# NACCB 2016 talk on cumulative effects monitoring

July 18, 2016

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:

#### What is new in the intrval R package?

An update (v 0.1-1) of the intrval package was recently published on CRAN. The package simplifies interval related logical operations (read more about the motivation in this post). So what is new in this version? Some of the inconsistencies in the 1st CRAN release have been cleaned up, and I have been pushed hard (see GitHub issue to implement all the 16 interval-to-interval operators. These operators define the open/closed nature of the lower/upper limits of the intervals on the left and right hand side of the o in the middle as in c(a1, b1) %[]o[]% c(a2, b2).