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

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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