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Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer

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This course is to deliver practical model-building and model-criticizing skills, to help students build intuition and raise their confidence in statistical modeling, and to make inferences from complicated ecological data. An essential part of the course is to teach how to construct accurate mathematical expressions for Bayesian models linking observation to specific hypothesis about how ecological systems work. We will cover logical foundations of Bayesian inference, causal inference, multilevel models, and model comparison.

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Environmental Analysis

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Course objectives: To provide students with knowledge/awareness of: (1) environmental and natural resource policies and management; (2) the scientific basis for policies and the role of science in the policy-making process; and (3) contemporary debates and issues in environmental science and public policy.

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