 2008 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar September 2008)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People. Arizona Game and Fish Department Agency School, Flagstaff, Arizona, June 2008 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar June 2008)
  • Principles of Stream Restoration, Part I, Utah State University, Department of Watershed Sciences. Co-taught with J. Schmidt, M. Kondolf, and P. Wilcox. 5-day short course. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. (Phaedra Budy July 2008)
  • Developed and taught a workshop on Quantitative Methods for Science Masters Students. Workshop covered principles of research/experimental design, development and testing of research hypotheses, use of the hypothetico-deductive method, and statistical approaches, with an emphasis on the relationships between research hypotheses and experimental design.
    (James Cain July 2008)
  • Conservation Design for Sustainable Avian Populations in the Eastern United States. SAMBI Partners Workshops, August 12-13 (Raleigh, NC). (Jaime Collazo August 2008)
  • Distance Sampling and Occupancy Modeling. Workshop to UPR and DNER, August 4-6, 2008. (Jaime Collazo August 2008)
  • Workshop on Monitoring for Natural Resource Conservation Decision-making for USFWS Cooperators (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy December 2008)
  • Co-organizer and facilitator of a workshop: "Adaptive approaches to harvest management at the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Florida", held jointly with USGS and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 25-26 September 2008, Lakeland, FL (Clinton Moore, Michael Conroy September 2008)
  • Continuing education workshop for State biologists on monitoring animal populations, May 2008. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy, Krishna Pacifici May 2008)
  • Adaptive Management Workshop for students and Cooperators of the Missouri Unit, Columbia MO. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy April 2008)
  • Co-organizer and facilitator of a workshop: "Adaptive approaches to harvest management at the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Florida", held jointly with USGS and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 17-18 March 2008, Lakeland, FL (Clinton Moore, Michael Conroy March 2008)
  • Workshop on occupancy and detection for monitoring wildlife. The 2008 Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Annual Meeting, Athens GA. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy February 2008)
  • Co-organizer and facilitator of a stakeholder workshop: "Florida non-migratory population structured decision-making workshop" for considering re-initiation of bird releases into the Florida population, 25-26 August 2008, Gainesville, FL. (Clinton Moore, Sarah Converse August 2008)
  • Methods in human dimensions of conservation provided at the Pathways to Success Conference in Estes Park, CO September 2008 (David Fulton September 2008)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (CSP 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 15-19 September 2008, Shepherdstown, WV. Preparation and delivery of 6 course modules. (Clinton Moore, Bill Kendall, Fred Johnson, Ken Williams September 2008)
  • Train U.S. students in field research techniques (Thomas Martin June 2008)
  • Train Latin American and North American students in field research techniques (Thomas Martin March 2008)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Donna Parrish May 2008)
  • Chattahoochee National Recreation Area Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) Workshop. This was a one day workshop with NPS biologists where I taught them the basics on the uses and limitations of BBNs. I currently maintain a website for the biologists to visit. (Jim Peterson April 2008)
  • Adaptive management of temporary wetlands, USFWS adaptive management workshop, Windom, MN (Jim Peterson March 2008)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope May 2008)
  • Member of the University of Massachusetts Quantitative Sciences Group, providing weekly statistical consulting for graduate students. (Paul Sievert December 2008)
  • Workshop on Estimating Animal Abundance. Universidade de Evora, Portugal (Ted Simons July 2008)
  • Use of mist nets and bird banding. 2007 Wildlife and Fisheries Youth Summer Camp. Blackjack Log Cabin, Mississippi State University. (Francisco Vilella July 2008)
  • An Introduction to R (Tyler Wagner August 2008)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2008)
  • Fish Identification course at NCTC for the US EPA (Stuart Welsh May 2008)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Joseph Zydlewski May 2008)
  • Duck trapping and banding techniques. (Alan Afton March 2007)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Prime Hook NWR, Delaware. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by FWS biologists from from across the Northeast. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway May 2007)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 30 different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2007)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arlington, Virginia, November 2007 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar November 2007)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People, American Fisheries Society 137th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. September 2-6, 2007 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar September 2007)
