Spatial Ecology 2009

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Seminar in Spatial Ecology (Fall 2009)

Professor John Silander

A forum to present and discuss a variety of issues related to modeling or quantifying spatial and temporal patterns of species distributions and ecological or evolutionary processes. We will meet once a week. Graduate students will present and discuss some of their on-going research or provide an opportunity to present research plans, ideas, or results, and to get feedback from the group. Other meetings may be devoted to reading current or classic papers on spatial-temporal patterns and processes in ecology and evolution.


We meet Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 or so in the Bamford Room (TLS 171b)

September 1

Professor Sheng Qiang, Nanjing Agricultural University in China will talk briefly about his research on the distribution of Solidago canadensis species complex (which is invasvie in China), and genotypic variation therein, and what he hopes to accomplish during his visit here.

September 8

Cory Merow (CA Models)

September 15

John Silander discussing two papers by Catherine Graham (Stony Brook). Catherine will be giving the EEB Departmental Seminar on September 17th.

Elith J, Graham CH 2009. 
Do they? How do they? WHY do they differ? On finding reasons for differing performances of species distribution models. 
ECOGRAPHY 32 (1): 66-77
Phillips SJ, Dudik M, Elith J, Graham CH, Lehmann A, Leathwick J Ferrier S. 2009. 
Sample selection bias and presence-only distribution models: implications for background and pseudo-absence data. 

September 22

Sarah Treanor

September 29

October 6

Mark Urban -- Evolution of species interactions across natural landscapes

October 13

Tsitsi McPherson: discussion...modelling multiple species using spatially clustered, biased, presence-only data

October 20

Jason Parent

October 27

Adam Wilson ~ Post-fire biomass accumulation and climate

November 3

Jeb Stevens

November 10

Brian K

November 17

Jenica Allen

November 24

Thanksgiving Break (no meeting)

December 1

Juan Carlos Villarreal

To be announced

December 8

Zbigniew Grabowski