Virtual #ISEC2020

Held every two years, the International Statistical Ecology Conference has shifted Down Under this year. But given COVID-19, it is running virtually. And it has just kicked off, and the organisers are to be commended for what appears to be an extremely well-run event.

Various QAECO people are presenting – here is the list of talks (times are AEST):

Name: Tianxiao (August) Hao
Talk title: Testing whether ensemble modelling is advantageous for maximising predictive performance of species distribution models
Location: #acacia
Day: Tuesday
Time: 19:45

Name: Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita (@GGuillera)
Talk title: Can occupancy dynamics models improve predictions of species’ range dynamics? A test using Swiss birds.
Location: #banksia
Day: Tuesday
Time: 20:45

Name: Ian Flint
Talk title: Point process models to account for interactions across different ranges in joint species distribution models
Location: #banksia
Day: Wednesday
Time: 8:45 am

Name: Matthew Rees (@matt_w_rees)
Talk title: Using spatial mark-resight and generalized additive models to infer predator interactions
Location: #darwinia
Day: Wednesday
Time: 09:00

Name: Michael McCarthy (@mickresearch)
Talk title: Statistics in Biology Textbooks
Location: #displayhall2 – Speed talks and posters
Day: Thursday
Time: 08:00

Name: Gerry Ryan (@silverlangur)
Talk title: How much modelling is enough to manage biodiversity in your forests, should you bother with population viability analysis, and should you use new PVA tool STEPS to do that bothering?
Location: #banksia
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:15

Name: Casey Visintin
Talk title: steps: open-source software for spatially- and temporally-explicit population simulations
Location: #darwinia
Day: Thursday
Time: 10:00

Name: Saras Windecker
Talk title: Integrating citizen science records, abundance estimates, and scat survey data in a species distribution model
Location: #banksia
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:45

Name: Kathryn Knights
Talk title: Efficient effort allocation in line-transect distance sampling of high-density species: when to walk further, measure less-often and gain precision
Location: #darwinia
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:45

Name: Kevin D Newman (@kdnewman87)
Talk title: Optimal Surveillance Methods
Location: #displayhall1
Day: Thursday
Time: 19:00

Name: Roozbeh Valavi
Talk title: Block cross-validation for species distribution modelling: introducing the blockCV package
Location: #banksia
Day: Thursday
Time: 20:00

Name: Emily McColl-Gausden (@EcoEmcg)
Talk title: The power of one (or many): A comparison between single and multi-species eDNA detection methods using site occupancy-detection models
Location: #acacia
Day: Thursday
Time: 20:30

Name: David Wilkinson
Talk title: Defining and evaluating the predictions of joint species distribution models
Location: #banksia
Day: Friday
Time: 09:00

Name: Rebecca Groenewegen (@bEcologist)
Talk title: An application of spatial count models to assess invasive predator management
Location: #corymbia
Day: Friday
Time: 09:15

 

About Michael McCarthy

I conduct research on environmental decision making and quantitative ecology. My teaching is mainly at post-grad level at The University of Melbourne.
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