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Ecology class at South Dakota State University

Unit personnel teach the following courses at Utah State University:
J. A. Bissonette:
WILD 6710-7710, Wildlife Ecology (Spring )
T. C. Edwards:
WILD 6500, Biometry: Design and Analysis of Ecological Research (Fall)
P. Budy
WATS 3100/5100, Fish Diversity and Conservation (Fall 2008, 27 students)
WATS 3100/5100, Fish Diversity and Conservation Laboratory Practicum (Fall 2008, 9 students)

Courses Taught

  • baseR - Data Management and Manipulation in R (Thomas Edwards 2018)
  • Biometry - Design and Analysis of Ecological Research (Thomas Edwards 2017)
  • baseR - Data Management and Manipulation in R (Thomas Edwards 2017)
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Training Offered

  • AFWA-sponsored works shop on assessing decision-risk associated with the use of species range maps in conservation and management. (Thomas Edwards September 2018)
  • 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)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 36

Presentations: 122


Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  4. Utah State University/College of Natural Resources
  5. Wildlife Management Institute