International Statistical Ecology Conference 2008

University of St Andrews

July 9, 2008 – July 11, 2008

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The International Statistical Ecology Conference will be held 9-11 July 2008 at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. It will be a satellite conference of the International Biometric Conference, held the following week in Dublin.

This conference will bring together experts from around the world to discuss topics of interest to ecological statisticians and numerical biologists. We will hold sessions focused upon mark-recapture methods, distance sampling methods, other abundance estimation techniques, monitoring of biodiversity, survey design and analysis for estimating population trends, modelling of spatial trends in animal density, integrated population modelling, stochastic population dynamics modelling, stochastic multispecies modelling, and stochastic modelling of animal movement.

Invited speakers (and their papers) include:

  • Ken Burnham, Assistant Unit Leader, Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Capture-recapture data analysis in ecology: where we are and how we get there

  • Anne Chao, Taiwan National Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Abundance-based similarity indices and their estimation when there are unseen species in samples

  • James Clark, Blomquist Professor of the Environmental Sciences and Biology, Duke University, How Bayes is changing environmental science: Application to climate change and the biodiversity paradox

  • Jim Nichols, Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, USA, Sampling processes, statisticians, and the growth of ecological knowledge

  • Shirley Pledger, Reader in Statistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Mixture models in capture-recapture

  • Roger Pradel, Biometry and Population Biology Team Leader, Center for Evolutionary and Functional Ecology, Montpellier, France, Multievent: the capture-recapture of uncertain states

  • Carl Schwarz, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Designed experiments in mark-recapture

For more information please contact:

Rhona Rodger
Tel: (+44) (0)1334 461 842
During the conference, 8-11 July contact Tel: (+44) (0)1334 461 4343


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