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[Bionews] Call for Applications: Graduate Workshop in Statistical Ecology

Catherine Crawley via bionews%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Mon Sep 15 13:24:22 EST 2014

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
(NIMBioS) is now accepting applications for the Graduate Workshop on
Current Trends in Statistical Ecology to be held April 15-17, 2015, at

*Objectives: *For graduate students in ecology-related fields or
statistics with an interest in ecological applications, this workshop
will give participants the opportunity to learn about the latest trends
in statistical ecology. There will be opportunities to build skills in
new statistical tools useful for ecology and to work on applying tools
to participants' research questions. The program will also feature panel
discussions about career opportunities, the job search, and surviving
graduate school/writing your dissertation. Participants will be
encouraged to bring data sets associated with their research to be
explored under the guidance of workshop leaders.

This workshop is co-organized by the Ecological Society of America SEEDS
program <http://esa.org/seeds/> and SAMSI <http://www.samsi.info/>
(Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute). Alumni of the
SEEDS program will receive priority consideration to attend, and all
participants will be invited to join the SEEDS network.

*Workshop Leaders:* Charmaine Dean, Statistics and Actuarial Science,
Simon Fraser Univ.; Jim Clark Statistical Science, Nicholas School of
the Environment, Duke Univ.; Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Mathematical
Biology, Arizona State Univ.; Lucas Joppa, Computational Ecology and
Environmental Sciences Group, Microsoft Research; Janneke Hille Ris
Lambers, Biology, Univ. of Washington

*Location: *NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

*Organizers:* Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America; Richard
Smith, SAMSI and Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Suzanne Lenhart,
NIMBioS and Mathematics, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; Louis Gross
NIMBioS, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics, Univ. of
Tennessee, Knoxville; Jim Clark Statistical Science, Nicholas School of
the Environment, Duke Univ., Durham NC

For more information about the workshop and a link to the online
application form, go to http://www.nimbios.org/education/WS_gradconf2015

*Application deadline:* December 1, 2014

Participation in the workshop is by application only. Graduate students
with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply. Successful
applicants will be notified by mid-January. If needed, financial support
for travel, meals, and lodging is available for workshop attendees.

A goal of NIMBioS is to enhance the cadre of researchers capable of
interdisciplinary efforts across mathematics and biology. As part of
this goal, NIMBioS is committed to promoting diversity in all its
activities. Diversity is considered in all its aspects, social and
scientific, including gender, ethnicity, scientific field, career stage,
geography and type of home institution. You can read more about our
Diversity Plan on our NIMBioS Policies
<http://www.nimbios.org/governance/NIMBioS_Diversity_Plan.pdf> web page.

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