The Araujo lab is organising a new course on “Species distributions models: concepts, methods, applications, and challenges”, which aims to introduce the fundamental concepts underpinning ecological niche models (ENM), describe the methods currently in use, and discuss the strengths and limitations of these models for different applications. The course gives equal weight to theory and application. The students will have the opportunity to learn how to run ENM with the new SDM R platform programmed by one of the instructors and they will be asked to bring their own data (if such data are not available we can provide our own data). During two mornings over the weekend the students will analyse these data and prepare a small report for discussion in the class. Check out their webpage for more details: www.maraujolab.com/2015-course-on-species-distributions-modelling