Spatial Modelling workshop

Project 2009/46: Workshop - Spatial modelling of cetacean habitat use and abundance

Dr Lars Bejder, Dr Guido J. Parra, Professor Philip S. Hammond and Dr Ana Canadas
Murdoch University

Delivery of two five-day workshop on issues in, and methods for, studying marine mammal habitat use and abundance using spatial modelling of survey data. Applications include predicting species distributions, projecting potential environmental impacts, and supporting marine reserve planning. The workshops will comprise lectures (including presentation of case studies), demonstrations, and practical work especially data processing and analysis. The focus will be on practical hands-on application, and on understanding the problems that arise in real studies. The final day of the workshop will be dedicated to discussion of issues arising and consultation on design and analysis for specific project data.

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