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.
Kudzu vine, a major invader in the USA, is in South Africa, but there is still time to eradicate it here.
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.
A new paper by SEEC members Natasha Karenyi and Res Altwegg provides an improved method for setting habitat-based-conservation targets.
Congratulations to Dorine Jansen on the acceptance of her PhD thesis "Ringing data to study climatic influences on passerines".
New paper on why there are so few invasive grasses in South Africa.
Come along to hear about all of the interesting research projects being undertaken by SEEC students!
Postdoc opportunity at SEEC - deadline 10 June.
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.
Vernon Visser will be running a workshop on behalf of SANBI on species distribution modelling (SDM) in R (with a focus on marine environments).
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.