Date and time

Monday 9 October 2023
9.30am - 4.30pm


£85 per person


Chester Zoo


As part of our global conservation work we need to map species, habitats and everything in between.

Our Conservation & Science Fellow, Dr Jacqui Morrison, will explore platforms that can be used to access freely available ecological and anthropogenic data that has been acquired via remote sensing.

During this interactive workshop you’ll be introduced to free software to trial mapping techniques working on real life zoo data. A laptop is required with Google Earth Engine and R and RStudio installed (we can send you the instructions before the event).

You will:

  • Explore freely available spatial and temporal datasets.
  • Learn how to select, process, and download datasets for regions of interest and time-frames relevant to conflict record data.
  • Build a spatial model of current human wildlife conflict to map and predict areas at risk.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in optional tasks for further exploration: predicting areas at risk in the future.

Chester Zoo case studies, species examples and data will be used throughout to provide you with real life examples to help support your course.