<div dir="ltr"><div><div><div>Hi Bruce,<br><br></div>Thanks! All good here --- hope all is well with you as well.<br><br>I expect we would be able to make good use of such an example and materials at the ABNMS workshops. We're co-hosting with SRA (the Society for Risk Analysis) this year at University of Melbourne, and I believe there may be an even larger ecological contingent than normal. We'd be grateful for anything you'd be willing to share.<br><br></div>Cheers,<br></div>Steven<br></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On 13 April 2017 at 11:02, Bruce G. Marcot <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:brucem@spiritone.com" target="_blank">brucem@spiritone.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><u></u>

  
    
  
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    Hi Steven,<br>
    <br>
    I sure hope this finds you well.  <br>
    <br>
    I also wish I could be attending this year's ABNMS meeting and
    catching up with good friends and colleagues there.   <br>
    <br>
    Question:  Who is presenting the BN modeling workshop(s)?  <br>
    <br>
    I ask this, because this past year, at their request, I presented a
    full day's workshop on BN modeling at the International Bear
    Association's annual conference (Anchorage, Alaska).  In so doing, I
    developed a set of workshop tasks, readings, and Netica modeling
    steps.  For instance, I provided a PDF of a paper on wildlife
    habitat associations, and had the attendees spend 20 minutes
    developing an influence diagram from that; it went very well.  From
    there, we developed a BN model.  <br>
    <br>
    My point is that I would be very happy to share any and all of this
    material if it can help you, the BN modeling workshops there, or
    ABNMS.  I know that the workshops and especially ABNMS are in
    totally world-class, superb hands.  If I can contribute in some
    small way, I'd be happy to.<br>
    <br>
    Be well, take care, your antipodal friend,<br>
    - bruce<br>
    <br>
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Bruce G. Marcot, Ph.D. Research Wildlife Ecologist
<a class="m_6939375672147709633moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:brucem@SpiritOne.com" target="_blank">brucem@SpiritOne.com</a>
Ecology Picture of the Week: <a class="m_6939375672147709633moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.PlexusEco.com/EPOW/" target="_blank">http://www.PlexusEco.com/EPOW/</a>
The Plexus: <a class="m_6939375672147709633moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.spiritone.com/~brucem" target="_blank">http://www.spiritone.com/~<wbr>brucem</a>
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    On Wed 12-Apr-17 1:16 AM, Steven Mascaro wrote:
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        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt" id="m_6939375672147709633gmail-m_-8929529729106906114gmail-docs-internal-guid-a90dcc64-612c-2424-0a59-a4ab85f44f86"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Hello all,</span></p>
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        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Apologies for sending this notice out late. The
            Introduction to BNs workshop has been confirmed. You can
            make payment for the workshop via PayPal and credit card at
            the following address:</span></p>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline"><br>
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        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline"><a href="http://bayesian-intelligence.com/training/workshops/apr2017melbourne/training-registration.php?payment=1" target="_blank">http://bayesian-intelligence.<wbr>com/training/workshops/<wbr>apr2017melbourne/training-<wbr>registration.php?payment=1</a><br>
          </span></p>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline"><br>
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        <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Students should select the
          discounted rate when making payment.</span><br>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt" id="m_6939375672147709633gmail-m_-8929529729106906114gmail-docs-internal-guid-a90dcc64-612e-aa71-901c-a6fd7faacd02"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">The workshop will be held
            in H6.90, Building H, Monash University, Caulfield Campus (<i>not
              Clayton</i>).</span></p>
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        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Please note: <b>You will need to bring a laptop</b>
            running the Windows operating system, which is capable of
            running Netica. You can install Netica on this laptop before
            the workshop, which can be downloaded here:</span></p>
        <br>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><a href="https://www.norsys.com/download.html" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline">https://www.norsys.com/downloa<wbr>d.html</span></a></p>
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        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">We can help you on the day if you have trouble
            with the installation.</span></p>
        <br>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">An electronic version of the materials can be
            downloaded from:</span></p>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline"><br>
          </span></p>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline"><a href="http://bayesian-intelligence.com/training/workshops/apr2017melbourne/Introduction%20to%20BNs%20Apr2017%20utnj.zip" target="_blank">http://bayesian-intelligence.c<wbr>om/training/workshops/apr2017m<wbr>elbourne/Introduction%20to%<wbr>20BNs%20Apr2017%20utnj.zip</a><br>
          </span></p>
        <br>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">The final schedule can be found on the training
            registration page. You can download it <a href="http://bayesian-intelligence.com/training/workshops/apr2017melbourne/Schedule%20-%20Introduction%20to%20BNs%20Apr%2020-21%202017%20-%20Melbourne.pdf" target="_blank">directly
              here</a>.</span></p>
        <br>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Additionally, we'll be doing an exercise on
            integration with a GIS tool.  You can download the freely
            available QGIS at:</span></p>
        <br>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><a href="http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html" style="text-decoration:none" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline">http://www.qgis.org/en/site/fo<wbr>rusers/download.html</span></a></p>
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        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Or if you already have a GIS tool you're familiar
            with (such as ArcGIS), which supports importing and
            exporting data, that will suffice.</span></p>
        <br>
        <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">If you have any problems or
          questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.</span><br>
        <br>
        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">We look forward to seeing you there.</span></p>
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        <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Regards,</span></p>
        <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline">Steven</span><br>
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        -- <br>
        <div class="m_6939375672147709633gmail-m_-8929529729106906114gmail_signature">Steven
          Mascaro - <a href="tel:+61%20425%20801%20277" value="+61425801277" target="_blank">(+61) 0425 801 277</a><br>
          <a href="http://bayesian-intelligence.com" target="_blank">Bayesian
            Intelligence</a><br>
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