Tag Archives: ecological surveys

While I was sleeping: optimising ecological surveys over space and time

With the recent online publication of a new paper, here’s a blog post about how the research arose – a fun confluence of mathematical and cognitive collaboration across two sides of the world. And some of it was achieved while … Continue reading

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Optimal monitoring when detectability varies – my talk at #ESAus2012

Edit: A paper based on this work has now been published in PLoS One (open access, i.e. free). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115345. I’m looking forward to the Ecological Society of Australia conference this week. I’m speaking in the second time slot (2:15 … Continue reading

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Detectability and traits of plants

If you’ve seen previous posts, you would realise that I am interested in the topic of imperfect detectability in field surveys. I’m interested in what influences detectability, how to account for it in analyses, and what it means when designing … Continue reading

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The detection of species and their abundance

Update (this has now been published): McCarthy, M.A., Moore, J.L., Morris, W.K., Parris, K.M., Garrard, G.E., Vesk, P.A., Rumpff, L., Giljohann, K.M., Camac, J.S., Bau, S.S., Friend, T., Harrison, B., and Yue, B. (2013). The influence of abundance on detectabiliy. … Continue reading

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Measuring the effects of conservation management

Billions of dollars have been spent over the last decade or two on programs to improve the condition of Australia’s environment. These programs include Landcare, the Natural Heritage Trust, and the Caring for Our Country program. The Australian government has, … 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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