  • We presented a training session on how to survey secretive marsh birds to USFWS biologists in eastern Arkansas. (Michael Budd, David Krementz April 2007)
  • Principles of Stream Restoration, Part I, Utah State University, Department of Watershed Sciences. Co-taught with J. Schmidt, M. Kondolf, and P. Wilcox. 5-day short course. 2007. (Phaedra Budy June 2007)
  • Bioenergetics in fisheries: concepts and applications. (Phaedra Budy March 2007)
  • Electrofishing safety (Steven Chipps August 2007)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Steven Chipps May 2007)
  • Conflict resolution (Steven Chipps February 2007)
  • Shorebird Ecology and Management. (Jaime Collazo, James Lyons August 2007)
  • Introduction to Distance Sampling. Eric D. Stolen and Jaime A. Collazo. Offered at the Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. February 8-10, 2007. (Jaime Collazo February 2007)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Georgetown, South Carolina. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by biologists from different agencies/organizations. (Courtney Conway May 2007)
  • Estimating abundance of wild animals. Workshop for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. (Terri Donovan October 2007)
  • Invited instructor for Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Technical Workshop on Economic and Social Values Related to Fisheries Management. (David Fulton December 2007)
  • Invited presenter at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Section Training Workshop. Participation of women in minorities in angling. (David Fulton February 2007)
  • Using a DIDSON multibeam sonar to assess fish populations. Workshop presented to NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh, NC. (Joseph Hightower November 2007)
  • Magoulick, D.D. 2007. Stream Hydrology/Ecology with Emphasis on Management Importance. Presented as part of a Streams Workshop to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Pine Bluff, AR, January 23-25, 2007. (Dan Magoulick January 2007)
  • Train U.S. students in field research techniques (Thomas Martin June 2007)
  • Train Latin American and North American students in field research techniques (Thomas Martin April 2007)
  • Co-instructor of workshop: "Estimation, Modeling, and Decision-making" for personnel of USFWS Migratory Bird Management Division, Population and Habitat Assessment Branch and state partners, 10-12 April 2007, Laurel, MD (Clinton Moore April 2007)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Identification of Iowa Fishes", July 2007 (Clay Pierce July 2007)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope September 2007)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Kevin Pope March 2007)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2007)
  • Fish identification workshop: taxonomy and identification of the suckers (catostomidae); conducted at the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Meeting, Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV, 5 April 2007 (Stuart Welsh April 2007)
  • Fish identification workshop: taxonomy and identification of the suckers (catostomidae); conducted at the West Virginia Chapter American Fisheries Society meeting, Morgantown, WV, 9 March 2007 (Stuart Welsh March 2007)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh January 2007)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Joseph Zydlewski May 2007)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 30 different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Nick Bartok, Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2006)
  • Biology of aquatic weeds: fish and plant interactions. University of California Davis Aquatic Weed School, Davis, California. November 2007 (Short course). (Scott Bonar November 2006)
  • Coordinator- Continuing Education Short Course, USU, Departments of AWER and FWRS. August 21-24, 2006. MARK Mark-Resight Workshop. Mary Conner- Instructor. (Phaedra Budy August 2006)
  • Stream Restoration, Utah State University, Department of Aquatic, Watershed, and Earth Resources. Co-taught with J. Schmidt, M. Kondolf, and P. Wilcox. 2006. (Phaedra Budy May 2006)
  • Provided a 0.5 day training of the Necropsy-based Fish Health Assessment to the national Wildlife Student Enclave while held at NMSU. (Colleen Caldwell October 2006)
  • Provided a 2.0 day workshop on the Use and Application of the Necropsy-based Fish Health and Condition Profile for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. (Colleen Caldwell, Catherine Sykes March 2006)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Steven Chipps May 2006)
