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DEPARTMENT OF BIODIVERSITY at UP FAMNIT is announcing a series of courses

MODERN METHODS IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

 

These courses are aimed at undergraduate students of natural and environmental sciences. The series includes the following courses: Biological Data Analysis in R, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Biodiversity Research, Methods in Conservation Genetics, Morphometrics in Biological sciences and other relevant topics.

The courses will be taught by profesionals from the field of conservation biology, who use these methods as part of their ongoing research and teach them as a part of FAMNIT's undergraduate and postgraduate study programmes Biodiversity and Nature conservation at UP FAMNIT.


YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2ND COURSE

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

26th and 27th May 2018, Koper, Slovenia

Geographic information systems (GIS) play an important role in detecting and studying spatial patterns of biodiversity. GIS is a fundamental tool in biodiversity conservation and is widely used in understanding known species distributions, modelling their potential distribution, planning protected areas and assessing their efficiency in conserving biodiversity.

The objective of this 2-day course is to demonstrate the utilities of GIS in conservation biology research, and to teach participants how to manipulate, analyse and cartographically represent biological and environmental spatial data using basic techniques in GIS software. The course will cover the fundamentals of using ESRI ARC GIS software through answering practical biodiversity conservation questions.

The course is aimed primarily at senior undergraduate students (i.e. 2nd and 3rd year of Bachelor study) of Biology, Ecology, Environmental Sciences and related studies. No previous experience in ESRI ARC GIS is required. Participants will work on computers and software provided by UP FAMNIT. Working on own laptops is also possible if a licenced one-month trial version of ESRI ARC GIS (available on this link) is installed prior to the course.

The course will be taught by Peter Glasnović, PhD, researcher and teaching assistant at the Department of Biodiversity, University of Primorska, who teaches GIS at UP FAMNIT and uses it regularly in his research.

WHEN AND WHERE?

26th to 27th May 2018 in the computer lab RU3 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Kettejeva ulica 1, Koper, Slovenia.

AVAILABILITY

The course is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.

FEES

Course fee is 40 €, which covers  tuition, coffee and lunch breaks. Travel and accommodation expenses are not included. Payment details will be announced with the selection notification. The selection of participants will be based on motivational letters.

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration deadline: Registration is closed.

Participants selection notification sent out: 8th May 2018

Registration fee payment deadline: 15th May 2018

HOW TO APPLY?

To apply, fill out the registration form. Motivational letter is limited to 1000 characters.

Inquiries can be sent to matic.jancic@famnit.upr.si.