Saturday, 24 October 2015

Bruce Chessman - Do protected areas benefit freshwater species?

The reading group will meet this Friday (30th October) at 1pm. We're going to read another paper on analyzing data along stream networks, this time from an ecological perspective,  by Bruce Chessman. Bruce is interested in conservation of freshwater species and human impacts on fresh waters.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Jay ver Hoef - Analysing data along stream networks

The reading group will meet this Friday (23rd October) at 1pm. We're going to read a paper on analysing data along stream networks by Jay ver Hoef and colleagues. They have been building spatial models for stream networks which cleverly take into account the linear dependence along streams, as well as the direction of flow.  

We will be reading a paper from Environmental and Ecological Statistics titled Spatial statistical models that use flow and stream distance.

Hope you can join us.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Rachel Fewster - Modern statistical methods for Capture-Recapture

The reading group will meet  this Friday (16th October) at 1pm. We're going to read another paper on Capture-recapture using modern technology, this time with a more statistical slant. The paper is by Rachel Fewster and colleagues at University of Auckland. Rachel focuses on how new technologies, such as DAN barcoding, acoustic profiles, impact on the assumptions on the statistical models used in capture-recapture, and developing methods to allow better use of the data collected in this way. 

We will be reading a paper submitted to Statistical Science titled Trace-Contrast Models for Capture-Recapture without Capture Histories.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Paul Sunnucks - Capture-recapture using modern technology

The reading group will meet once again this Friday (9th October) at 1pm. We're going to switch topics to Capture-recapture using modern technology with a paper by Prof Paul Sunnucks (Monash) and colleagues. Paul uses capture-recapture models together with non-invasive remotely collected samples to estimate population size and dynamics.

We will read a paper in Animal Conservation from his group titled Demographic monitoring of an entire species (the northernhairy-nosed wombat, Lasiorhinus krefftii) by genetic analysisof non-invasively collected material