Introduction to Ecological Sampling Methods and Data Analysis

Name:Introduction to Ecological Sampling Methods and Data Analysis
Calendar:1-day meetings & lectures
When:Thu, October 10, 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Ecological Sampling Methods and Data Analysis

A one day workshop presented by Prof. Bryan Manly
Formerly of the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Date & Venue: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Venue: University of Newcastle, City campus (New Space)


This is an introductory workshop on methods for collecting and analysing ecological and environmental data. This workshop provides a solid foundation on sampling procedures for ecological and environmental studies. It will incorporate both traditional and recent developments in environmental and ecological sampling methods and analyses, and is based on the book Introduction to Ecological Sampling.

Some of the more advanced sampling methods covered include adaptive sampling methods, removal and change-in-ratio methods, plotless sampling, mark–recapture sampling of closed and open populations, and sampling designs for environmental modelling and trend analysis. Computer programs that can be used to perform the analyses are also discussed. Methods will be presented with an easy-to-understand treatment of Ecological Sampling Methods and Data Analysis, keeping equations and their derivations to a minimum, making the workshop highly accessible to biologists and ecologists.

A Basic knowledge of statistical methods will be assumed among participants.

The Instructor

Professor Bryan Manly specializes in applications of statistics in ecology and environmental science. He has particular expertise in the design and analysis of biological sampling programs, multivariate analysis, population modelling, computer‐intensive methods, and the design and analysis of studies on resource selection by animals.

Prof. Bryan Manly has over 19,000 citations and is a consultant with New Zealand Department of Conservation and the US National Marine Fisheries Service. He is an Adjunct Professor at University of Wyoming and prior to that he was Chair of Statistics and Director of the Center for Applications of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Otago, New Zealand.


  • Fee — $500
  • SSAI Members — $450
  • UoN Staff — $250
  • Students — $250

Register at

Morning and afternoon coffee/tea and a sandwich lunch is included in the course fee.

For further information contact Liz Stojanovski on

Places are strictly limited and registrations will be processed as they are received.

Location:NeW Space, The University of Newcastle, NSW 2300 Map
Created:26 Sep 2019 07:12 am UTC
Modified:26 Sep 2019 07:19 am UTC
Updated: 26 Sep 2019