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Biodiversity Conservation Society Sarawak
Pertubuhan Konservasi Biodiversiti Sarawak
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Past workshops involving BCSS

April 2017 Boot Camp at XTBG, China

In association with ATBC and the Xishuanbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, we ran a Boot Camp as a post-event workshop after the ATBC-Asia Pacific regional meeting.

International workshop

January 2017 - Multispecies Occupancy Modelling with Marc Kéry

This was a 6-day workshop with the first half spent reviewing Bayesian analysis of occupancy data with JAGS, and the second half devoted to Multispecies Occupancy models.

We were pleased to welcome Marc Kéry of the Swiss Ornithological Institute back to Malaysia for his second workshop with us.

December 2016 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
November 2016 Boot Camp in Kuching
October 2016 Boot Camp in Jogjakarta, Indonesia (HarimauKita)
September 2016 Boot Camp in Bhutan (UWICE)
July 2016 - GIS using QGIS and R in Bangkok (KMUTT)
July 2016 - Graphics with R in Bangkok (KMUTT)
July 2016 Boot Camp in Singapore (ATBC and SCB)
April 2016 Boot Camp at Baluran NP, Indonesia (Copenhagen Zoo)
March 2016 - GIS with QGIS and R in Kuala Lumpur
March 2016 Bayes with JAGS in Kuala Lumpur
January 2016 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
December 2015 - BCSS instructors' workshop in Kuala Lumpur
November 2015 Boot Camp in Terengganu, Malaysia (UMT)
September 2015 - Simulations and modelling with R in Khulna, Bangladesh (WildTeam)
September 2015 Boot Camp in Khulna, Bangladesh (WildTeam)
July 2015 - Simulations and modelling with R in Bangkok, Thailand (KMUTT)
July 2015 Boot Camp in Bangkok, Thailand (KMUTT)
International workshop

April 2015 - Asking Social Science questions in conservation with Freya St John and Aidan Keane

Dr Freya St. John of the University of Kent and Dr Aidan Keane of Edinburgh University led this workshop, focusing on the use of questionnaire surveys in relation to wildlife conservation, but also placing this research in the context of social science. A key component was the use of special methods to elicit information on sensitive or illegal activities. See here for an outline of the content.

March 2015 Boot Camp in Phnom Penh (ATBC)
January 2015 Basic Bayes in Kuala Lumpur
January 2015 - Simulations and Modelling with R in Kuala Lumpur
January 2015 - Graphics with R in Kuala Lumpur
December 2014 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
August 2014 Boot Camp at Semenyih, Malaysia (SCB)
July 2014 Boot Camp in Bangkok (KMUTT)
International workshop

February 2014 - Introductory Bayesian population analysis using WinBUGS and JAGS with Marc Kéry

Dr Marc Kéry of the Swiss Ornithological Institute gave us a gentle introduction to the Bayesian analysis of a broad array of model classes relevant to population ecologists. The content was based on selections of his two existing books, Introduction to WinBUGS for ecologists and Bayesian population analysis co-authored with Michael Schaub, and an upcoming booking being written with Andy Royle. An outline of the workshop content is here.

February 2014 Basic Bayes in Kuala Lumpur
December 2013 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
November 2013 Boot Camp at Lambir NP, Sarawak
October 2013 - Simulations and Modelling with R in Kuala Lumpur
June 2013 Boot Camp in Vientiane, Lao PDR (WCS)
Jan-Feb 2013 Boot Camp in Kuching, Sarawak
January 2013 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
December 2012 - GIS using Quantum GIS in Kuala Lumpur
November 2012 - Graphics with R in Kuala Lumpur
November 2012 Basic Bayes in Kuala Lumpur
July 2012 Basic Bayes in Kuching, Sarawak
May 2012 - Graphics with R in Kuching, Sarawak
April 2012 - Biodiversity estimation in Kuching, Sarawak
Feb-Mar 2012 - Scientific communication in Kuching, Sarawak
International workshop

February 2012 - Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) with Jane Elith

Dr Jane Elith and Dr Joanne Potts of University of Melbourne (Australia) led the workshop, which featured the use of R packages to prepare data sets and generation of models using both MaxEnt and regression methods, including Boosted Regression Trees (BRT). An outline schedule is here.

January 2012 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
December 2011 Boot Camp in Kuching, Sarawak
September 2011 Boot Camp in Astana, Kazakhstan (CLP)
International workshop

March 2011 - Wildlife density estimation with Spatially Explicit Capture-Recapture (SECR) with Murray Efford

Murray Efford of the University of Otago (NZ) introduced the theory of SECR and showed participants how to use his 'products', DENSITY and the 'secr' package. There was also a brief discussion of Bayesian analysis methods. Click here for an outline schedule.

January 2011 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
December 2010 Boot Camp in Vientiane, Lao PDR (CLP)
October 2010 Boot Camp in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia (WWF)
International workshop

March 2010 - Modeling Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence with Darrly MacKenzie

Darryl MacKenzie of Proteus Wildlife Research Consultants presented the latest methods for modeling patterns and dynamics of species occurrence in a landscape while accounting for the imperfect detection of the species. Participants were introduced to the PRESENCE software package through worked examples. Topics included:

  • single-season occupancy models for patterns in species occurrence
  • multiple-season occupancy models for dynamic of species occurrence
  • study design and it's influence on the interpretation of "occupancy"
  • species co-occurrence models
  • community-level applications
  • multi-state occupancy models
  • integrated modeling of habitat and species occurrence dynamics.
January 2010 Boot Camp in Kuching, Sarawak
January 2010 Social science surveys in Kuala Lumpur
December 2009 Boot Camp in Kuala Lumpur
June 2009 Boot Camp in Kuching, Sarawak
March 2009 - Social science surveys in Kuala Lumpur
Feb-Mar 2009 Two Boot Camps in Kuching, Sarawak
January 2009 The first Boot Camp, in Kuala Lumpur
 

Updated 29 June 2017 by Mike Meredith