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Excited about spatial ecology? This course is a great place to get you started. Learn how to use the amazing power of GIS in ecological research. This course is designed to provide conservation scientists with essential skills to perform habitat suitability analysis for any species. With background lectures and step-by-step demonstrations in ArcGIS, you will learn how to create a Binary as well as a Weighted suitability analysis. The course makes use of video lectures, notes and exercises using real-world data to assess habitat suitability for the Jaguar in South America.
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|Section 1: Course Introduction|
What this course coversPreview
How to get a copy of ArcGIS
Questions asked by ecologists
Habitat Suitability Analysis versus Species Distribution ModelingPreview
What we will produce in the course
|Quiz 1||3 questions|
This quiz will test your background and knowledge of basic concepts.
Your Special Invitation
|Section 2: Binary Habitat Suitability Analysis|
What is Binary Habitat Suitability Analysis?Preview
How the Binary Suitability Analysis technique works
Binary suitability analysis for the Jaguar in S. America I
Binary suitability analysis for the Jaguar in S. America II
Binary Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S.America III
|Section 3: Weighted Habitat Suitability Analysis|
The concept of weighted habitat suitability analysisPreview
Weighted Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S. America I
Weighted Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S. America II
Weighted Suitability Analysis for the Jaguar in S. America III
What do you know about Suitability Analysis?
|Section 4: Analysis polishing and final notes|
Make the finals models realistic
Valuable sources of GIS Data for ecological research
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