We are interested in statistical methods that deal with imperfect data when doing biogeographic inference. We're hoping to address questions like how can we estimate beta-diversity from museum specimen data given such biases as imperfect detection, non-random collection and pseudo-absences? Or similar statistical concerns for the task of quantifying geographic range shifts.Please contact: email@example.com for more details and to participate in this working group.
The Genomics Working Group meets weekly and discusses next generation sequencing (NGS) and related projects, ranging from RNAseq, targeted enrichment, bioinformatics, and inference analyses, etc. This discussion group is open to all who are working with NGS, are interested in genomics-related topics, or just wish to learn from others. The attendees bring their own data and/or questions, discuss and help with each other's data analysis and work to solve specific problems. The goal is to facilitate the scientific interaction between different genomics groups, and improve our overall knowledge of the various genomics techniques, bioinformatics analyses and inference pipelines.Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to participate in this working group.
The Species Interactions and Global Change working group is interested in determining whether species interactions at the local scale, such as plant-plant competition, are also evident at the broader landscape scale. This has implications for the development of species distribution models, which have thus far rarely included species interactions: a focus that is rapidly gaining interest. The group meets every two weeks and is regularly attended by ecologists with a diverse set of skills including: experimentalists, computer modelers and others who concentrate on field-based studies.Please contact: email@example.com for more details and to participate in this working group.