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AFS Biostatistics Workshop


Jeff Trollinger <[log in to unmask]>


Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>


Wed, 25 Jun 1997 12:05:02 -0500





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                        CONTINUING EDUCATION
                          W O R K S H O P


     SPONSORS: USFWS, Federal Aid Division and the Virginia
                        Chapter - AFS

     INSTRUCTORS: Fishery Information Management Systems
                        Steve Malvestuto &(Earl Meredith or Tom Steager)

     DATES: July 15 - 16, 1997

     PLACE: Holiday Inn - Winchester, Va.
                        (I-81, exit 313A from the south, exit 313 from
                        the north)

     LODGING: The workshop rate is $49.00 plus tax for a
                        single or double room. Workshop participants
                        should make their own reservations by June 20,
                        1997, to guarantee this rate. Be sure to
                        mention AFS workshop when making reservations at
                        (540) 667-3300.

     REGISTRATION: $30.00 per person (see registration sheet

     DEADLINE: July 7, 1997

     SEATING: There are 35 spaces available in the workshop.
                        Space allocation will be first come first serve
                        as follows: Virginia Chapter AFS members
                        (23 seats) - fisheries biologists from federal
                        aid supported programs (12 seats).

      CONTACT: Bud LaRoche - VA Chapter - AFS, President
                        209 East Cleveland Ave.
                        Vinton, VA 24179
                        (Phone) 540-857-7704
                        (Fax) 540-857-7532
                        (email) [log in to unmask]

     COURSE OBJECTIVE: To provide an introduction to basic
     biostatistical and sampling design concepts relative to common
     analytical problems for aquatic resource monitoring and applied
     research issues. The emphasis will be on applications to types of
     fish population and angler sampling techniques frequently used by
     state biologists.


     Tuesday, July 15, 1997 (8:00 a.m.)

     Session I: Planning Process of Fishery Investigations

                Setting Objectives
                Choosing Methods
                Synthesizing Data
                Evaluating the Program

     Session II: Introduction to Biostatistics

                A. Characterizing biological populations
                B. Parametric vx nonparametric statistics
                C. Type I and Type II errors
                D. The concepts of bias and precision
                E. Using the relative standard error to evaluate data
                F. Determination of sample size requirements
                F. The basis of statistical decision making

     Wednesday, July 16, 1997

     Session I: Introduction to Sampling Designs

                A. Randomization (Probability Sampling)
                B. Definition of Sampling Units
                C. Stratification
                D. Sample Size Allocation
                E. Multi-Stage Designs

     Session II: Applications to Real Life Problems

                Participants are encouraged to send the workshop contact
     "real life" statistical and sample design problems and data to be
     discussed and worked on in this session. This information should
     be forwarded to the workshop contact by June 20, 1997.

                           WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

        Registration Fee: $30.00
        (Checks Payable to VA Chapter - AFS)










     What would you primarily like to get out of an introductory
     workshop on biostatistics and sampling designs?




     If you are working on a specific statistical problem or sampling
     issue, and would like to have it addressed at the workshop, please
     provide information/data to the workshop contact by June 20, 1997.

                               Return To: Bud LaRoche
                                           VA Chapter AFS, President
                                           209 East Cleveland Ave.
                                           Vinton, VA 24179


     Jeffrey B. Trollinger
     FWIS Research Specialist Sr.
     Fish and Wildlife Information System Virginia Dept. of Game and
     Inland Fisheries 4010 West Broad Street
     Richmond, Virginia 23230-1104

     Phone: (804) 367-9717 email: [log in to unmask]
     FAX: (804) 367-2427

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