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Statistics is VERY Important in Wildlife Biology. Here are My Favorite Books


Statistics is VERY Important in Wildlife Biology. Here are My Favorite Books.

As a wildlife biologist of over 15 years now, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to learn statistics and modeling. People think that wildlife biology is all about going to the field and watching animals, but that’s no longer true. With the rise of big data through sensors, the future is quantitative. Lots and lots of data means you need to understand statistics well to be able to analyze it. Here are my favorite books that explain concepts well.

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Master's or Straight to Ph.D.? Advice for Wildlife Biology and Ecology | Fancy Scientist

Should you get a Master’s first or jump straight through to PhD for wildlife biology? I’ll talk about the pros and cons, what I did, and what I wish I did.

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How Many Hours Do Wildlife Biologists Work?

Is wildlife biology a normal 9-5 job? In this post, I’ll give you the real deal on how many hours we work.

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Biodiversity Online Day 2: Video Storytelling for Conservation

In an increasingly interconnected digital world, the rising potential of online video as a cost-efficient method to convey conservation messages to a global audience can no longer be ignored. In this webinar, participants will learn about the medium of online video and its major platforms, the basic tools employed in video storytelling, video abstract storyboarding, and how online videos can be used for biodiversity conservation.

Video Storytelling for Conservation
Desamarie Antonette Fernandez
28 July 2020, 10:00–11:30 AM

*BCSP's Biodiversity Online webinar series is FREE and open to the public. Registration is not required. Certificates will be provided to those who complete the webinar and provide an evaluation.

The Virtual Book Launch of Nature of Nature: Why We Need The Wild

In his newest book The Nature of Nature, National Geographic Explorer in Residence Enric Sala shares why conservation is economically wise and essential to our survival. Hear more from Enric in this conversation with The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin about the value and need for natural climate solutions to protect our planet.

Usborne World Wildlife Review

We love using Usborne Books. However, I done always like the cost. So I have found a way to keep my love for these books and have them in my Homeschool.

We buy used or out of date Usborne Books. In my opinion they are just as good as the current editions. In most cases they are the same except for we updates, cover changes, and maybe the size or feel of the book.

I have saved so much money buying these books used or out of date. We still receive the same benefit as it was to by up to date Usborne books.

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Statistical Rethinking - Lecture 09

Lecture 09 - Ensembles & Interactions - Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with R Examples

Update on COVID 19 Book Chapter submission #Callforbookchapter #Research #Students #COVID19 #Publish

Dear Contributors,
At this moment we are in the processing collecting the Abstract of the Book Chapters (250-300 words/ 12 Times new roman/ 1.15 line spacing) with Title and details such as the name of the author (s) with complete address, their email ID and corresponding author. Grateful to you, if you can kindly communicate your interest within 29-04-2020 to
Further note:
Contributors can be from any background working in different domains of science with their excellent knowledge related coronaviruses, pandemic, and COVID-19.
Any further clarification can be addressed to,
The editorial committee will select the best-suited chapters based on the abstract and their content concerning the information on COVID-19.
Each corresponding author will be provided hard copy and the contributing author will get the soft copy after publication.
Based on the Publisher's response, the cost of book publishing will be announced.
Based on the author's contribution such as students, early career researchers will avail of the discount and partial wavier benefit. The submission of abstract, chapters are strictly time-bound delay in the submission of the chapter will be rejected. Very important to be noted that, any form of plagiarism or copied content like sentences, figures, etc is unlawful and is subjected to a criminal act. Hence any chapter which reports the copied content will be retracted.
The authors can also avail of the academic service provided by our editorial team with extra charges. Owing to the large number of contributors, we request you to submit abstract and chapter on time to book your slots.

The contributors can submit their chapter under the following themes:

1. History of corona viruses with its timely outbreaks
2. Classification of corona viruses concerning COVID-19
3. The emergence of COVID-19 and its spread along with symptoms
4. Transmission of COVID-19 infections
5. Impact of wildlife and its correlation to COVID-19
6. Molecular profiling of corona viruses and their genetic analysis
7. Morphology and structural characterization of corona viruses and COVID-19
8. Global impact of corona viruses onto the world
9. Impact of corona viruses and COVID-19 for wildlife trekking and modern lifestyle of traveling.
10. The reservoirs and biological niches of COVID-19 and corona viruses
11. Role of different scientific domains in combating corona viruses outbreaks
12. Impact of COVID-19 on myriad sectors at the global level.
13. Role of Media on COVID-19 both print and electronic media
14. Statistical analysis of COVID-19 concerning transmission, rate of mortality, morbidity.
15. Diagnosis level of corona viruses and COVID-19 with different techniques such as serological based, molecular techniques and onset diagnosis
16. Mode of entry, transmission and the spread of COVID-19: Possible outline with latest literature support
17. The possible clusters and hotspots for the rampant spread of COVID-19
18. Role of immune response on COVID-19
19. Role of biotic and abiotic factors influencing the COVID-19
20. Different strategies to combat COVID-19
21. The drugs administered as the first line of defense mechanism to control COVID-19
22. The role of WHO in COVID-19 as pandemic
23. Impact on global economy due to COVID-19
24. Impact on other biological niches due to COVID-19
25. Impact on Eco-systems and Food chain due to COVID-19
26. The world after COVID-19
27. Lesson learned from COVID-19
28. Preventive measures to control COVID-19
29. Role of every human to control COVID-19
30. Role of Vaccination concerning COVID-19
31. Future possible strategies to prevent such outbreaks
32. Role of Governing bodies to control COVID-19
33. Role Scientific fraternity and their research on COVID-19
34. Impact of gender on COVID-19 infection and its scientific correlation
35. Nature and its inhabitants concerning COVID-19
36. COVID-19: impact of different countries
37. Role of Medical and health professional during the pandemic COVID-19

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30 Days Wild Day 16: Wildlife Books

Day 16: Another wet miserable day keeps me indoors, but at least I have my books to keep me occupied. Maybe I'll learn something new.

