Saturday, 24 October 2015
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.
We will be reading a paper from Journal of Applied Ecology titled "Do protected areas benefit freshwater species?A broad-scale assessment for fish in Australia’sMurray–Darling Basin"
Monday, 19 October 2015
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
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
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.