Decision Science for Conservation and Spatial Action Mapping

Date(s): 
18 - 22 May 2020
Location(s): 
Front Royal, Virginia, USA
Training Provider(s): 
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

A week long intensive course in quantitative problem formulation and problem solving for conservation scientists and practitioners.

What You'll Study

  • Introduction to decision analysis tools including cost-effectiveness, multi-criteria decision analysis, and project prioritization
  • Introduction to optimal monitoring and value of information theory
  • Introduction to Marxan and spatial action mapping
  • Problem formulation to frame projects as a decision science problem

This course is aimed at practitioners who have current/ongoing conservation projects and are prepared to discuss a current conservation project. Participants do not need any formal training in Marxan or GIS to take this course and there are no formal prerequisites.