Cumulative effects of Oil Sands development on songbirds

May 05, 2015 Etc JOSM birds video report

Habitat associations and responses to human footprint were quantified for several breeding bird species as part of a collaborative modeling effort that synthesized the available information in Alberta.

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Statistical computing meets biodiversity conservation and natural resource management

Phylogeny and species traits predict bird detectability

It all started with this paper in Methods in Ecol. Evol. where we looked at detectability of many species. So we wanted to use life history traits to validate our results. But we had to cut the manuscript, and there was this leftover with some neat patterns, but without much focus. It took a few years, and the most positive peer-review experience ever, and the paper is now early view in Ecography. This post is a quick summary of the goodies stuffed inside the lhreg R package that makes the whole analysis reproducible, and provides some functions for similar PGLMM models.

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