University of Vermont

Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Spreadsheet Project

Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets








Self-Paced Training

Welcome to this self-paced training for the Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets. You will be introduced to a variety of modeling techniques applicable to resource management and conservation issues. Modeling topics include population models, decision analysis, and ecosystem models. Additional examples of models for conservation are available in the menu drop-down. More modeling thoughts are included in the "Nice to Know" section.

The instructors are world-renowned modeler and professor emeritus, Dr. Anthony (Tony) M. Starfield, and spreadsheet modeler Dr. Therese (Terri) Donovan. Tony's modules introduce modeling concepts and techniques, while Terri's instruction covers how to build models with spreadsheets.

Each module consists of lectures, spreadsheet exercises, and a scenario to check your modeling skills. The topics are patterned after a full 14-week semester course syllabus.

This course was developed in collaboration between the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Training Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center, and the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

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