There have been a few new R packages (and associated papers) that look useful for ecologists recently:
- sdm: a reproducible and extensible R platform for species distribution modelling (Naimi and Araújo)
- helminthR: An R interface to the London Natural History Museum’s Host-Parasite Database (Dallas)
- Biogeo: an R package for assessing and improving data quality of occurrence record datasets (Robertson et al.)
- Viridis colour palettes (Rudis et al.) which facilitate the creation of nice looking plots which better represent the data, are colourblindness friendly and print well in greyscale.
Registration is now open for the BES Macroecology SIG 2016 Annual Meeting. 7 – 8 July 2016, Oxford.
EcoSummit 2016 – Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change. 29 August – 1 September 2016, Montpellier, France. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 February.
PR Statistics have a few upcoming courses including Time Series Models for Ecologists and Climatologists and Introduction to Python for biologists.
Postdoc at University of Stirling: working within WP1 of Hydroscape – Connectivity, stressors & responses within and across landscapes.
Statistical/mathematical programmer at Quantics Biostatistics, Edinburgh.
Postdoc at University of Sheffield: Modelling soil ecology for the SoilBioHedge project.