NTRES 6940

NTRES 6940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under the number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

When Offered Fall or spring.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Design and Analysis of Camera Trap Studies

  • 16772NTRES 6940  LEC 002

  • We will read and discuss the camera trapping literature and identify key assumptions that are made regarding designing camera trap studies for occupancy and capture-recapture. We will place an emphasis on spatial processes and investigate sampling design choices (e.g., systematic random, simple random, clustered, trap spacing) and how they are affected by objectives and state variables of interest (e.g., species richness, diversity, abundance, density, site-level occupancy, species distribution, behavior, connectivity). The 2 credit option will explore implications of different design choices (e.g., what is optimal trap spacing under uniform and clustered designs for objectives related to density estimation vs. connectivity vs. occupancy? What is the best design when accounting for individual heterogeneity?) via simulation in the R programming environment, and will contribute to a group manuscript that will be published in the peer reviewed literature.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: IARD 4940IARD 6940NTRES 4940

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Property Rights & Landscape Management

  • 18669NTRES 6940  LEC 004