We presented a poster at the ICCB/ECCB 2015 congress in Montpellier, France, that summarized our research on single visit methodology.
We showed that if information on habitat covariates that affect occupancy/abundance and detection are collected, then one can estimate detection probability as well as occupancy/abundance parameters.
Organizers wanted the poster sessions to be interactive. But posters are hung up much longer than the actual poster session. What can be done to make posters interactive in the absence of a presenter? This gave the idea to mimic a blog post, both in style and in structure. I added space for comments and created a mini poll, left out a marker on a string, and waited for the results.
Survey responses were mostly positive, which is good. But the best of all was a cute little girl who was thrilled at the notion of drawing onto the poster. Thanks for the feedback!
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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