  • Continuing education workshop for the joint national meeting of Quail VI and Perdix XII on integrating management, monitoring, and research: adaptive resource management and gamebirds, June 2006. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy June 2006)
  • Continuing education workshop for State and Federal biologists on statistical sampling and estimation for fisheries and wildlife, May 2006. (Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy May 2006)
  • Field Training Workshop for Trapping and Banding Burrowing Owls. April 2006, Tucson Arizona. Developed and put-on 3-day training workshop attended by biologists from U.S. Department of Defense. Handled all aspects of organization, logistics, and training (Courtney Conway, Victoria Garcia April 2006)
  • Research applications to management, USFWS, Hadley, Mass. (Stephen DeStefano May 2006)
  • Field applications for distance sampling, Westboro, Mass. (Stephen DeStefano June 2006)
  • Occupancy Modeling Workshop for VT Fish and Wildlife Dept (Terri Donovan January 2006)
  • Size structure, condition, and catch per unit effort (Christopher Guy December 2006)
  • ASMFC Advanced Stock Assessment Training Workshop, Fisheries Tagging Studies: Theory, Methods, and Applications. Raleigh, NC. (Kenneth Pollock, Joseph Hightower August 2006)
  • Train Latin American and North American students in field research techniques (Thomas Martin April 2006)
  • Co-led a curriculum development workshop at Plum Island Estuary LTER for 10 middle school teachers (Martha Mather July 2006)
  • Lead organizer and presenter at 2006 Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Biennial Science Meeting, 11-13 October 2006, Laurel, MD (Clinton Moore October 2006)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Monitoring and Adaptive Management for Endangered Species Conservation" (ECS 3134), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 30 Jan-3 Feb 2006, Shepherdstown, WV. Prepared and delivered 2 course modules. (Clinton Moore February 2006)
  • Co-organizer and co-instructor of continuing education workshop for the joint national meeting of Quail VI and Perdix XII on integrating management, monitoring, and research: adaptive resource management and gamebirds, June 2006. (Jim Peterson June 2006)
  • Co-organizer and co-instructor of continuing education workshop for State and Federal biologists on statistical sampling and estimation for fisheries and wildlife, May 2006. (Jim Peterson May 2006)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Using the Iowa Rivers Information System (IRIS) for Stream Fisheries Management", December 2006 (Clay Pierce December 2006)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. (Kevin Pope May 2006)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. (Kevin Pope April 2006)
  • Field procedures for satellite telemetry, Tokyo, Japan (Paul Sievert February 2006)
  • Factors Affecting Detection Probabilities on Avian Point Counts (Ted Simons March 2006)
  • Ecology and management of coastal wetlands in Puerto Rico (Francisco Vilella October 2006)
  • Use of distance sampling for estimating raptor populations. Workshop offered to participants of the Neotropical Raptor Congress, 11-14 June, 2006. Iguaz+� National Park, Argentina. (Francisco Vilella June 2006)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2006)
  • Fish identification workshop: taxonomy and identification of the minnows (cyprinidae); conducted at the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Meeting, Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV, 22 March 2006 (Stuart Welsh March 2006)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Joseph Zydlewski May 2006)
  • Workshop on Advances in Macroecological Methods. Department of Animal Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ume+�, Sweden. (Craig Allen November 2005)
  • Coordinator and Co-Instructor- Continuing Education Short Course, USU, Dept. of AWER. May 9-13, 2005. The principles and practice of stream restoration: Part I. Jack Schmidt, Peter Wilcox, and Matt Kondolf- Co-Instructors. (Phaedra Budy May 2005)
  • Investigation of Fish and Mussel Kills (Steven Chipps November 2005)
  • Field Training Workshops for Trapping and Banding Burrowing Owls. 27-30 June 2005, Tucson Arizona. Developed and put-on 3-day training workshop attended by 15 biologists from Department of Defense from across the western U.S. Handled all aspects of organi (Courtney Conway June 2005)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 30 different agencies/organizations from across the country. (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2005)
  • Developer: The Spreadsheet Project (Self-taught modules that teach quantitative methods in ecological sciences) www.uvm.edu/envnr/vtcfwru/spreadsheets.html (Terri Donovan January 2005)
  • Alabama Bobwhite Quail Workshop - Assisted with program development in concert with ADCNR, AWF, and USDA, NRCS staff; delivered introductory remarks and led two-day workshop in Millbrook, AL. (Barry Grand August 2005)
  • Alabama Bobwhite Quail Workshop - Assisted with program development in concert with ADCNR, AWF, and USDA, NRCS staff; delivered introductory remarks and led two-day workshop. Decatur, AL. (Barry Grand July 2005)
