Topic: Graduate Workshop on Current Issues in Statistical Ecology
Workshop dates: April 15-17, 2015
Location: NIMBioS, Claxton Bldg., on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Objectives: For graduate students in ecology-related fields or statistics with an interest in ecological applications, this workshop gave participants the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in statistical ecology. Opportunities were provided to build skills in new statistical tools useful for ecology and to work on applying tools to participants' research questions. The program also featured panel discussions about career opportunities, the job search, and surviving graduate school/writing your dissertation.
Participants were encouraged to bring data sets associated with their research to be explored under the guidance of workshop leaders.
This workshop was co-organized by the Ecological Society of America SEEDS program and SAMSI (Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute). Alumni of the SEEDS program received priority consideration to attend, and all participants were invited to join the SEEDS network.
Descriptive flyer: PDF
Selected presentations were streamed live during the Workshop and were archived for online viewing. A live chat of the event took place via Twitter with the hashtag
Playlist of archived video presentations
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