Dates: 29 July – 2 August 2013
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa
Biodiversity data can be used in a wide diversity of analyses to provide very useful insights. One of these uses–ecological niche modeling and the related species distribution modeling–is the focus of one of the Nairobi courses (February 2012), but many other analyses can be carried out. This course will provide an overview of and introduction to a suite of additional analyses: place prioritization, survey gap analysis and inventory completeness metrics, species inventories, macroecological analyses, etc., presented by experts from the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and elsewhere. The diversity of topics should be quite rewarding, as many of them are interrelated and interconnected. The course will include conceptual overviews, detailed instructions for implementation, and as much hands-on exploration as possible.
DA Course Leaders:
- Dr. A. Townsend Peterson: Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas
- Dr. Adolfo Navarro Sigüenza: Coordinador de Biología Evolutiva, UNAM
- Dr. Rafael Loyola: Conservation Biogeography Lab, Institute of Biological SciencesUniversidade Federal de Goias
- Dr. Thiago Rangel: Theoretical Ecology & Synthesis, Institute of Biological SciencesUniversidade Federal de Goias
Participants in Attendance: 19 Total = 9 from outside of Cape Town and 10 from the greater Cape Town area.