New Opportunities at the Interface between Ecology and Statistics

Name:New Opportunities at the Interface between Ecology and Statistics
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Thu, July 11, 2013 - Fri, July 12, 2013

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Symposium: New Opportunities at the Interface between Ecology and Statistics

Dates: 11–12 July, 2013
Venue: The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Ecologists and statisticians have much to gain from working together, and this two-day symposium is designed to provide precisely such an opportunity. World leaders from ecology and statistics will be paired up to present their own perspectives on topical issues (including modern methods for modelling species distributions; finding patterns in multi-species data; applications of maximum entropy estimation), and round-table discussions will workshop opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration on these topics. This is reflected in the diverse list of invited speakers, which includes:

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Invited Speakers

This symposium has been designed as a collaborative forum for researchers with interests in ecology, statistics, or both. Sessions will be organised around five special topics, with a pair of speakers on each topic. A tentative listing is as follows: Int. Year Stats logo

  • Applications of maximum entropy estimation in ecology (Shipley, Hastie)
  • Mapping bioclimatic variables (Cressie, Daly)
  • Measuring diversity (Chao)
  • Presence-only data and point pattern analysis (Elith)
  • Multivariate analysis (Quinn)


The early bird registration deadline is 30 May 2013, register before then to receive a 20% discount.
Registration will close on 4 July 2013, or earlier if necessary.
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AMSI memberAU$190*AU$240
*before May 31

This symposium is a Mathematics of Planet Earth event, hosted at the University of New South Wales by Eco-Stats Research at the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics and the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre.

Location:University of New South Wales, Sydney Map
Created:12 Dec 2012 08:11 pm UTC
Modified:12 Dec 2012 09:16 pm UTC
Updated: 12 Dec 2012