International Workshop on Ecological Connectivity Modelling will take place in the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management at the Jagiellonian University, Poland from 6th to 9th of March 2018.
The workshop will be conducted by an interdisciplinary group of scientists from research institutions all over Europe (Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Switzerland). The expertise of this group ranges from remote sensing to ecology, with a focus on land system science and ecosystem functioning.
Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of the current state of the art in techniques and methods used for assessment of both structural connectivity (physical distribution of favourable habitat patches) and functional connectivity (how for a given species habitat patches facilitate the movement of individuals and their genes). You will learn to how to analyse and handle species distribution and environmental data and to apply state of the art techniques for modelling habitats, connectivity and species flow as well as assessing connectivity value for given species, including instruction in the use of open source software such as R, QGIS, MaxEnt, Circuitscape.
The workshop is open to young scientists, PhD students and postdocs. During the workshop, there will be a poster session where participants have the opportunity to present their current relevant research work.
The deadline for applications is 12 of January 2018. The registration form is available on the workshop webpage http://www.geography.sav.sk/conskpl/index.php/events
Katarzyna Ostapowicz and Robert Pazur