ABMI Species Website launched

December 20, 2014 Etc ABMI video

Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) monitors species and their habitats to understand distribution of biodiversity and to inform sustainable resource development and biological conservation in Alberta. The species website can be accessed at http://species.abmi.ca.

Watch this video for an explanation of modeling and data behind the results:

08_Dr. Peter Solymos & Dr. Erin Bayne - Applying Remote Sensing-Based Land Cover to Biodiversity Assessments from ABMI on Vimeo.

Statistical computing meets biodiversity conservation and natural resource management

Introducing the bSims R package for simulating bird point counts

The bSims R package is a highly scientific and utterly addictive bird point count simulator. Highly scientific, because it implements a spatially explicit mechanistic simulation that is based on statistical models widely used in bird point count analysis (i.e. removal models, distance sampling), and utterly addictive because the implementation is designed to allow rapid interactive exploration (via shiny apps) and efficient simulation (supporting various parallel backends), thus elevating the user experience.

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