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International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC) 2016
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 - 15:15

Seattle, better known for coffee and Frasier, was recently the host for the International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC) 2016. Five SEEC members, including Res Altwegg, Allan Clark, Greg Distiller, Sanet Hugo and Theoni Photopoulou, made the long trek to the west coast of the USA. We are very proud to have such a large contingent of SEECers having talks accepted at such a conference. Res has kindly provided some photos of their trip, and Allan has written a brief report on their trip, which you can see below.

Invasive kudzu vine in South Africa
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 - 08:00

Kudzu vine, a major invader in the USA, is in South Africa, but there is still time to eradicate it here.

Stats Toolbox Seminar 28 July - Species Distribution Modelling
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 - 10:00

SEEC is hosting a monthly seminar series entitled SEEC Stats Toolbox. Every month we will introduce you to a stats method relevant to the fields of ecology, environmental science and conservation as a way of making these methods more accessible.

 

The seminars are aimed at postgraduate students and researchers who are interested in broadening their stats knowledge.

 

Please join us for our inaugural seminar on Species Distribution Models on 28 July 2016. See the attached flyer for more details. We look forward to seeing you there.

New paper: Detection affects conservation targets
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 - 10:15

A new paper by SEEC members Natasha Karenyi and Res Altwegg provides an improved method for setting habitat-based-conservation targets.

Congrats to Dorine Jansen: PhD thesis "Ringing data to study climatic influences on passerines" accepted
Sat, 21 May 2016 - 21:45

Congratulations to Dorine Jansen on the acceptance of her PhD thesis "Ringing data to study climatic influences on passerines".

New paper: Fire and invasive grasses
Wed, 18 May 2016 - 09:15

New paper on why there are so few invasive grasses in South Africa.

SEEC Student Symposium 2016
Wed, 18 May 2016 - 08:30

Come along to hear about all of the interesting research projects being undertaken by SEEC students!

Post-doc on estimating biodiversity in the Karoo with SEEC
Wed, 11 May 2016 - 15:30

Postdoc opportunity at SEEC - deadline 10 June.

Kyle Lloyd's Masters thesis is accepted
Tue, 10 May 2016 - 14:15

Kyle Lloyd has just had his Masters thesis accepted! Congratulations Kyle. Below you can read Kyle's abstract on his project on nest predation in sociable weavers.

Cookie-cutter shark bitemarks on whales!
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 - 08:45

Peter Best and our very own Theoni Photopoulou recently published a paper on a rather bizarre natural phenomenon.

Species distribution modelling workshop at SANBI
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 - 11:45

Vernon Visser will be running a workshop on behalf of SANBI on species distribution modelling (SDM) in R (with a focus on marine environments). 

Theoni Photopoulou’s recent trip to Scotland
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 - 11:45

This year I was lucky to be awarded some funding under a postdoctoral exchange scheme, hosted by the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland (MASTS). Thanks to this funding, I was able to carry out research visits to two Scottish institutions, the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow, between June and August 2015.

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