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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals


Advanced Concepts in Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis (ACAEA)

Objectives:

  • Examine the role of fire and effects on aquatic ecosystems
  • Explain and discuss the aquatic biologist's role in the evaluation of fire on watershed/ecosystem processes.
  • Apply specific analysis methods relating to current issues.

The emphasis for this workshop is OPEN - send in your suggestions when you request this training - "On Demand". Default topic will be "Climate Change and Aquatic Systems". It will be delivered through a blend of online, video conferencing, assigned readings and activities. No travel to an onsite location.


If you are interested in attending and want to add your opinion contact Brett Roper (broper"at"fs.fed.us). Participants integrate information from conservation biology, community ecology, and the physical sciences, into class discussions and problem solving. If applicable to the emphasis for the year a statistical lab will be incorporated.

Target audience is journey-level fish biologists, hydrologists and aquatic ecologists. Prerequisite of significant aquatic training or meeting. Dr. Brett Roper's approval. Class size is limited to 15 participants to ensure quality interactions. When applicable, pre-reading and pre-work are provided.

Know Before Attending:
When statistics is applicable, it is a good idea to be familiar with statistics and literature BEFORE you arrive at the workshop. The cadre will help you with literature and pre-reading, but, obviously, it will slow down learning the concepts if you don't know statistics. You can pull out your old college statistics book to brush up OR visit our list of statistical learning options. For an online text book, visit Stat Soft. Various statistics folks recommended it to us. You can also contact Shelly Witt (CE-WFW Program Leader) to borrow "A Cartoon Guide to Statistics" (formula driven approach). "Brushing up" on statistics is highly recommended, because, after all, you want to get the most out of your time and money, learning about ecosystem analysis!

Or check out statistics courses on YouTube.com. For example, Khan Academy

Date: ON DEMAND


Location:"Distance Learning"; stay at your home unit -- NO Travel Costs!

Tuition: Free


AgLearn Keywords: Use one or two of the key words below. We recommend using Advanced Search option.
2600 advanced concepts aquatic ecosystem analysis
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Registration Status: ON DEMAND

Dropping from the Workshop:
As this is a free course delivered by "distance learning" methods, you can simply withdraw from the course. Please be sure to notify Dr. Roper or Shelly Witt (switt01@fs.fed.us) if you do withdraw; this will ensure you don't receive course emails.

Agenda & Workshop Info | Related Readings | Local Area ServicesWorkshop instructors talking with participants during a break.

Vendor:

Dr. Brett Roper, USFS National Aquatic Monitoring Program Leader, AWER Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5210
broper'at'fs.fed.us 435-755-3566





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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Email: switt01@fs.fed.us
Phone: 435-881-4203
Publish_date:2/24/98
Expires: none

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 Last Modified: August 2012