Workshop in using R for species distribution modelling by SABIF

SABIF is hosting a training workshop focused on technical skills in using R to do species distribution modelling. The course will be conducted by Dr Vernon Visser from the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University.


Minimum requirements for participants: Relevant bachelors degree in natural or earth science such as biology, botany, zoology, forestry, geography, or a related field of biodiversity informatics, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Participants have found some prior experience in using R is helpful for this course.

The criteria for selection of participants will include: (a) Relevance of work / study to the course and (b) commitment to apply and disseminate skills.
An effort will be made to ensure there is a racial, gender and national institutional representation among the participants.

Contact information 

Please contact the South African Biodiversity Information Facility (Paula Hathorn, p.hathorn AT sanbi.org.za) if you have any questions about this event. Interested members are requested to please complete and return the application form by 19 October 2012.

  • Hathorn, Paula (Main contact)
  • Visser, Vernon (Speaker / Trainer)