Course title: Adaptive Ecological Monitoring
ECTS credits: 7.5
Dates: 24 -28 April 2017, 09:00-18:00 (every day)
Location of course: Campus Evenstad, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Main lecturers: Kjartan Østbye and Olivier Devineau (both from Evenstad)

Course description:
Biological monitoring is used to understand the nature of anthropogenic impacts and mitigation measures in both space and time; information gained from monitoring is used with an adaptive management framework to improve conservation, restoration and management.Thus, monitoring has the potential to be an important link between ecological theory and fish and wildlife management. To be effective in an ecological and management sense, monitoring should be adaptive and have the following attributes:
(1) be hypothesis-driven
(2) based on an understanding of the ecology of the system
(3) a rigorous sample design
(4) results analysed using appropriate models
(5) embedded in an adaptive management framework.

In this course, we will use lectures, review of the scientific literature, and case studies to link ecology, management, and study design and analysis to develop a solid foundation in this form monitoring.

Required components:
Attendance and participation in lectures. The course will consist of invited lecturers (4 or 5 people from abroad and 1 person from Norway). The tasks fort he students will be daily essays, as well as one joint publication after the course ends (to be completed 14 days after the end oft he course). The draft will be submitted for publication.

Base on the students effort and investment into the daily tasks (oral presentations in groups) and the collaborative manuscript (1 written task) – the two course leaders will evaluate each student as passed/failed.

Costs for students:
No course fee. Daily lunch is included. Dinner and lodging is not included.

Would you like to attend? Send Henriette an e-mail to sign up!