USGS scientist Catherine Jarnevich is conducting a two-day workshop on 11-12 June 2012 entitled, "An introduction to species distribution modeling using the Software for Automated Habitat Modeling." The workshop, for invasive species researchers and students from Colorado State University, will be held at the Fort Collins Science Center's Resource for Advanced Modeling in Fort Collins, CO. The training will consist of an overview of species distribution modeling techniques used by USGS scientists in invasive species research and hands-on training using the SAHM:VisTrails software developed by RAM staff. USGS contractor Marian Talbert (CSG) will be giving a talk at this workshop on the model-fitting process using SAHM\Vistrails. Then on 15 June, Dr. Jarnevich also will conduct a half-day workshop entitled "Species distribution modeling with Maxent" for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees from all over the country who work with invasive species in some capacity. Workshop participants will be provided a general overview of species distribution modeling and its application to invasive species management and receive hands-on training using the modeling program Maxent.
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