Courses in Experimental Design & Data Analysis

The Program for Field Studies in Tropical Asia will be organising three statistics courses associated with the ATBC conference in Cairns. All three courses use open source R softwear and participants must bring their own laptops. The Basic course is targeted at students with limited or no prior statistics knowledge, and will take participants through the basics of experimental design, simple linear models, GLMs, and basic linear mixed models. The Advance course is targeted at those who feel comfortable with basic statistics and will focus on more complex GLMMs. Following the conference we will be holding a course on INLA, a package that uses a Bayesian framework, with Laplace approximation, that enables modeling of complex correlation structures.

 For more information please click HERE.

 Cost: $355 AUD

Cost includes: course fees, 7 nights accomodation and 3 meals per day.

 For further information of an academic nature, please contact Rhett Harrison:

Workshop in Bangalore, India: Ecosystem Monitoring and Forest Census Research

NCBS Conference 19-20 May 2014

Workshop and mini-conference in Bangalore, India, in May. This will be held at National Centre for Biological Sciences (home to the Community and Ecosystem Ecology Lab of Dr Mahesh Sankaran), and is in collaboration with Dr Toby Marthews, University of Oxford, UK.

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XTBG-OTS Climate Change Fieldcourse (16th June-16th July, 2014) open for registration


Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (XTBG) will be hosting a graduate field course on the ‘Ecology of Climate Change in the Tropics and Subtropics’ this summer, from June 16th to July 16th, in collaboration with the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS).

The instructors will come from China, the USA, the UK and Australia. XTBG is in charge of recruiting students from China and the rest of Asia, while OTS is recruiting in the USA and Latin America.

More details are available on the web sites below. If you have graduate students who are interested, they need to apply very soon, as we have a very limited number of places available. We will also consider recently graduated ‘early career’ researchers.

Course Website (English)

Course Website (Chinese)

Announcement Poster (PDF)

Tropical Biology Association Summer Field Courses

Calling all 3rd year biologists!

Euro_poster_2014_finalDo you have a keen interest in conservation and tropical ecology?

Are you looking to gain valuable experience in the field?

Would you like to improve your biological skills?

If so, one of our month-long field-based training courses is for you!

In 2014, our exciting programme of activities will run in Uganda, Tanzania, and Madagascar; each course will give you the opportunity to:

  • Build on your theoretical understanding with ‘hands on’ field practice
  • Design and carry out your own research project
  • Collaborate with a committed group of international students and biology teachers

Details of our courses are included in the attached files. For further information and applications, visit our website at:

Links to poster and powerpoint advertisements.


Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Master’s Program

Accepting applications now for 2014 (2014_Earth_Expeditions_Flier)

EarthexpeditionsOXFORD, Ohio (Oct. 15, 2013) – Applications are now being accepted for 2014 field courses and the Global Field Program master’s, which offer groundbreaking courses in 13 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. New for 2014 is a course in India.

Earth Expeditions graduate courses and the Global Field Program (GFP) master’s degree bring together graduate students, scientists, educators and community leaders at critical conservation sites worldwide. Sites for 2014 include the Amazon, Australia, Baja, Belize, Borneo, Costa Rica, Guyana, Hawai’i, India, Kenya, Mongolia, Namibia and Thailand.

Tuition for seven graduate credits and all basic in-country expenses are covered in the course costs, which are reduced because of support from Miami University. Accepted students are responsible for airfare.

Earth Expeditions and the GFP can be completed part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. They are open to educators and other professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree from any discipline. For information and to apply, please visit:

Earth Expeditions:

Global Field Program:

Applicants may be interested in Dragonfly’s additional master’s degree, the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP), co-delivered with premier learning institutions in select U.S. cities. Current AIP sites are located in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego, New York and Seattle. For more information, visit

Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits and graduate programs worldwide. Dragonfly is housed at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio, established in 1809 and listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lahrmann

Project Dragonfly, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056


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Workshop on Primate Ecology and Conservation in Suriname

AdekA workshop on Primate Ecology and Conservation will take place between 3-12 September 2013 at the Anton de Kom University, Paramaribo & Brownsberg Nature Park, Suriname. This workshop is open to students in the Environmental Sciences Program, Anton de Kom University of Suriname and the Biology Program of the Advanced Teachers Training Institute. Classroom and field training in primates of Suriname, community ecology, GIS use and mapping, conservation of primate habitats and presentation of professional papers. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Ouboter ( or Ms. Sonja Carilho (, Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Ms. Joelaika Behari-Ramdas at the Advanced Teachers Training Institute (, or Dr. Marilyn Norconk ( Funding for the workshop was provided by the International Primatological Society (Jacobsen Award) and Primate Conservation, Inc. (Primate Workshop Flyer)