Registration is now open for four free IEP training opportunitiesto be held in–person at Lake NatomaInn inFolsom CA. Space is limited and social distancing will be practiced along with masking guidelines at the time ofthe event.Registrants will be notified of their acceptance at least two–weeks prior to the date of the trainingopportunity. Please contact instructors with questions via email addresses included below.
September 20, 2022
Macrophyte Identification Training–Identifying characteristics with actual specimen
Instructors:Daniel Ellis (contact–email@example.com), Shruti Khanna, Nick Rassmussen, AjayJones
Course Description:This training will begin with a presentation of common macrophytes in the SFEalong with identifiable characteristics for field biologists. The session will cover native and non–nativesubmersed, emergent, and floating varieties known to inhabit the SFE. Following the presentation,participants and instructors will move outside where specimens will be available for identificationpractice. Participants will be provided an opportunityto test their identification skills.
Course Description:The first part of the training willintroduce students to performing a suite ofcommon statistical analyses inR, such ast–test, simple linear regression, ANOVA, and logisticregression,and provide students with a basic framework to determine how to choose the right analysisforyour dataand your question. The second part of the trainingwill introduce studentsto invaluablecoding skills, such as for loops, data manipulation, apply functions, and creating custom functions.
Course Description:The training will cover various aspects of time series analysis including handlingdates in R, an introduction tothe concept of autocorrelation and basic autocorrelation assessment,accounting for autocorrelation via first differences, deconstructing time series(i.e., seasonality versustrend), andtime series regressionwith autoregressive moving average(if time allows).
Course Description:Students will beintroduced to a science communication technique known as“message boxing” in which students will learn to branch out from our traditional linear scientificcommunication approach of introduction, methods, results, and discussion and will beexposed to a more naturalnon–linear conversational communication style.