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Specialty Internship in Wildlife Medicine and Education, The Wildlife Clinic at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Posted 06/15/2020.

Ph.D. Graduate Student Assistantship, Cornell University, Moose Juvenile Survival and Parasitic Threats - Cornell University - New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Posted 04/03/2020

May 31st to July 18th, 2020: Research Assistantships - Field Projects International - Tamarin Mark-Recapture (Peru), Posted 03/03/2020

June 14-19: Ecological Modeling in R
Learn basic concepts in statistical programming and data visualization in R. All examples used in learning are tailored to the needs of students and professionals in ecology, wildlife biology, and related fields.

June 21–26: Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation
Learn the overarching philosophy, underlying principles, and specific steps of effective conservation planning based on the globally-used Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.

July 19-24: Harnessing the power of spatial intelligence: open-source GIS
An introductory course for students interested in applying GIS as a tool to help answer important questions in the natural sciences, or for those with ArcGIS experience looking to transition to QGIS.
 
Aug 2-7: Occupancy modeling (beginner / intermediate level)
Species presence/absence is a fundamental concept used in many areas of ecology. Learn methods for accounting for imperfect detection with species detection/non-detection data, and also discuss important occupancy study design considerations. Classroom exercises are completed using Program PRESENCE and R.

Aug 9-14: Mark-recapture analysis
Mark-recapture methods are a commonly used set of techniques for collecting data suitable for estimating demographic parameters of a target population. Learn a wide range of analyses available to researchers, depending on the focal questions of interest.



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Wildlife Education & Other Opportunities

Learning Opportunity: Para La Tierra Primatology and Primate Conservation Online Course

CRISPR Design & Strategy - CamBioScience. This course will be held on 20-21 April 2020 at the University of Cambridge. This CRISPR Design & Strategy Course teaches you the game-changing CRISPR/Cas technology.

Grant Opportunity
Opportunity Number: 7200AA20RFA00007
Opportunity Title: STOP Spillover
Brief Description:  The overall goal of STOP Spillover is to strengthen capacities in high-risk/low-income countries in Africa and Asia to reduce spillover of emerging zoonotic viruses from wildlife to people and reduce amplification and spread of zoonotic viruses in people after they have spilled over from wildlife.
Correspondence should be sent to stopspillover@usaid.gov




  
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