The biostatistics workshop gives participants a detailed overview on statistics and experimental design of biological monitoring.
This eight-day course includes practical, hands-on experience with statistical programmes commonly used by conservationists.
Participants must have a basic understanding of statistics in order to attend the workshop. The first day covers an introduction to statistical thinking (jargon, probability, theory) followed by an introduction to monitoring strategies. The remainder of the course is broken down into lecture and practical sessions. Some sessions will consist of a series of lectures and hands-on activities to learn sampling techniques, like capture-recapture, distance sampling, and occupancy. Other sessions will consist of learning how to use statistical software to analyse the data collected in morning exercises.
The course also includes a field trip with discussions about the practical application of methods learned in the classroom.