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Certificate in Geographical information system & species distribution modelling (SDM) with MaxEnt and R

09th - 11th August 2019

Institute for Biodiversity conservation and Training is pleased to announce certificate course on Species Distribution modelling with MaxEnt and R. The course will be held on 09th - 11th August 2019 in Bangalore. In this course, the participants will be introduced to fundamentals of Species Distribution modelling and hands-on-training with MaxEnt and in R followed by theories 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 3000+ 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 R.

No of Seats: 25

What should I do to attend Course?
Email following details to
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Email id:
Institution Name/University Name:
How this course benefits:

Selection of Candidates:
This course accepts 25 students based on first come first serve basis and relevance of the course. The selected candidates will be notified by email and are required pay within 5 calendar days from the date of selection.

Course timings:
The course will commence at 9:00 am and expected to complete by 5:30 pm everyday.

What is the cost of the course?
The cost of the course is Rs.3,540.00 (Rupees three thousand five hundred and forty only) payable online on or before deadline (selected candidates only). The fee covers the lectures, the course material, free data sets, lunch and cookies over beverages.

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

Attendance to all the sessions are mandatory.
The United Theological College Campus (UTC), Bangalore.
For any further queries please feel free to email your questions to

Note: Selected candidates are requested to bring their own laptop for course.
IBCT is happy to help to arrange accomodations at additional cost in the venue for more details contact

Wish you Good Luck!!
Shoba Samuel
Ms. Shoba Samuel,
Institute for Biodiversity Conservation & Training (IBCT),
#17, 302, 3rd floor, 3 'A" cross, Shardamba nagar, Jalahalli,
Bangalore 560013, Karnataka,


#17, 302, 3rd floor, 3 'A" cross, Shardamba nagar, Bangalore 560013, Karntaka, India