Invited Short Courses

The following proposals have been invited to the 2018 NACCB Program.  This list is subject to change pending decisions of organizers. Visit the Short Course Page to learn more about this session type.

Session Title
Survey Research Methods: Sampling and Questionnaire Design –  Organizer(s): Kenneth E Wallen, University of Arkansas; Ashley Dayer, Virginia Tech; Carly Sponarski, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, University of Maine
From Concept to Practice: Professional Ethics for Applied Biology and Natural Resource Professionals –  Organizer(s): Pamela Zevit, Association of Professional Biology (BC)
Using occupancy models to address conservation questions –  Organizer(s): Mariana Nagy-Reis, University of Alberta; César Estevo, University of Alberta
Google Tools for Conservation: Analysis & Storytelling –  Organizer(s): Tanya Birch, Google Earth Outreach
Wildlife Insights: Providing a global camera trap data management and analytics platform for wildlife conservation, monitoring, education, and outreach –  Organizer(s): Eric Fegraus, Conservation International; Tim O’Brian, Wildlife Conservation Society; Tanya Birch, Google Earth Outreach; Susan Townsend, Wildlife Ecology & Consulting; Jorge Ahumada, Conservation International; Stephanie Schuttler, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
New web-based tools for analyzing satellite Earth observations and ground-collected data –  Organizer(s): Cynthia Schmidt, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute/NASA; Lindsey Harriman, SGT, Inc. contractor to the USGS
Improving conservation outcomes with social science: An application of key theories to affect attitude and behavior change –  Organizer(s): Alia Dietsch, Ohio State University; Dara Wild, Iowa State University; Marc Stern, Virginia Tech

Invited Workshops

The following proposals have been invited to the 2018 NACCB Program.  This list is subject to change pending decisions of organizers. Visit the Workshops Page to learn more about this session type.

Session Title
An Introduction to HexSim Demography and Genetics –  Organizer(s): Nathan Schumaker, US Environmental Protection Agency; Marie-Josée Fortin, University of Toronto; Marcia Snyder, US Environmental Protection Agency
How to use your science to inform and influence policy for concrete conservation outcomes –  Organizer(s): Katie Gibbs, Evidence for Democracy
How to use social media to communicate conservation biology, and why you should –  Organizer(s): David Shiffman, Simon Fraser University
Using Systematic Planning to Inform and Improve Conservation Science, Policy, and Practice –  Organizer(s): Andrew Bridges, Institute for Wildlife Studies; Quinn Shurtliff, Wastren Advantage Inc.; Robert Sutter, Enduring Conservation Outcomes
Introduction to Matrix Population Models and Demographic Analysis Using the COM(P)ADRE Matrix Databases –  Organizer(s): Judy Che-Castaldo, Lincoln Park Zoo
Civic Engagement and Conservation Apps in the College Classroom –  Organizer(s): Jacqualine Grant, Southern Utah University
Introduction to qualitative data collection and analysis –  Organizer(s): Becky Thomas, Slippery Rock University; Jessica Sparks, University of Denver
Modeling and Mapping Climate-wise Connectivity and Relative Priority of Linkages –  Organizer(s): John Gallo, Conservation Biology Institute