Program News

Rebecca J. Rowe: Small mammal community similarity over space and time in the Great Basin


Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OML 201
SBSC Seminar

Assistant Professor Rebecca J. Rowe from University of New Hampshire

(Hosted by Eric Sargis)

Anthropogenic activities are rapidly changing natural environments on local to global scales, calling into question the persistence of...

Spatial and environmental data analysis in conservation and biodiversity science


Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
OML 201
SBSC Workshop

Instructors: Walter Jetz, Adam M. Wilson, Giuseppe Amatulli (EEB)


The course will provide an introduction and hands-on exposure to computational and statistical approaches for the analysis of biodiversity data in a geographical, environmental and conservation context. After a general overview of relevant hot topics and questions in conservation and ecology and their associated metho...

Healy Hamilton: Case studies of applied biodiversity science in support of federal natural resource management agencies


Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OML 400
SBSC Seminar

Chief Scientist Healy Hamilton from Natureserve

Morgan Tingley: How Should Climate Change Affect Land Conservation Strategies?


Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OML 400
SBSC Seminar

Assistant Professor Morgan Tingley from UConn

Climate chance presents one of the greatest challenges to the conservation of biodiversity globally. It seems obvious, as a result, that conservation plans and strategies should adapt to face this new threat, b...

Roland Kays: Animal abundance as an emergent property of individual movements, what does it look like and how can we sample it?


Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OML 400
SBSC Seminar

Prof. Roland Kays, from the NC State University; Lab Director of NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Camera traps offer a point-sample of how ani...

Geo-spatial and environmental analysis on open-source software workshops


Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
ESC 110
SBSC Workshop

Dr. Giuseppe Amatulli and Dr. Adam Wilson

Three workshops will be offered during the Fall 2014 semester to provide an overview of computational methods for performing spatial biodiversity analyses using open-source software.  This fall we will...

New VertLife project will sprout a forest of family trees


Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:56am

A Yale-led effort to bring “big data” to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new, Genealogy of Life program at the NSF, and will be used to create annotated family trees, computational tools, and a digital database addressing all terrestrial vertebrates.

This com...

Spatio-temporal analysis using open source software: combining research reproducibility and processing efficiency


SBSC Seminar

Seminar: Spatio-temporal analysis using open source software: combining research reproducibility and processing efficiency

Wednesday,  June 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm, OML 400

In recent years there has been an explosion of geo-dataset...