Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Between June 19th and 21th, 2019, we attended in Valencia (Spain) the XVII Spanish Biometric Conference held together with the VIIth Ibero-American Biometric Meeting, both promoted by the Spanish Biometric Society.
One of our SMEG students, Francisco Izquierdo, presented the poster entitled: "Bayesian hierarchical spatio-temporal models to identify the European hake (Merluccius merluccius) recruits dynamic in the northern Iberian Peninsula" and he won the prize for the best poster presented by a young researcher. Well done Fran!!!!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
This week Maria Grazia Pennino, member of the SMEG, has participated to the expert workshop on "measuring and improving the fit of spatial-temporal aquatic ecosystem models".
This workshop was founded by the EuroMarine network and was hosted by the at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) in Barcelona.
The workshop brought together experts across different ecological modeling and spatial-temporal statistical approaches to discuss the state of the art and plan a way forward to improve spatial-temporal models for policy advice.
See details here:
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Xavier Barber, David Conesa, and Joaquin Martinez, members of the SMEG, participated to the workshop "Spatio-temporal modeling in ecological data" in Bergamo, (Italy) the last 22-23th of January 2019 at the Università degli studi di Bergamo. They presented the research work of the group in this field, especially about the use of Bayesian spatio-temporal models to identify and predict the species distributions. In particular they also gave a tutorial on how to do these models using the R-INLA software.
A special thanks to Michela Camelletti that organised the workshop in Bergamo.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Maria Grazia Pennino, members of the SMEG, gave the course entitled “Modeling species distributions: methods and applications” in Natal, (Brasil) from 5th to 7th of November 2018 at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). There was a great participation of students of which some are doing their master thesis in collaboration with the SMEG group.
Monday, March 5, 2018
David Conesa, Joaquín Martínez Minaya and Maria Grazia Pennino, members of the SMEG, gave the course entitled “Modeling species distributions: methods and applications” in Barcelona, (Spain) from 287th of February to 2nd of March 2018 trough the BarcelonaOcean platform of the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM/CSIC). The course described some of the most prominent SDMs methods currently in use both from a frequentist and a Bayesian approach. There was a great participation of students and researchers from the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM/CSIC) but also from the University of Barcelona and others research centres (Spanish Oceanographic Institute - IEO- Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies- IMEDEA- University of Vigo).
A special thanks go to Marta Coll, also part of the SMEG group, that invite us to teach this course.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Fully-funded Master (MS) position in Movement Ecology at the University of Florida starting Fall 2018
We are seeking a motivated MS student to join a large international project funded by the Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) aiming at understanding how seabirds navigate and the role of infrasound in their movement . The MS thesis will follow one of two possible paths, requiring students with two distinct profiles: one in applied statistics/mathematics; and one in quantitative ecology. Applications are encouraged for both profiles,
but only one student will be selected.
but only one student will be selected.
1) Applied statistics/mathematics profile: The student will focus on the development of movement models integrating environmental cues. Applicants should have a background in mathematics or statistics, including at least a course in mathematical statistics (and not just applied statistics) and strong programming skills; fluency in R and a genuine interest in ecological applications are highly desirable. Previous experience, e.g., internships in movement ecology-related subjects or previous work with tracking or satellite data, is a plus. Interactions with the trajectometry group PathTIS in France  should be expected.
2) Quantitative ecology profile: The student will work to quantify and understand the associations between individual movement and abiotic conditions (such as meteorological conditions or the infrasoundscape) at multiple scales. Applicants should have a background in ecology and several courses in applied statistics, and are expected to demonstrate basic programming skills; fluency in R is highly desirable. Previous experience, e.g., internships in movement ecology-related subjects or previous work with geospatial data, is a plus.
Interactions with Dr. Samantha Patrick and Dr. Thomas Clay from the University of Liverpool in the framework of the project [3, 4] should be expected.
The student will be expected to publish the results in peer-reviewed journals and present them at national/international conferences.
The Master's degree awarded will be either in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation or in Interdisciplinary Ecology (with concentrations in Geographic Information Systems, Mathematics or Statistics). The Master’s program will consist of three semesters mainly dedicated to classwork during the first year and a second year exclusively dedicated to the Master’s thesis. This position will be completely supported for the two years (stipend + tuition) and the program is expected to start in fall 2018.
Classwork during the first two semesters will take place on the main UF campus in Gainesville. Research will be performed at Dr. Mathieu Basille's lab , under the supervision of Dr. Basille and Dr. Rocio Joo . Dr. Basille's lab is located at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (FLREC), in Davie, Florida. Davie is a town within the large Miami metropolitan area in South Florida, just miles away from the Florida Everglades.
Please apply by sending an email including a cover letter describing your interest, experience and career goals, a CV, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for three references to Dr. Rocio Joo (firstname.lastname@example.org). Write “master application” as the email subject. Applications will be processed in the order they are received until April 15th or before if a suitable applicant is found.