SEEM 2017 Conference
Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring
6 – 8 December 2017         Queenstown, New Zealand
Hosted by:


Lake Wakatipu

Shotover River



Skyline Gondola


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.

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

Honorary Speaker


Registration is now closed. Email us if you wish to submit a late registration with immediate payment.

NOTE: early-bird period extended; no middle rate

Up to 30 SeptemberFrom 1 October

Abstract submission

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.

Pre-conference workshops

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 us

SEEM Administrator
Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Tel 03 479 7899