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ISEC2012 - International Statistical Ecology Conference

The third biennial International Statistical Ecology Conference
When Jul 03, 2012 01:00 AM to
Jul 06, 2012 01:00 AM
Where Oslo, Norway
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The third biennial International Statistical Ecology Conference (ISEC2012) is now open for registration. The conference will be held 3-6 July 2012 and is hosted by the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo. It will take place at Sundvolden Hotel outside Oslo.

Plenary speakers and their general topics are:

  • Nils Chr. Stenseth, Univ. of Oslo: Opening remarks
  • Steinar Engen, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology: Stochastic age-structured modelling; dynamics, genetics and estimation
  • Rachel Fewster, Univ. of Aukland: Genetics in statistical ecology,
  • Joanna Mills Flemming, Dalhousie University: The Ocean Tracking Network Visualization tools and novel analyses for acoustic tracking data
  • Otso Ovaskainen, Univ. of Helsinki: The analysis of spatial data: individual movements and species and community models
  • Andre Punt, Univ. of Washington: Estimating precautionary thresholds for US west coast fisheries
  • Andy Royle, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Incorporating auxiliary spatial information in capture-recapture models
  • Len Thomas, Univ. of St. Andrews: The future of statistical ecology


In addition to a wide range of session topics for contributed talks, there will be two special sessions with invited talks:

  • Statistical approaches to paleobiological questions, chaired by Lee Hsiang Liow
  • The development and use of statistical methodology in fisheries research, chaired by Mark Maunder


There will also be pre-conference workshops within the area of ecological statistics taking place 30 June to 3 July. Two of these will be held at Finse Alpine Research Center in the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and the remaining two at the conference venue, Sundvolden Hotel.

Abstracts for contributed talks and poster presentations are welcome. Some travel grants are available (see link to website below).


Further information about the conference, workshops and abstract submission can be found at the conference website (link below).

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