Bob O’Hara seminar: Ecological Statistics: how to make the most of a typical mess

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Ecology has to be observed in the real world, which does not always cooperate to give us nice neat data. For statisticians this is a good thing, because it means we can work with models more interesting than a classical ANOVA. I will explain how we can use moderns statistical ideas, hierarchical models, state space models, and lots of heavy computing to overcome problems in studying aggression, migration, and species distributions to separate out the biological signal from the observational noise.

Bob O’Hara from the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center Frankfurt will be visiting us Nov 4-8.