Links round-up: 08/01/2016


The Zöon package is now available on CRAN. This package allows users to create and run fully reproducible SDM workflows.

The macroeco python package is for analysis of empirical macroecological patterns and comparison to theoretical predictions. Accompanying paper here.

Some interesting online tutorials have caught my eye recently: a complete tutorial on time series modelling in R; Ethan White’s Programming for Biologists course materials; a quickstart guide to building an R package from the methods blog; how to use R as a GIS.

Plus, it’s this time of year again:
Propose a Thematic Topic Session for the 2016 Annual Meeting
11 – 14 December 2016, ACC, Liverpool, UK . More information and details of how to apply can be found here. Deadline: 09:00 (GMT) Monday, February 15 2016


Species distribution models: concepts, methods, applications and challenges. Évora, Portugal.  4th – 10th July 2016.

Two courses on Bayesian integrated population modelling using BUGS and JAGS: Utah State University, Logan 25th – 29th July 2016 and Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel/Maryland, USA 1st-5th August 2016.

Distance sampling workshops. University of St Andrews, 16th – 19th August 2016.

An introduction to statistical methods in epidemiology using R. Transmitting Science, Barcelona, 20th to 22nd June 2016.


Two PhD positions at Queen Mary University of London with Axel Rossberg: competition and coexistence in complex ecological communities and spatially explicit theoretical community ecology.

Tenure-track assistant professor of macroecology at CMEC, Copenhagen.

Post doctoral research assistant in agri-environmental science at ZSL Institute of Zoology, London.

Lecturer/senior lecturer in biodiversity and ecology at University College London.


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