  • Modeling recovery of bird populations - Organized and presented a two-day workshop in Anchorage, Alaska entitled "Understanding the impacts of catastrophes on marine bird populations: Using Aves Modeler for population level analyses. Attended by approxima (Barry Grand January 2005)
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman (Elise Irwin October 2005)
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman (Elise Irwin March 2005)
  • Magoulick, D.D. 2005. Line Transect Sampling in Streams. Presented as a workshop to AFS Warmwater Streams Committee, Yellville, AR. (Dan Magoulick August 2005)
  • Train Latin American and North American students in field research techniques. (Thomas Martin May 2005)
  • Train Latin American and North American students in field research techniques (Thomas Martin April 2005)
  • Co-led a theme session entitled Using striped bass and lobster research to link ecosystems and humans? for the Gulf Of Maine Institute (GOMI) Ocean Science Education Institute (OSEI), a summer education program for middle school children interested in en (Martha Mather July 2005)
  • Population modeling (Leandro Miranda October 2005)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Web-Based Tools for Fisheries and Natural Resources in Iowa", January 2005 (Clay Pierce January 2005)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lubbock, Texas. (Kevin Pope December 2005)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2005)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh May 2005)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Stuart Welsh May 2005)
  • Fish identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh April 2005)
  • Workshop on the identification of darters (Stuart Welsh February 2005)
  • Raptor Capture and Handling Techniques (Clint Boal February 2004)
  • Aquatic Plant Control Short Course, Taught grass carp and aquatic plant fish interactions sections. Facilitated by Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, September 2004. (Scott Bonar September 2004)
  • Coordinator and Co-Instructor- Continuing Education Short Course, USU, Dept. of AWER. August 17-27, 2004. The principles and practice of stream restoration. Jack Schmidt- Co-Instructor. (Phaedra Budy August 2004)
  • June 4-8, 2001. Program MARK Workshop. Sponsored by the Wildlife Management Ins. & taught by Dave Anderson, Ken Burnham, Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, and Gary White, Colorado State University. (Phaedra Budy June 2004)
  • A Review of Lake Productivity Indices and Implications for Fisheries Assessment (Steven Chipps March 2004)
  • Native Fish Species Reintroductions: Risks and Rewards, for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Section, Sept. 27, 2004 (Cecil Jennings, Jim Peterson, Michael Conroy September 2004)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop, Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 11 different agencies/organizations from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Mexico. Handled all aspects of training and logistics ass (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2004)
  • Marsh Bird Training Workshop. Yuma, Arizona. Developed and presented 3-day training workshop attended by 60 biologists from 11 different agencies/organizations from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Mexico. Handled all aspects of training and logistics as (Courtney Conway, Christopher Nadeau March 2004)
  • An introduction to the use of distance sampling to estimate the abundance of grassland songbirds. (Duane Diefenbach April 2004)
  • Co-organized Catfish Aging Workshop; a continuing education workshop on aging catfish with otoliths. 2005. (Elise Irwin October 2004)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Elise Irwin July 2004)
  • Becoming an Outdoors Women (Elise Irwin March 2004)
  • Electrofishing safety (Leandro Miranda February 2004)
  • Using MCMC in Winbugs and Python to fit Random Effects and Hierarchical Models. Willdlife Society, Calgary, AB. (Jim Peterson September 2004)
  • Ethics. Oregon State University, Training Session. (Carl Schreck December 2004)
  • Successful Grantsmanship, Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Colloquium, Oregon State University. 35 attendees. (Carl Schreck October 2004)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Instructor Chitwood; 2 courses). (Carl Schreck April 2004)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh May 2004)
  • My students and I taught a two-day workshop in Anchorage, Alaska on the topic of population modeling and the use of the modeling tool we are developing (Aves Modeler). The workshop was entitled, Understanding the impacts of catastrophes on marine bird pop (Jennifer Arnold, Barry Grand October 2003)
  • Biopolitics Course at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Agency School (Scott Bonar June 2003)
  • Population Assessment Short Course. Continued Education, AFS. (Phaedra Budy March 2003)
  • Assisted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a week long Fish Health Workshop at New Mexico State University. (Colleen Caldwell December 2003)
