NACCB 2016 talk on cumulative effects monitoring

July 18, 2016 Talks ABMI footprint monitoring

I was invited to represent ABMI at the Multi-taxa Monitoring in North America symposium, North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, Wisconsin, July 18, 2016. The symposium was organized by Michael Lucid (Idaho Department of Fish and Game). It was great to see all the good work happening in North America, and the commitment to push the agenda of multi-taxa monitoring against critics and scarce funding (of course Alberta ‘has all the oil money’).

I was also busy with the pre-congress course on Hierarchical models with Subhash Lele, and the post-congress workshop on Integrating Science, Management, and Policy to Conserve North American Boreal Birds organized by Marcel Darveau, Steve Cumming, and Nicole Barker. Cheese-curds, good company, fine dining, cool beer, and lots of conservation science. What else to wish for?

Here are my slides from the multi-taxa monitoring symposium:

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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