APB Sponsored CPD Events

One of the main priorities of the APB is to ensure our membership throughout British Columbia is provided timely, relevant training opportunities, workshops and webinars. Our mandate is to ensure competency in the biology profession, practice and related decision making processes. Please check our Calendar to see upcoming training, workshops and webinars provided by the APB and affiliated organizations. If you have a suggestion for a CPD training course, please contact the APB office.


Upcoming Events

Workshop

Species Distribution Modelling Using Occupancy and Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping

Tuesday April 28, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler BC

Workshop Overview

The aim of this workshop is to help biologists expand their skills in spatial analysis for the purpose of creating species distribution models. This workshop will include a copy of MacLeod (2019) "An Introduction to Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) Using QGIS And R", Pictish Beast Publications. Exercises will be organized to progress from simple to more complex so participants can work at their own pace. Our key instructor will provide background context on the theory that applies to SDMs, such as occupancy modelling. Two co-instructors (highly experienced in QGIS and R-scripting) will also be present to assist and answer questions as we work through the theory, exercises, and learn how to advance your skill-sets in the growing field of SDMs and spatial statistics.

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The 2020 Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM.

April 28-29, 2020
Nita Lake Lodge, 2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler, BC

Conference Theme: Professional Biology (un)Tangled

The APB is pleased to host its 2020 Annual Professional Conference and AGM in beautiful Whistler, located in the traditional territories of the  Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and the Lílwat7úl (Lil'wat) peoples.  Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from leaders in various applied biology fields, and build connections across industry, government and conservation organizations. 

Conference Title: Supporting Biology Professionals to Lead in Applied Research and Resource Management in British Columbia

Tangled in conflicting policies and politics, competitive work environments, public opinion, mistrust of science, misconceptions about our profession, ethical commitments, and new professional governance legislation, professional biologists must forge a path to practice in applied biology in a scientific way. How can we support biology professionals to lead in applied research so that we can effectively manage natural resources in British Columbia?

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Past Events

Understanding the federal Species at Risk Act, critical habitat screening, the Migratory Birds Convention Act, and the Province of BC species and ecosystems data and information
Prince George, February 4, 2020
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Inaugural APB Seminar on Aerial Ungulate Surveys and Wildlife Tracking
Prince Geroge, BC. November 2019
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Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds and Species at Risk Critical Habitat
Nanaimo, BC. November 2019

2019 Annual Professional Biology Conference and AGM
Kamloops, BC. May 2019

Designing Avoidance and Mitigation for Migratory Birds and Species at Risk Critical Habitat
Kamloops, BC. May 2019

 



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