Two-day Technical Workshop: Biodiversity Informatics and Species Distribution Modelling

Fri, 19 October 2018, 9:30 AM - Sat, 20 October 2018, 5:30 PM [GMT]

Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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Standard Attendee Partial Approval -€100.00

All attendees will receive morning and afternoon refreshments plus lunch on both days of the technical workshop. Also, attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of the R statistical environment, including data input/output, data manipulation, test statistics and regression.

GBIF GB25 Delegate Partial Approval - €50.00

These places have been reserved for GBIF Governing Board meeting delegates and are to be issued to those who have been selected by the GBIF Secretariat upon an expression of interest forwarded to GB25@gbif.org. All attendees will receive morning and afternoon refreshments plus lunch on both days of the technical workshop. Also, attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of the R statistical environment, including data input/output, data manipulation, test statistics and regression.

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Fri, 19 October 2018, 9:30 AM - Sat, 20 October 2018, 5:30 PM [GMT]

About the Event

Lead by Prof. Nicklaus E. Zimmermann, the two-day course will cover best practice approaches to utilising GBIF-mediated biodiversity data and species distribution modelling. Conducted though R, the focal areas covered will include effective data management, assessing data quality and quantifying bias, data visualisation, habitat suitability and distribution modelling.

To download a full programme for the two-day workshop please head over to the following page: http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/gbif-gb25/

Prof. Niklaus E. Zimmermann is Head of the Land Use Dynamic Research Unit of the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL and Adjunct Professor in Macroecology at the ETH Zurich. His research areas include vegetation ecology, vegetation dynamics, and plant species diversity at various spatial and temporal scales. In the past few years, he has focused on modelling biophysical constraints of species and community distribution along spatial (real) and theoretical gradients, and on modelling species competitive dynamics on large spatial scales. This research required the interaction of plant ecophysiology, ecological theory, biophysical ecology and involved mainly GIS-analyses, programming and statistics.

Prof. Zimmermann has authored 176 papers and since 2014 has been ranked by the Web of Science as one of the top 1% of highly cited researchers worldwide in Ecology.  Sections of the workshop will be based on his latest book published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press: Antoine Guisan, Wilfried Thuiller, Niklaus E. Zimmermann; Habitat Suitability and Distribution Models: With Applications in R.


Should you wish to get in contact with the organisers if you have any queries regarding the event, please email Tomás at tmurray@biodiversityireland.ie or Ben at bmalone@biodiversityireland.ie.

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National Biodiversity Data Centre Beechfield House WIT West Campus Carriganore Co. Waterford

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