Weekly links round-up: 31/05/2015

Andres Baselga has written a post on the methods blog about beta diversity. What it is, how it can be calculated and how the community difference due to species turnover can be separated from that due to nested species loss. The R package betapart contains functions to calculate these measures.

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Events

BES Symposium 2015 – The Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Plant Pests and Pathogens: Challenges to Global Food Security and Ecosystem Resilience at the University of Exeter (Penryn Campus): 13th – 14th July. EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY (31/05).

Courses

Environmental statistics and data analysis course at University of Glasgow, 24th – 29th August.

Spatial models for distance sampling data course at Duke University, 27th – 30th October.

Jobs

Research assistant at the University of Reading: Tree-ring Modelling for Climate Reconstruction and Future Harvest Projections.

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