Ecological Niche Modelling Course, Nairobi, Kenya
Niche Modelling Course, Nairobi, Kenya: 25-28 February 2013
in Nairobi, Kenya
by: JRS Biodiversity Foundation
All students, researchers, technicians, and other persons with
interests in this field from Africa
: costs of participation (Transportation costs, course fee, meals)
February 2013 for Ecological Niche Modelling Course
words: Ecological, Niche, biodiversity , modelling, Africa
niche modelling has fast become an extremely popular methodology in
the use, exploration, and analysis of biodiversity data.
a tool, niche modelling offers the possibility of understanding
species’ geographic distributions (actual and potential) in
detail, as well as an understanding of species’ environmental
requirements (i.e., the ecological niche).
tools for niche modelling are now widely and freely available, a
clear and appropriate thinking framework for the use of the tool is
often not in hand, leading to many partial or inappropriate
course is designed to provide in-depth training in the use of niche
modelling as an approach to biodiversity data.
Pearson, Enrique Martinez-Meyer,
all leaders in this field in North America.
applicants should note that all courses will be taught in English,
but that we will make every effort to accommodate French-speaking
applicants as well, via translation if possible.
researchers, students, technicians, planners, managers, and other
interested persons from across Africa are welcome to apply.
maximize cost-effectiveness, participants from outside of East
Africa will be limited in number, particularly in light of plans to
hold parallel courses in at least three other African cities in the
20-25 applicants will be selected to participate in the training
course. Final selection of participants will be based on the
of course material to the applicant’s occupation, research,
studies, or overall interest.
knowledge or experience in related fields so as to maximize the
benefit of participation in the training course.
for further sharing and diffusion of knowledge acquired during
of letter of recommendation from current employer/supervisor.
to support from the JRS Biodiversity Foundation, costs of
participation in the course will be covered by the program.
costs will be covered, and meals will be provided during training
sessions; per diems will not be provided, in light of all relevant
expenses being covered.
maximize numbers of course participants that the program can
accommodate, participants residing in Nairobi or within a commute of
approximately 1 hour of the ICIPE campus will be reimbursed for
daily travel to and from the ICIPE campus during the course.
and snacks during breaks will be provided for these local
participants traveling from outside Nairobi will be funded for
travel from the closest major city in their home or resident country
to Nairobi and back.
longer-distance participants will be provided food and lodging on
the ICIPE campus for the duration of the course.
are responsible for assuring that all of the following materials are
in the hands of the program organizers.
form (found below)
of recommendation from employer/home institution
applications are due no later than 1
NOVEMBER 2012 and
applicants accepted to the training course will be notified by 15
materials and any questions regarding the application process may be
addressed to the course organizers (Town
the project director) at BiodivTraining@google.com.
further Information, please
informal inquires , please
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