Weekly links round-up: 07/08/2015

The Ecology Students Society interviewed Ben Bolker: On the Appropriate Use of Statistics in Ecology. It’s an interesting read covering why we should do statistics, the kind of things that are often done wrong (e.g. data snooping/p-hacking, incorrect interpretation of the results), and some useful examples of ecology papers that do statistics well and text books to follow up.

For a related read defending exploratory data analysis, see this post from a couple of years ago by Brian McGill.

Courses

Modelling abundance and survival using WinBUGS and R with Marc Kéry & Andy Royle. 9-13 November 2015, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.

Events

I’m sure most people are already aware of this, but registration is open for the 2015 BES annual meeting in Edinburgh, 13 – 16 December.

BES Tropical Ecology Group Early Career Researcher Meeting. 3 – 4 September 2015, Stirling, UK.

Jobs

PhD at Bournemouth University: modelling how to mitigate bird population declines in the UK through landscape-scale environmental management.

PhD at the Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, Moulis, France: Biodiversity and ecosystem stability in a changing world: a multi-scale approach.

Senior Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Purvis lab at the Natural History Museum, London. Working on the PREDICTS-2 project.

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