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Thursday, January 28, 2016

WGSA Workshop - Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore will be leading a workshop on Access relational databases for our Feb 3rd meeting. Please join us in room 4-132 from 10-11 to learn about why you might need a database, how to create one, and how to use it efficiently. Please see a more detailed description below, and we hope to see you there. As usual, coffee and donuts will be provided.

Do you have a project that involves large quantities of data for a variety of parameters? Do you struggle with organizing, updating, or analyzing this data? Then this is the workshop for you! Using Microsoft Access, we will learn the basics of what a database is and the advantages of storing your data in one. We will go through the process of setting up database tables and establishing relationships between them. Finally, we will cover the basics of querying a database.

Please downloads the following files if you want to follow along in the workshop: 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

State-space modeling - WGSA workshop

Our first  workshop of the spring semester will be led by John Yeiser, PhD student in James Martins' lab. He will be discussing state-space modeling, see the detailed description below with three files to download (linked below) in preparation for the workshop. Please join us Wednesday, January 27th from 10-11 in room 4-132.

State-space models are quickly gaining steam in wildlife science, but what are they? What makes them different from other models? How do we use them? If you’re wanting to learn more about state-space models, models in general, or you’re already a wily modeling veteran who just wants a donut, please consider attending this week’s procaffeination hour workshop. I’ll be focusing mainly on the concepts and reasoning behind state-space models, but I will have an example for people to work through if they’re interested. Hope to see you there.

Data files:

Wednesday, January 20, 2016