  • Assisted with a 2-day training shortcourse on Communications, New Technology, Ecological Principles, and Social Interface to members of the New Mexico Game Commission and selected representatives of the outdoor/conservation public in New Mexico. (Colleen Caldwell, Robert DuBey September 2003)
  • Co-organizer and presenter of a full-day workshop "Adaptive Management for the Bobwhite Quail Initiative" for personnel of the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division, 17 June 2003, Forsyth, GA (Michael Conroy, Clinton Moore June 2003)
  • Organized a half-day workshop on burrowing owl research efforts and methods used in eastern Washington that was attended by 20 people from 5 state/federal/NGO organizations. (Courtney Conway May 2003)
  • Lecturer for Modern Genetics for Resource Magagers Workshop 2003, as part of the National Park Service's George Wright Meeting. Lecutre was on methods to determine carnivore abundance in Grand Canyon and nearby southwestern National Parks. (Melanie Culver April 2003)
  • Public Involvement Procedures (David Fulton May 2003)
  • Taught "Introduction to Fishing," "Fly Fishing," "Bass Fishing" and "Bow Hunting" in "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" (BOW) program. (Elise Irwin October 2003)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Elise Irwin June 2003)
  • I helped instruct a shorebird identification and wetland management class for the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agency. (David Krementz July 2003)
  • Introduction to the practice and interpretation of multivariate statistics in ecological applications. Workshop presented to Southeast Region National Park Service and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Atlanta, GA. (Jim Long June 2003)
  • Introduction to the practice and interpretation of multivariate statistics in ecological applications. Workshop presented to Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL. (Jim Long March 2003)
  • Powerpoint workshop (Pat Mazik August 2003)
  • Beginning powerpoint (Pat Mazik January 2003)
  • Mourning Dove banding workshop for wildlife staff of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Hell Creek Wildlife Management Area. (Francisco Vilella January 2003)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh November 2003)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh September 2003)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh March 2003)
  • Beginning powerpoint (Stuart Welsh January 2003)
  • Provided 2.5-day training shortcourse on Communications, New Technology, Ecological Principles, and Social Interface to members of the New Mexico Game Commission and selected representatives of the outdoor/conservation public in New Mexico. (Louis Bender, Kenneth Boykin, Colleen Caldwell, Bruce Thompson September 2002)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Raymond Carthy June 2002)
  • Organized and hosted a Burrowing Owl comparative demography workshop at North American Ornithological Conference in New Orleans, 26 September 2002. 25 attendees including scientists from Canada and Mexico. (Courtney Conway September 2002)
  • Population Modeling Workshop, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (Terri Donovan October 2002)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Cecil Jennings June 2002)
  • Krementz, D.G., D.D. Magoulick and W.L. Thompson, Recent Advances in Monitoring Fish and Wildlife Species. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Workshop, Conway, AR. Aug. 2002. (David Krementz August 2002)
  • Recent Advances in Monitoring Fish and Wildlife Populations. Presented as a workshop to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Conway, AR. (Dan Magoulick August 2002)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Donna Parrish June 2002)
  • Co-instructor on decision modeling at White River ecosystem management workshop, July 2002. (Jim Peterson July 2002)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Use of Fishery Analysis and Simulation Tools (FAST) software", January 2002 (Clay Pierce January 2002)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh September 2002)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Stuart Welsh May 2002)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh April 2002)
  • Advanced Pond Management Workshop, 7 February 2002, Stillwater, OK. 120 attendees from Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma State University, and the public. (Dana Winkelman February 2002)
  • Use of relative length frequency to analyze fish population data - AZG&F Dept. Agency School (Scott Bonar June 2001)
  • Population Assessment Short Course. Continued Education, Bonneville AFS. (Phaedra Budy February 2001)
  • Necropsy-based fish health assessment (Colleen Caldwell, Catherine Sykes April 2001)
  • Modeling Mercury Accumuation in Fishes Using Bioenergetic Models (Steven Chipps July 2001)
  • Methods for measuring and estimating demographic parameters in Burrowing Owls (Courtney Conway November 2001)
