The International Statistical Ecology Conference 2014, will be held in  Montpellier (France) the 1-4 July 2014. Pre-conference workshops will take place 28 June - 30 June.

 This conference will convene experts from around the world to present and discuss issues of interest to ecological statisticians and biologists. We will hold sessions focused upon mark-recapture methods, distance sampling methods, other abundance estimation techniques, monitoring of biodiversity, survey design and analysis for estimating population trends, modelling of spatial trends in animal density, integrated population modelling, stochastic population dynamics modelling, stochastic multispecies modelling, individual-based model fitting, and stochastic modelling of animal movement.

Registration costs are 300 euros for students and 450 euros for others, without accomodation.

Latest news: A creche will be available at the venue. Details to come.

Invited speakers
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Marti Anderson (New Zealand). Some solutions to the Behrens-Fisher problem for multivariate ecological data.
Mark Beaumont (UK). Statistical inference for complicated models in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Ben Bolker (Canada). Statistical machismo vs common sense: when are new methods worthwhile?
Nicholas Gotelli (USA). The Well-Tempered Assemblage: Reducing Bias in the Estimation of Species Rank Abundance Distributions.
Jean-Dominique Lebreton (France). The interplay of relevance and generalization in Biostatistics.
Perry de Valpine (USA). Bayesians, frequentists, and pragmatists: the interaction of methods and software
Chris Wikle (USA). Ecological Prediction with High-Frequency 'Big Data' Covariates.
Simon Wood (UK). Statistical methods for non-linear ecological dynamic models.

Invited sessions

Movement ecology: Juan Manuel Morales & Nicolas Bez
Indicators & measures of biodiversity: Sandrine Pavoine and Carlo Ricotta
Species distribution models: Wilfried Thuiller and Bob Dorazio

Workshops (read more)

Introduction to hierarchical Bayesian modelling using WinBUGS (E. Parent and E. Rivot)
Multivariate statistics (S. Dray)
Capture-recapture methods and models in eco-epidemiology (V. Grosbois)
ADMB (H. Skaug, M. Maunder and A. Nielsen)
INLA (J. Illian and H. Rue)
Spatially-explicit capture-recapture models (M. Efford and D. Borchers)

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