Category Archives: NERP

Talk to the Mathematical Association of Victoria

I’m talking to The Mathematical Association of Victoria this evening at the Royal Society of Victoria. The topic is “Mathematics for Conservation Decisions”. I have put my slides here for anyone interested in obtaining a copy. Edit: some of the … Continue reading

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L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships 2012

Applications for the 2012 L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships are now open. The three $25,000 Fellowships are intended to help early career women scientists consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. The … Continue reading

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Interpreting non-detection when observations are imperfect

How long should you search before deciding that your target is absent? This is a problem that is fundamental to any ecological study that aims to determine the absence of a species. It will be important in studies of extinction, … Continue reading

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Evil p-values

A tweet just directed me to this older blog post by Bob O’Hara titled “Why P-values are Evil“. It is relevant to my previous post on Interpreting Variation in Data, and well worth reading.

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Detectability of frogs

Stefano Canessa, a new PhD student with QAEG, has just published a paper on factors that drive the detectability of three species of frogs during surveys that he wrote with Geoff Heard, Kirsten Parris and me. He has written about … Continue reading

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An index of gravity, ecology style

Update (13 Nov 2014): Relevant to this is a paper that has just been published in which we show how indices of extinction risk can be developed from models of population dynamics. Following some editing, I have turned a previous … Continue reading

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Post-docs and research fellow positions available in qaeco.com

Update: These jobs have closed, but check out the qaeco.com site for current opportunities for McKenzie Fellowships. We have six new post-doc/research fellow jobs available in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group (qaeco.com). Information about the positions, including how to … Continue reading

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