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Endangered Species Act at 30

Peter Kareiva, Senior Scientist with the Nature Conservancy and Shahid Naeem, Professor of Ecology at Columbia University discuss the Endangered Species act. John Kostyack, National Wildlife Federation, Michael Mittelholzer, National Association of Home Builders, and Dennis Murphy, Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada-Reno comment on the presentations. These presentations were part of the major conference on The Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Lessons and Prospects presented by the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara in Nov. of 2003. Series: Endangered Species Act at 30: Lessons and Prospects [6/2004] [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 8681]

AI and Humans Combatting Extinction Together - Tanya Berger Wolf - H2O AI World London 2018

This talk was recorded in London on October 30th, 2018.

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Photographs, taken by field scientists, tourists, automated cameras, and incidental photographers, are the most abundant source of data on wildlife today. Wildbook, a project of tech for conservation non-profit Wild Me, is an autonomous computational system that starts from massive collections of images and, by detecting various species of animals and identifying individuals, combined with sophisticated data management, turns them into high resolution information database, enabling scientific inquiry, conservation, and citizen science. We have built Wildbooks for over 20 species of animals, including whales (, sharks (, giraffes (, and, with's help, working on elephants. In January 2016, Wildbook enabled the first ever full species (the endangered Grevy's zebra) census using photographs taken by ordinary citizens in Kenya.The resulting numbers are now the official species census used by IUCN Red List and we repeated the effort in 2018, becoming the first certified census from an outside organization accepted by the Kenyan government. Wildbook is becoming the data foundation for wildlife science, conservation, and policy. Read more: Fast Company(TM) article

Bio: Berger-Wolf is a Professor of Computer Science at UIC, where she heads the Computational Population Biology Lab, and a co-founder of machine learning for wildlife conservation tech Wildbook, a project of, which she directs. Berger-Wolf holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has received numerous awards for her research and mentoring, including the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Association for Women in Science Chicago Innovator Award, and the UIC Mentor of the Year Award.

“Planting in the Public Realm: Projects and Projections”

Plant life, long regarded in cities as an amenity, has throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries also become an accepted necessity integral to the urban fabric. Yet, there are multiple challenges facing plants and planting design in urban areas. Pollution, climate change, increasingly restricted space, and insufficient or nonexistent public budgets for plants are only some of the factors that make it difficult for vegetation in our cities to survive. Yet numerous new public urban parks have been created, tree planting programs persist, new plant cultivars are developed, spontaneous plant growth is studied, and new planting design paradigms are proposed. In a series of short presentations and a moderated discussion, landscape architects, planting designers, and ecologists will assess the current state of the art in planting the public realm. The event seeks to draw out ideas for how plants can be used in the future design of urbanizing areas to create healthy, sustainable, inclusive, and appealing environments. What is the importance of planting the public realm today, and what are its biggest challenges? What are the roles of landscape architects, designers, ecologists, and plant scientists in accommodating plant life in cities and in areas that are becoming urbanized, and are we beyond botanical xenophobia? Moderated by Sonja Dümpelmann, associate professor of landscape architecture, with Steven Handel, visiting professor in landscape architecture; Noel Kingsbury, writer and garden designer; Norbert Kühn, TU Berlin; Doug Reed MLA ’81, lecturer in landscape; and Matthew Urbanski MLA ’89, associate professor in practice of landscape architecture.

Book Launch: The Big Ratchet by Ruth DeFries

Earth Institute Book Launch 9/23/14

Introduction by Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute.

Speaker: Ruth DeFries, Denning Professor of Sustainable Development; Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University.

Secretary Jewell Town Hall for Interior Employees

Conservationists explore statistical solutions to protect endangered species (Full Length)

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Zoe Jewell, Sky Alibhai and Stuart Pimm discuss monitoring of endangered species using data analysis techniques.

Key discussion points:
-Tracking the footprints of endangered species – such as Amur tigers and polar bears – as a noninvasive way to monitor their status.
-Using mapping capabilities in JMP® to track the movement of cheetahs in southern Africa.
-Analyzing geometric profiles in photographs of diseased animal feet to make predictions about diagnosis, risk factors and healing.
-Overcoming technical and practical obstacles associated with these tasks.

Teaching with ArcGIS StoryMaps in Schools

In this session, attendees will learn how to get started using ArcGIS StoryMaps and get the most out of this powerful tool for presentations. 

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From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads And Men

Tyrone B. Hayes, February 7, 2017

Tyrone B. Hayes' research interests lie in the impact of chemical contaminants on environmental health and public health. In this lecture, he examines the impact of endocrine disrupting environmental contaminants on environmental and public health.

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Barkin' at the Shedd: Animal Care & Training Techniques

Shedd Aquarium has long been a leader in the zoological world, particularly in animal care and training, but in recent years that expertise has extended beyond creatures that typically live in an aquarium. The biggest breakthrough has come in animal cognition and hinges on the use of entirely positive reinforcement techniques. What does this mean? Techniques developed with marine mammals like dolphins and whales have found new application with dogs in search and rescue, guide, and scent-detection training. Ultimately scientists hope to go much further in unlocking animals' amazing potential. Ken Ramirez, head of the Shedd's animal care and training programs, is on the vanguard of these exciting developments. He discusses how training improves animals' quality of life in zoos and aquariums, helps protect them in the wild, and expands our understanding of their—and, consequently, our own—capacity to learn.



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