WORKSHOP CMR ANALYSIS 2018

WORKSHOP ON CAPTURE-RECAPTURE ANALYSIS 2018

26-30 November 2018, Mallorca, SPAIN

This introductory course aims to introduce students, researchers and environmental managers to the theory and practical aspects of the analysis of capture-mark-recapture and –recovery data to estimate survival, recruitment and dispersal probabilities. The course is based on theoretical classes as well as practical sessions with real and simulated data.

Places: 20 
Price: 360 Є
To register send a message to
g.tavecchia-at-uib.es
Dead line for registration: 30 September 2018


Why another Capture-Mark-Recapture course?

The analysis of individual-based data is rapidly expanding in ecological studies. Statisticians and population ecologists are working together adapting the analytical framework to answer finer ecological questions. We believe there is a need for an introductory course on capture-mark-recapture techniques aimed to those PhD students, postdocs, researchers and environmental managers willing to approach this constantly evolving field. No previous knowledge on capture-mark-recapture or capture-mark-recovery analyses is necessary.



What is this course?

The course aims to introduce students, researchers and environmental managers to the theory and practical aspects of the analysis of capture-mark-recapture and –recovery data to estimate survival, recruitment and dispersal probabilities. The course is based on theoretical classes as well as practical sessions with real and simulated data. 


Time-table (indicative):
Monday 26
14h30-15h15 Arrival and presentation
15h15-17h45 Introduction to ecological modelling (Theory).
Tuesday 27:
9h15-11h15 Capture-recapture analysis: study design and first steps
11h15-11h30 Coffee break
11h30-13h45 Exercises
13h45-15h30 Lunch
15h30- 17h45 Single-site analysis I: Time-dependent survival y external covariates.
Wednesday 28
9h00-11h15 Single-site analysis II: The effect of group, age and individual covariates.
11h15-11h30 Coffee break
11h30-13h45 Exercises
13h45-15h30 Lunch
15h30-17h45. Single-site analysis III: The “Robust design” and the estimate of population size.
Thursday 29
9h15-11h15 Multisite-analysis: Dispersion and recruitment probabilities.
11h00-11h15 Coffee break
11h30-13h45 Exercises
13h45-15h30 Lunch
15h30-17h45. The analysis of capture-mark-recovery data 
Friday 30
9h15-11h15 The new models.

11h15-11h30 Coffee break

11h30-13h45 Exercises / Analysis of Participants’ data 


Who is organizing this course?


The course is organized by the Animal Demography and Ecology Group of the IMEDEA http://imedea.uib-csic.es/bc/ecopob/
http://animaldemography.blogspot.com/.

 
Lectures will be given by Dr. G. Tavecchia, Dr. A. Sanz and Dr. A. Rotger, researchers at GEDA. Invited researchers sometimes help in teaching as well as practical classes.



When and where?


The course will be held in Esporles (Mallorca, Spain) at the IMEDEA (CSIC – UIB, http://www.imedea.uib.es/) from the 26th to the 30th of November 2018.


The closest (and only) airport on Mallorca island is outside the city of Palma. There are several companies offering low-cost flights to Mallorca from nearly every European capital.


Esporles is a village at c. 14 km North of Palma city. There are regular buses between Palma and Esporles (c. 35min journey, about 3.5 € return). You can easily find an accommodation in Palma, stay in one of the three hotels in Esporles or rent a small flat. We will send you more detailed information if you decide to come. 

Note that the course will begin at 14h30 on Monday and will end at 14h30 on Friday. You might be able to fly during working days.



How much does it cost and how to pay?


Registration fee is 360 €

The fee includes the course material and coffee/tea during Coffee breaks.

Inscription should be done by sending a message to : g.tavecchia@uib.es before the 30th of September 2018 specifying, name, surname, institute and a short description of your work.

Registration fee should be paid by bank transfer before the 10th of October 2018 to the following address

Bank: BANKIA 
Name: University of Balearic Islands
Description: <Name and surname > - Capture-Recapture Course
Codes for international transfer:  IBAN: ES70 2038 3471 2364 0000 3623
SWIFT/BIC: CAHMESMMXXX

What do I need?
You need a laptop (important!) with the following freely available software already installed:
1- U_CARE : http://www.cefe.cnrs.fr/fr/recherche/bc/bbp/264-logiciels
2- MARK:  http://www.phidot.org/software/mark/downloads/
3- R:   http://cran.r-project.org/ (>Software > Packages).

For more information:   g.tavecchia-at-uib.es
tel. 971611824
fax: 971611761

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