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July 16, 2014 Talks R data cloning slides dclone

I presented a guest lecture ‘Data cloning: bridging the Bayesian and frequentist statistical paradigms’, at the Budapest R User Group meetup, Budapest, Hungary.

Check out the slides (in Hungarian):

BURN-Solymos-Adat-klonozas-2014-07-16 from Peter Solymos

Statistical computing meets biodiversity conservation and natural resource management

How many birds are out there?

In a recent paper entitled “Lessons learned from comparing spatially explicit models and the Partners in Flight approach to estimate population sizes of boreal birds in Alberta, Canada” we developed improved, spatially explicit models for 81 land bird species in northern Alberta, Canada. We then compared these estimates of bird abundance to a commonly-used but non-spatially explicit estimate by Partners in Flight (PIF v 3.0) that’s based on the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data set. The publication is a result of years of collaboration between the ABMI, Boreal Avian Modelling (BAM) project, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada), and United States Geological Survey.

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