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:
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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