Greetings from INTECOL: Happy Birthday BES

The constant travel for workshops, meetings, and training courses has meant there’s been a bit a gap between the posts here: sorry about that.  However, I am pleased to say that, despite repeated attempts by the British public transport infrastructure to thwart my attendance, I have arrived at the joint BES/INTECOL conference.  This year is a pretty special one for the British Ecological Society as it is their 100th anniversary since the founding of the society in 1913.

It is still only half-way through the second day and I’ve already seen many impressive talks and posters.  In particular there has been much talk (at least in the sessions that I have attended) about the limitations and biases in the common application of species distribution models.  After a brief glance over the programme, I feel that this might become a bit of a recurring theme.  For those of you who are interested, I will talk today at 17:00 in the ‘Maths, Models and Methods in Ecology I’ session in Capital Suite 4.  I will be presenting my new PLMMRF model for modelling species distributions when there exists a number of non-climatic limiting factors to a species range.  However, I won’t hold it against you if you aren’t attending my talk: the programme holds some pretty stiff competition in the parallel sessions.  Here is a link to my presentation if you are unable to attend my session.

I will elaborate on PLMMRF further on this blog when the project is ready to go live.  In the meantime, I am happy to answer questions, either via email, or, if you’re attending INTECOL, in person: I am the one with the crazy hair and the sandals although, looking around, I realise that that description might not be too helpful at an ecology conference.




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