• Scientific Writing for Journals (morning session) Taught by Dr. Jeff Stetz, ADF&G Region IV Research Coordinator and Associate Editor for The Journal of Wildlife Management
• Wildlife Career Opportunities Round Table (afternoon session)
• Google Earth Engine (full-day workshop) Taught by Dr. Frank Witmer, UAA Computer Science & Engineering Faculty, with assistance from Timm Nawrocki, UAA . Please note that there is limited availability for this workshop. Register now to reserve your spot!
Field Trip Options
• Tour of the Matanuska Experiment Farm Moose Pens and Lab
• Outdoor Excursion – location will be weather dependent
Please indicate your intent to participate in workshops and field trips when you register for the Annual Meeting.
Meet the Instructors
Jeff Stetz, Research Coordinator, Region IV Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Jeff received his MSc and PhD from the University of Montana, where he worked on large, collaborative research projects on grizzly and black bear population dynamics and monitoring techniques for nearly 20 years. In addition to being a Certified Wildlife Biologist® with TWS, Jeff has been an Associate Editor for JWM for the past three years. He has served as a peer-reviewer for ca. 15 journals and has published in a dozen peer-reviewed journals, including being awarded the Outstanding Publication in Wildlife Ecology and Management by TWS in 2010.
Dr. Frank Witmer, Associate Professor, UAA College of Engineering
Frank Witmer is a computational geographer who conducts research in violent conflict and human-environment interactions using spatial statistical methods, remote sensing data, and simulation. He has used Google Earth Engine to study surface water in Alaska, agricultural land abandonment in Bosnia Herzegovina, and to export data layers for input into other statistical analyses such as tick habitat suitability modeling.
Timm Nawrocki, Terrestrial Ecologist, Alaska Center for Conservation Science, UAA
Timm Nawrocki is a terrestrial ecologist interested in quantifying vegetation and soil patterns across Alaska and relating variation in forage abundance and quality to ungulates. He has used Google Earth Engine to develop spectral composites and other remotely sensed metrics to serve as covariates in statistical models.