15th - 19th July 2013, CEFAS, Lowestoft
11th - 15th July 2011, University of Bath
4th - 6th July 2011, University of St Andrews
24th - 27th August 2010, University of St Andrews
- Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling
30th August - 1st September 2010, University of St Andrews
20th -21st April 2010, Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology (CRiSM), University of Warwick
29th June - 2nd July 2010, University of Kent
1st - 2nd July 2010, University of Kent
5th July 2010, University of Kent
5th July 2010, University of Kent
7th - 10th September 2009, St Andrews
24th - 28th August 2009
18th - 21st August 2009
3rd - 7th August 2009
9th - 12th June 2009
22nd - 26th June 2009
International Statistical Ecology Conference 2012 3-6 July 2012 (ISEC 2012)
International Statistical Ecology Conference 6 - 9 July 2010 (ISEC 2010)
International Statistical Ecology Conference 9 - 11 July 2008 (ISEC)
NCSE seminars are transmitted by video conference. All are welcome to attend.
- 1st February 2012
Tom Leinster, University of Glasgow, UK
Measuring diversity: the importance of species similarity
(Joint work with Christina Cobbold)
There have been decades of debate about how best to measure
biodiversity. Dozens of measures have been proposed. The situation
had seemed forbiddingly complicated until quite recently, when work
of Jost and others cut a straight-line path through the tangle of
proposed measures. I will begin by explaining this new,
conceptually clear, understanding of diversity measurement. (No
previous knowledge of the subject will be assumed.) I will
emphasize the role of diversity profiles, a useful graphical device
for comparing one ecological community with another.
But there is still a problem. Most existing diversity measures are
completely insensitive to the varying similarities between
species, contrary to the common perception of diversity as the
"variety of life". I will show how to repair this defect, and I
will demonstrate with examples that taking inter-species similarity
into account can make a real difference to the assessment of
- 14 January 2010
Perry de Valpine, University of California Davis, USA.
Classical analysis of state-space models for population dynamics.
- 15 December 2008
Gary White, Colorado State University, USA.
Program MARK Overview and Recent Additions.
- 27 November 2007
Geir Storvik, University of Oslo, Norway.
Modelling Pollock egg counts from the western Gulf of Alaska by a zero-inflated Bayesian hierarchical space-time model
- 14 November 2007
Ed Ionides, University of Michigan, USA.
Inference for nonlinear dynamical systems, with applications to the ecology of infectious diseases. (slides)
- 19 October 2007
Jon Barry, CEFAS, UK.
How many benthic species are there and how bad is dredging for them?
- 24 May 2007
Jean-Michel Gaillard, University of Lyon, France.
How does individual heterogeneity influence detection of senescence and trade-offs: ungulates as case studies.
- 16 May 2007
Paul Conn, Colorado State University, USA.
Bayesian analysis of wildlife age-at-harvest data
- 5 February 2007
William Browne, University of Nottingham, UK.
Using complex random effect models in epidemiology and ecology
- 29 November 2006
Carmen Fernandez, Spanish Oceanographic Institute.
Inference for state space models of wild animal populations
- 30 August 2006
David Fletcher, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Mark-Recapture Models and Population Dynamics
- 19 June 2006
Mark Maunder and Rick Deriso, Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission, San Diego, USA.
Including covariates in population dynamics models
- 12 June 2006
Dave Thomson, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
Statistical Analyses in Biodemography