Ecologists and statisticians have much to gain from working together, and this conference is designed to provide precisely such an opportunity. This conference is a follow-up to the 2013 meeting, and has been designed as a collaborative forum for researchers with interests in ecology, statistics, or both. Formal proceedings will start on December 8th with "Skills-Building Day", a series of computer-based tutorials run across topics spanning the interests of conference speakers.
Then world leaders from ecology and statistics have been paired up to present their own perspectives on five topical issues (analysis of metagenomics data in ecology, occupancy modelling with imperfect detection, analysing counts along stream networks, modern capture-recapture, estimating biodiversity turnover, and modelling strategic behaviour during animal combat), and round-table discussions will workshop opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on these topics. Also featured will be a contributed poster session where participants can turn the topic of conversation to their own research.
Invited speakers include:
- Otso Ovaskainen (University Helsinki)
- Jay ver Hoef (NOAA Alaska)
- Douglas Yu (University of East Anglia)
- Rachel Fewster (University of Auckland)
- Darryl Mackenzie (Proteus Wildlife Research Consulting)
- Alan Welsh (Australian National University)
See the conference website for all details, at: http://www.eco-stats.unsw.edu.au/ecostats15.html
Already coming and want to study up on our speakers? Visit the study blog: http://eco-stats15.blogspot.com.au/
Want to present in the poster session? Abstract submissions close October 9th.