UPCOMING WORKSHOP IN CHILE, 13 to 17 MARCH 2017
Animal Social Structures: an Introduction to Methods and Models
Location: Santiago, Chile
Sala Alberto Veloso, Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Chile
Date: 13-17 March 2017
Registration: Send a single PDF with a short motivation letter, your CV, and, if you are a graduate student, the name of your graduate program to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: February 20, 2017
Registration Fees: There are no registration fees, thanks to the sponsorship by:
Estímulo para proyectos académicos de estudiantes de posgrado de la Universidade de Chile, Departamento de Posgrado y Postulo, Vicerreitoria de Assuntos Académicos
Universidade de Chile
This workshop is being kindly organized by grad students of the Universidad de Chile: José M. Serrano, Claudio Reyes-Olivares, Matias Muñoz
November 23 to 27, 2015 (36 h)
Mossel Bay, South Africa
This workshop offered an introduction to the study of social structures of animals. Different animal social generally emerge from the trade-offs of group living, influenced by ecological factors and tethered by evolutionary pathways. In practice, the social structure of a population comprises the nature, quality and patterning of the social relationships among its members. Long-term studies now provide the necessary data one needs to unravel the social structure of individually identified animals in groups. During this workshop we explored many of the classic and recent statistical techniques to portray the structure of an animal society, including multivariate statistics, network theory, model fitting and selection, null models and randomization procedures. The audience comprised graduate students (MSc and PhD candidates) and professionals (post-docs and researchers).
Participants's feedback; videos
Teaching Assistance, undergraduate and graduate courses
- 2014 Teaching Assistant for Analysis of Biological Data (undergraduate and graduate). Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
- 2014 Demonstrator for Analysis of Biological Data (undergraduate and graduate). Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
- 2013 Demonstrator for Analysis of Biological Data (undergraduate and graduate). Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
- 2008 Teaching Assistant for Animal Ecology (undergraduate), Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
- 2007 Teaching Assistant for Introduction and Methods in Zoology (undergraduate), Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
- 2003 Teaching Assistant for Botany (undergraduate), Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
III Course on applied methods for the study of cetaceans: social, population and bioacoustic analyses (2012)
Wedekin, L.L., CANTOR, M., Rossi-Santos, M.R.
Theoretical Module: April 15th to 20th 2012 (50 h)
Instituto Baleia Jubarte
Praia do Forte, BA, Brazil
The third edition of this course was composed by theoretical classes and exercises with free softwares (R, SOCPROG, Distance, MARK) on three different themes: bioacoustics, social organization and population dynamics using cetacean real data. I taught the social analyses (20h)
Practical Module: April 21th to 25 2010 (40h)
Instituto Mamíferos Aquáticos (IMA)
Baia de Todos os Santos, Salvador, BA, Brazil
After the first week, we spent five days at the Todos os Santos Bay, in Salvador BA, collecting photo identification and bioacoustic data. During the nights we organized the data and performed preliminary analyses. This part was done in collaboration with IMA.
Animal social organization: methods and models (2012)
April 3rd to 4th 2012
Instituto de Pesquisas Cananéia (IPeC)
Cananéia, SP, Brazil
I taught a two-day course (20h) on statistical analyses for studying animal social structures at the NGO IPeC. The course was composed by theoretical classes and practical exercises with the free softwares SOCPROG, R and NETDRAW.
II Course on methods for estimating population parameters of cetaceans (2011)
Wedekin L., Daura-Jorge, F.G., CANTOR, M.
March 14th to 19th 2011
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
My participation in the second edition of this course was teaching 10 hours of theoretical and practical classes on closed population mark-recapture models using MARK and CAPTURE softwares.
I Course on methods for estimating population parameters of cetaceans (2010)
Wedekin L., CANTOR, M., Daura-Jorge, F.G., Rossi-Santos, M.
March 15th to 20th 2010
Marine National Park of Abrolhos
Caravelas, BA, Brazil.
In the first edition of the course I taught 4 theoretical and practical classes on closed population capture-recapture models, using the software CAPTURE and MARK (14 hours)