The Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring (SEEM) 2017 meeting, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, will be held at Rydges in Queenstown from 6-8 December.
Queenstown is the premier tourist resort town in the spectacular mountains of New Zealand’s South Island. It is serviced by international flights direct from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as flights from major NZ cities. It is the perfect spot for those who wish to explore New Zealand’s natural beauty pre- or post-conference.
- Alan Gelfand, Duke University : Spatial data and Gaussian processes: A beautiful marriage
- Anthony Ives, University of Wisconsin - Madison : Statistics as the bridge between ecological theory and ecological data
- Marti Anderson, Massey University : Copula models for multivariate ecological count data
- Corey Bradshaw, Flinders University : Challenges of modelling the spatial patterns of palaeo-community turn-over in response to ancient human expansion
- Jennifer Hoeting, Colorado State University : Modeling teleconnections: Remote effects spatial process models
- Mevin Hooten, Colorado State University : Nonstationary stochastic process models for animal trajectories
- Margie Mayfield, University of Queensland : Adding versatility and complexity to simple fitness models: the importance of facilitation and higher-order interactions to accurately modelling individual fitness
- Daniel Stouffer, University of Canterbury : Dimensions of complexity in ecological communities
- Len Thomas, University of St Andrews : Counting something that’s almost gone: combined visual-acoustic abundance estimate of the vaquita
- George Seber, formerly University of Auckland : Things my mother never told me about capture–recapture: A review of open population models
NOTE: early-bird period extended; no middle rate
|Up to 30 September||From 1 October|
The facility to upload an abstract is now closed.
The deadline for abstracts was Friday 14 July 2017.
Acceptance of abstracts has been notified to all who sumbitted and is conditional on registration and full payment having been completed by 31 August 2017.
Talks information is noted on the programme.
1) Bayesian analysis of spatially referenced data with applications in ecology and environmental exposure
Date: 30 November-1 December 2017 (Alan Gelfand, Duke University)
Venue: University of Otago, Dunedin
A 2-day short course where the format will be 2-hour lecture blocks. It is recommended that attendees already have background knowledge in statistical inference, i.e. likelihood, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, likelihood ratio tests and knowledge of generalized linear models.
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2) Modelling Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence
Darryl I. MacKenzie
About the instructor: Darryl MacKenzie is an internationally renowned biometrician, and was first author of the seminal paper on occupancy modelling while accounting for imperfect detection (MacKenzie et al., 2002), and many subsequent papers on the general topic.
Date: 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2017
Venue: Invermay Agricultural Centre, near Mosgiel, New Zealand
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Contact usSEEM Administrator
Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Tel 03 479 7899