  • Participated as a lecturer for the 2001 Wildlifers' Genetics Workshop at the Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ; sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Lectures included: molecular taxonomy, individual ID, paternity and group application (Melanie Culver October 2001)
  • Population Modeling Workshop for Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department (Terri Donovan November 2001)
  • Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Managers (Cecil Jennings August 2001)
  • Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Managers (Cecil Jennings February 2001)
  • Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Managers (Cecil Jennings February 2001)
  • I presented two training sessions within the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Workshop held at the University of Arkansas. The workshop was put on by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. (David Krementz February 2001)
  • Participated in a workshop on habitat management for early successional bird species in Louisiana. The workshop was attended by US FWS, LA Wildlife & Fisheries and NGO participants. (David Krementz February 2001)
  • Dan Dessecker of the Ruffed Grouse Society and I conducted a workshop to state and federal land managers and wildlife biologists from the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley on the methods for managing lands for American woodcock. The workshop was sponsored (David Krementz February 2001)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Donna Parrish May 2001)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter, American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Interactive Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis", February 2001 (Clay Pierce February 2001)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh December 2001)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Stuart Welsh November 2001)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh July 2001)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh March 2001)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Alexander Zale August 2001)
  • Put on field training for USFS biologists regarding methods for locating bird nests and standard BBIRD sampling protocols. Advised biologists on statistical methods of analyzing data. 3-4 May 2000. (Courtney Conway May 2000)
  • Organized symposium on "Human Dimensions in Fish and Wildlife Mangement" at 62nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference (David Fulton December 2000)
  • Technical assistance provided to the "Bag Limit Review Committee, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources." (David Fulton November 2000)
  • Decision analysis for natural resource management, August 2000. (Jim Peterson August 2000)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Advanced GIS in Natural Resources", January 2000 (Clay Pierce January 2000)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh September 2000)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh September 2000)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh June 2000)
  • Lecture and "hands-on" laboratory demonstration for veterinary medicine students. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Symposium, VPI&SU, Blacksburg, VA. Symposium sponsored by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. (Melanie Culver January 1999)
  • As Continuing Education Committee Chair of the Iowa Chapter American Fisheries Society, planned and organized short course for fisheries professionals, "Introduction to GIS in Natural Resources", January 1999 (Clay Pierce January 1999)
  • Assist in operational data collection for the Eastern Prarie Popultion Canada Goose Technical Section of Mississippi Flyway Council. (David Andersen January 2010)
  • Co-organizer and presenter of workshop "Workshop for Migration Monitoring of North American Birds," 14-18 September 1993, Simcoe, Ontario (Clinton Moore September 1993)
  • Beyond Before-After-Control-Impact (BACI): an experimental design for reliably detecting environmental change. The workshop covered asymmetrical analysis of variance designs and models for detecting change in time series date. (Steven Chipps February 2012)
  • OSA Webinar--Overview and rationale for project entitled Designing sustainable landscapes for avian conservation. (Jaime Collazo, James Grand July 2013)
  • Co-organizer and presenter of a full-day workshop "The Play's the Thing: An Adaptive Management Re-enactment," The Wildlife Society 15th Annual Conference, 8-12 November 2008, Miami, FL (Clinton Moore, Michael Conroy, Ken Williams November 2008)
  • Co-organizer of symposium "The Role of Large Scale Experiments in Wildlife Management: Principles and Practice," The Wildlife Society 5th Annual Conference, 22-26 September 1998, Buffalo, NY (Clinton Moore, Michael Conroy September 1998)
  • Co-organizer of symposium "Demographics of Reintroduced Populations: Estimation, Modeling, and Decision Analysis," The Wildlife Society 18th Annual Conference, 5-10 Nov 2011, Waikoloa, HI (Clinton Moore, Sarah Converse November 2011)
