Spatial training for biologist

Spatial training for biologist

March 31, 2024

Remote sensing and GIS skills are also highly relevant for other disciplines such as biology. Within our collaboration with the biology faculty, specifically the department of tropical biology and animal ecology as well as the department of conservation biology, we conduct various courses on spatial data handling with a clear focus on application within biological sciences. Our lecturer Jakob Schwalb-Willmann and Dr. Mirjana Bevanda covered in the current course the basics of spatial data handling using QGIS and also introduced spatial coding using the R environment.
The biology student learned a wide range of spatial functionality from creating maps up to classifications – they learned how to do it in QGIS as well as R. We are very much looking forward to see their skills being applied in forthcoming courses within the biology faculty and their MSc thesis research.

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