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.


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


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.


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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