  • Co-organizer of symposium "Applications of Decision Analysis for Wildlife Population Management," The Wildlife Society 23rd Annual Conference, 15-19 October 2016, Raleigh, NC (Clinton Moore, Abby Lawson, Tara Crawford October 2016)
  • Modeling survival using radio telemetry and nest monitoring data (Duane Diefenbach April 2009)
  • Integral Projection Models Workshop. IPMs represent the next generation of stage-classified demographic models by offering all of the advantages of discrete matrix models in a more general framework. In the simplest form of an IPM, individuals of a population are classified along a continuous state variable (e.g., volume, height, weight), and the vital rates involved in the life cycle of the species (e.g., survival, growth, reproduction) are modeled through a series of simple, biologically intuitive regressions. More complex IPMs can include age × size × habitat interactions, stochastic modeling, and coupling of genetic information on population dynamics. (Thomas Edwards August 2012)
  • Pathways to Success: Principles of Public Involvement. This workshop was designed to provide participants with an introduction to public involvement principles and techniques. Participants gained an understanding of what it means for an agency to have a public involvement philosophy and ability to recognize situations when public involvement is needed. Participants learned how to select appropriate public involvement techniques and how to design a public involvement program. Strengths and weaknesses of various public involvement techniques were discussed. Provided to participants at the 75th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, IN (Larry Gigliotti February 2015)
  • An Overview of Adaptive Management - Provided for participants attending the Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Bismarck, ND. (Larry Gigliotti February 2013)
  • Design and analysis of tagging studies used to estimate fishing and natural mortality. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society 2014 Spring Meeting, Charleston, SC. Co-instructor with Janice Kerns (U. Florida) (Joseph Hightower January 2014)
  • Continuing Education short-course for NC AFS chapter, February 28, 2012. Co-instructor with Kim Sparks, Chris DeRolph. ArcMap, web services, and ArcGIS 10. Raleigh, NC. (Joseph Hightower February 2012)
  • Hightower, J. E. 2009. Estimating fish mortality rates using conventional tagging and telemetry. Conservation Science Web Conference Series, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shepherdstown, WV, July 16, 2009. (Joseph Hightower July 2009)
  • Co-instructor, An Introduction to Graphing and Modeling using R & RStudio (2017)
    — Full-day workshop, taught at the Southern Division meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Oklahoma City, OK (9 participants)
    (Brian Irwin, Tiffany Vidal February 2017)
  • Co-Instructor for "Introduction to R for Fisheries Scientists", Southern Division, American Fisheries Society Continuing Education Workshop, Savannah, GA (Brian Irwin January 2015)
  • Instructor for "Introduction to AD Model Builder", University of GA, Athens, GA (Brian Irwin April 2014)
  • Organizer of a full-day workshop "Adaptive Management of Alligator Harvests in Florida" for federal, university, and state partners; 2010 Adaptive Management Conference Series, 9-12 March 2010, Gainesville, FL (Clinton Moore, Fred Johnson March 2010)
  • Co-organizer and presenter of a full-day workshop "Adaptive Wildlife Management: Concepts, Optimization Tools, and Case Studies," The Wildlife Society 8th Annual Conference, 25-29 September 2001, Reno, NV (Clinton Moore, Bill Kendall, Bruce Lubow September 2001)
  • Workshop on resumes and cover letters for WVU chpt of AFS (Pat Mazik September 2011)
  • Workshop on resumes and cover letters for WVU chpt of TWS (Pat Mazik September 2011)
  • Workshop on resumes and cover letters for SEAFWA (Pat Mazik October 2010)
  • Workshop on career choices: strategy of job hunting at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik November 2009)
  • Workshop on jobs in natural resources at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik October 2008)
  • Workshop on how to get into graduate school at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik October 2007)
  • Workshop on cover letters and resume at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik November 2006)
  • Co-facilitation of a stakeholder workshop "Structured Decision Making for Jekyll Island Causeway Management," Jekyll Island, GA (organized by Brian Crawford) (Clinton Moore August 2014)
  • Co-organizer and presenter at symposium "Decision Analysis" at 2009 EURING Analytical Meeting, 14-20 September 2009, Montesilvano, ITALY (Clinton Moore September 2009)
  • Co-organizer, presenter, and panelist of a symposium "Implementing Adaptive Management on National Wildlife Refuges," The Wildlife Society 15th Annual Conference, 8-12 November 2008, Miami, FL (Clinton Moore November 2008)
  • Over the water training (Annika Walters May 2015)
  • ATV training. (Annika Walters October 2014)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

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