Computational Conservation Biology in R

Fall 2022
Olympia
Day
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 50
16 Credits per quarter
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Solving big problems in conservation biology requires using and understanding what we call “big data.” Millions of data points are created every day from satellites, sensors, airplanes, drones, and weather stations. Our ability to answer questions about the natural world has increased exponentially, but our ability to make sense of all of these data can be limited by our computational skills and tools. This program will introduce students to topics in conservation biology, current research methods involving big data and computation, the theories and applications of statistical methods and software engineering, all in the coding language, R.

Students will then apply what they have learned in all of these different areas to an extensive, interdisciplinary project where computer science students and ecology students will collaborate to answer computational conservation biology questions using R.

Registration

Fall 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (16): 10265
So - Sr (1 - 16): 10338

Academic details

Preparatory For

Conservation Biology, Ecology, Computer Science, Data Analysis

Credits
16
Maximum Enrollment
50
Class Standing
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Upper Division Science Credit

Up to 16 credits of upper division science credit is possible

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia