Keeping it discrete: challenges with population modeling of continuous processes
Speaker: Dan Linden, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NOAA)
Using distance sampling to understand how sea-going citizen scientists detect marine birds
Speaker: Michael Schrimpf, Cornell University Abstract: Ecotourists are increasingly crossing the open ocean on cruises, collecting citizen science data on seabirds as they do. These data can be useful for monitoring species distributions, but only if factors affecting the detection of birds from such ships are better understood. We partnered with the Antarctic expedition cruise…
Integrating individual movement processes into population models
Speaker: Beth Gardner, University of Washington Abstract: Understanding of the ecological processes that drive populations requires knowledge not only of demographic rates (e.g., abundance, survival, reproduction) but also of how animals use space through resource selection and movement. For example, individual movement is a key driver of population dynamics for recolonizing species. To incorporate both…
Seminar – Fast fitting of NODEs by Bayesian neural gradient matching.
Speaker: Willem Bonnaffeé, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford Abstract: Neural ordinary differential equations (NODEs) allow us to nonparametrically infer ecological interactions from time series data. NODEs however are slow to fit. We developed a fitting method, Bayesian neural gradient matching (BNGM), which reduces NODEs fitting times to only a few seconds. We test…
Development of a new control rule for managing anthropogenic removals of protected, endangered or protected species in marine ecosystems
Speaker: Matthieu Authier, Pelagis Observatory, France Title: Development of a new control rule for managing anthropogenic removals of protected, endangered or protected species in marine ecosystems Abstract: By-catch, the unintentional catch of other species during fishing operations targeting commercial species, is a major threat to many marine Protected, Endangered or Threatened Species (PETS) including cetaceans.…
Seminar – Philipp Boersch-Supan,
Speaker: Philipp Boersch-Supan, British Trust for Ornithology Postponed
Determining between biological, operational, and behavioural drivers of sustained schistosomiasis transmission.
Dynamic soaring in the winds of change. The effects of wind and oceanography on the population and spatial ecology of seabirds.
Speaker: Francesco Ventura, Woods Hold Oceanographic Institute, USA
Art in Science Communication
Speaker: Maria Zacharias, University of Lisbon