Program News

Rob Pringle seminar: The assembly, destruction, and reconstruction of African savanna ecosystems


Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ESC110

Dr. Pringle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. His research focuses on three main problems. First, his work aims to understand the ways in which large mammalian herbivores directly and indirectly shape the ecosystems they inhabit: how do they affect plants and other...

Workshop: Mapping species’ ranges


Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ESC 110
Cory Merow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE IS NOT YET CONFIRMED. We’ll use a complete workflow – from data download to pretty maps of predictions – to model a species geographic distribution (range). Goals include learning how to use:(1) Understand modeling decisions; (2) Statistical regression techniques; (3) Machine learning techniques; (4) Manipulate rasters; (5) Customize plots...

Workshop: R you ready for spatial data analysis?


Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ESC 110
Cory Merow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE IS NOT YET CONFIRMED. We’ll use spatial data to introduce fundamental concepts for the R programming language and teach best coding practices useful for beginners and experienced alike. Goals include: (1) Experience useful for future, more specific workshops with BGC; (2) Setting up a workflow to make sure coding isn’t annoying; (3) Loops; (4) Writi...

Cory Merow Seminar: Making the most of imperfect data: Inferring mechanism by linking regional forecasts to population and community dynamics in a changing world


Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ESC 110
Cory Merow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Forecasting ecological responses to dynamic, often no-analogue, environments will be key to mitigating global change. The societal demand for management strategies challenges ecologists to forecast systems lacking critical data. I will provide an overview of my approach to making the best of imperfect data to develop mechanistic forecasts of population, community and ecosystem responses to clim...

Mark Urban seminar: Improving the Forecast for Biodiversity in the Global Heat Age


Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
ESC110

Dr. Urban is an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut. His research group searches for creative answers to fundamental and applied questions in biology by integrating ecology, evolutionary biology, and genetics. He simultaneously develops novel mathematical theories, conducts intensely controll...

Map of Life and The Field Museum win MacArthur Foundation grant


The Yale-led Map of Life project and The Field Museum in Chicago have won a $300,000 MacArthur Foundation grant to support conservation decisions in South America. The two institutions will work with park services and wildlife agencies in Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia to improve conservation actions by harnessing better information about biodiversity. They will develop online dashboards to p...

John Silander seminar: Modeling spatio-temporal variation in phenology across northeastern North American forests: from individual trees to landscapes and regions.


Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OML 400

Dr. Silander is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include plant ecology and evolution, with focus on plant biogeography and spatial processes, landscape ecology, and conservation biology.

 

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William Fagan seminar: Animal Movement: Memory, Learning, and Autocorrelation.


Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OML 400

Dr. Fagan is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland. His research involves meshing field research with theoretical models to address critical questions in ecology and conservation biology.
 

Abstract: Real landscapes are dynamic in space and time, and...