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Certificate in Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) with MaxEnt

24th May 2020
[One day Online Course]

Institute for Biodiversity conservation and Training is pleased to announce online certificate course on Species Distribution Modelling with MaxEnt. The course will be delivered online (Live) on 24th May 2020. In this course, the participants will be introduced to fundamentals of Species Distribution modelling and hands-on-training.

What is MaxEnt?

MaxEnt (Maximum Entropy) is a free and open-source tool which helps to model species niches and distributions from a set of environmental variables and known distributions. MaxEnt is a very a popular, robust tool used for modelling ecological niches of species. MaxEnt has over 3500+ publications. This tool is effectively used in planning conservation, modelling invasive risk with response to climate change.


By the end of the course, the candidates will be familiar with theory and gain practical experience in Species Distribution modedlling for Past, present and Future using MaxEnt.

Upon completion of this course candidates will be able to able quickly publish SDM paper in reputed journals/thesis.

Who can attend this course?

Students pursuing Bachelor's, Master Degree, M.Phil., Post-Doc, Research Scholars, Researchers, Scientists who are working across broad range of fields, including, conservation biology, life sciences, ecology, evolutionary biology etc.

Experienced and would like enhance knowledge using MaxEnt can also apply.


By the end of the course, the candidates will be equipped on:

1. Understand the Fundamentals of Species Distribution modelling.
2. Data prepration using open source GIS softwares for maxent use.
3. Species Distribution modelling with MaxEnt and basic interpretation.

No of Seats: 25

What should I do to attend Course?
Email following details to and you'll be notified if you're selected.
Mobile No:
Email id:
Institution Name/University Name:

Selection of Candidates:
This course accepts 25 students based on first come first serve basis. The selected candidates will be notified by email and are required pay course fee within 3 calendar days from the date of notification.

Course timings:
The course will commence at 10:00 am and expected to complete by 6:00 pm (Indian Standard timings) both days.

What is the cost of the course?
The cost of the course is Rs. 1,500.00 (Rupees one thousand five hundred only). The fee covers the lectures, hands-on training, certificate, course material, manual and data sets.

What will I get?
Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will receive Certificate.

Attendance to all the sessions are mandatory.

Laptop with camera, Good quality internet connection (4G) and headset with Mic.

For any further queries please feel free to email your questions to

Note: IBCT will not be responsible for any technical glitches arising at candidate premises. In case of technical difficulties at IBCT premises an alternative training date will be annouced. In case if candidates could not attend training due to unavoidable circumstances after payment of fees, candidates can choose alternative course or dates and notify the training team about thier participation and obtain permission in writing.  

Training and Development team.
Institute for Biodiversity Conservation & Training (IBCT),
#5, 7th Main road, Shankar nagar, 
Bangalore 560096, Karnataka,


#5, 7th Main road, Shankar nagar, Bangalore 560096, Karntaka, India