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  1. 11 June 2021. Motus Fest. 12:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time. Champions of the Motus Wildlife Tracking Network will provide updates on the progress and plans for Motus in regions around the world. Register here: https://birdscanada-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yFF6nzJoSC-UiMbF_X4ijw More info about Motus: https://motus.org/
  2. Some population related packages: Distance dsm marked mrds nimbleSCR oSCR PresenceAbsence Rcapture RMark scrbook secr unmarked Some packages for accessing bird observation citizen science data: auk (and ebirdst) rinat rgbif Lots of general modeling packages: MuMIn AICcmodavg You might also check out some of the CRAN task views such as, Analysis of Ecological and Environmental Data Analysis of Spatial Data Multivariate Statistics Phylogenetics, Especially Com
  3. The Division of Conservation Biology at the University of Bern is offering a Postdoctoral research position in applied population ecology In order to complement our academic team we are looking for an experienced scientist with a good publication record in the field of conservation biology and population ecology. Our research group strives to provide evidence-based recommendations for a better management of biodiversity. The appointed researcher will work in close collaboration not only with other members of the Division of conservation biology but also with colleagues at the Institutes o
  4. The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) invites applications for an academic-year (10 month), tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife/Vertebrate Ecology. The successful candidate will bring proficiency in statistical/mathematical ecology that is complemented by professional experience in the conservation and management of vertebrate species. We seek a teacher-scholar with a strong commitment to engaging students in the classroom and through research mentorship at the undergraduate, MS, and PhD levels. Responsi
  5. A brief history can be found on page 8 of de Juana & Garcia (2015). de Juana E, Garcia E. 2015. The Birds of the Iberian Peninsula. Christopher Helm, London.
  6. Suffolk County Department of Parks is currently accepting resumes for seasonal openings in its Endangered Species Protection Program for the 2020 season. The positions involve helping to manage nesting shorebirds (piping plovers and least terns) at seventeen sites throughout Suffolk County. Candidates will gain an intimate knowledge of bird behavior and of the unique management issues their presence creates. Qualifying Candidates must: - Have an interest and/or coursework in ornithology, ecology, and natural resources - Be able to meet the physical demands of the job su
  7. Der Ornithologische Beobachter is the journal of Ala, the Swiss Society for the Study and Protection of Birds. Since 1902, the journal has published scientific articles on all aspects of ornithology and bird conservation. Authors are from the German speaking countries Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Articles typically have an English abstract and English figure and table legends, since about 1996. Articles from the current year and the year before can only be accessed by members of the society, all other ones can be accessed free of charge. The journal can be browsed either vi
  8. Tattler is the Newsletter for the Asia Pacific Flyways. It is published four times a year, in April, July, October and December. Tattler publishes articles and news from people living throughout the Asia Pacific region. Tattler is currently subtitled "Newsletter for the Asia Pacific Shorebird Network". It was formerly subtitled "Newsletter for the Asia Pacific Flyways".
  9. Upcoming workshop on mark-recapture modeling: 22 July - 26 July 2019 University of Newcastle, Newcastle For more information, see https://www.proteus.co.nz/courses
  10. Upcoming occupancy modeling courses at the beginner and intermediate level: 15 July - 19 July 2019, Mooloolaba Surf Club, Sunshine Coast, Australia 26 August - 30 August 2019, Boulder City, Nevada 2 September - 6 September 2019, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey For more information, see https://www.proteus.co.nz/courses
  11. I would suggest deciding what kind of model you want to use before deciding which software to implement it with. You have distance data, so you could use distance sampling. But you also have repeated surveys within a season, so you might consider an N-mixture model. With your time intervals you could use a removal model. And there are ways to combine those data, for example by using a time-removal plus distance sampling model. Part of your choice should be based on your main question. If you need a density estimate for an area, you probably want a distance sampling model of some sort. If you a
  12. Pacific Seabird Group is dedicated to the study and conservation of Pacific seabirds and their environment. Students are a core membership of PSG; they contribute 29% of the PSG operating fund and comprise 40% of the annual meeting volunteer base. The PSG Student Research Grant (SRG) was created in 2019 by the PSG Former Chairs to honor and support the numerous contributions of the PSG student membership. Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree program (BA, BS, MS, MA, PhD) at an accredited community college, college, or university. Applicants may be enrolled at any of
  13. The move is done now. Let me know if you have any questions about how this new Groups feature works.
  14. The move is done now. Let me know if you have any questions about how this new Groups feature works.
  15. Recently we started using a new application on OE called Groups. As a result, you now see a Groups tab on the navigation menu above. With this application, users can start their own sub-communities on OE, like this RFID Working Group. Several new groups have already been created, and more are on the way. I a now beginning to transition our existing groups to this new app. On Friday February 15 I will pull the trigger and have this forum moved over to the Groups app. Here is what to expect: The forum will be moved from the Forums page to the Groups page. When you click on Gro
  16. Recently we started using a new application on OE called Groups. As a result, you now see a Groups tab on the navigation menu above. With this application, users can start their own sub-communities on OE, like this Geolocator Discussion & Support group. Several new groups have already been created, and more are on the way. I a now beginning to transition our existing groups to this new app. On Friday February 15 I will pull the trigger and have this forum moved over to the Groups app. Here is what to expect: The forum will be moved from the Forums page to the Groups page.
  17. ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Dr. Dustin H. Ranglack <privateemail17146@community.esa.org> Date: Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 1:13 PM Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Two Biology Faculty Positions at the University of Nebraska - Kearney To: ECOLOG-L@community.esa.org <ECOLOG-L@community.esa.org> Hi All- My department is advertising for two tenure track faculty positions to begin Fall 2019. The announcements (below) are very broadly defined as we are hoping for applicants with a wide range of skills, but expertise in areas of ecology, evolution, biostatistics, and
  18. The new U.S. Nightjar Network survey dates have are here! These dates are specifically chosen to coincide with the nights of brightest moonlight and greatest nightjar calling frequency. These are important dates to use so survey conditions are standardized across all regions of the Nightjar Survey Network. Contact nightars@nightjars.org with questions. 2019 Survey Dates: Window 1: FL, TX, and low elevation AZ and NM: 12 April to 26 April Window 2: Any location in the country: 11 May to 26 May Window 3: Areas north of AZ, FL, NM, and TX, and recommended for high elevation areas in the North
  19. Registration is open for Transmitting Science course “Introduction to Bayesian Inference in Practice”, May 6th-10th, 2019, Barcelona (Spain). Instructors: Dr. Daniele Silvestro (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Tobias Hofmann (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) Course overview Bayesian methods have become standard practice in several fields, (e.g. phylogenetic inference, evolutionary (paleo)biology, genomics), yet understanding how this Bayesian machinery works is not always trivial. The instructor will outline the relevant concepts and basic theory, but the focus
  20. Just FYI you can now also render PowerPoint presentations using rmarkdown in RStudio: https://support.rstudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004672913-Rendering-PowerPoint-Presentations-with-RStudio I haven't tried it yet but it looks like some of my gripes about other types of presentations are solved here, e.g. you can use columns, and templates.
  21. Hi Cameron, this community is not primarily birders but ornithologists and others interested in basic and applied science related to birds. You'll have more luck if you target the birding communities on the web... or maybe get in touch with a bookstore that specializes in autographed books.
  22. Arctic Audubon Society’s Small Grants Program funds conservation related projects that support our mission to protect Alaska’s ecosystems by encouraging research, education, and management that will contribute to appreciation and good stewardship of our natural heritage. This year, 2013, will be our 10th year offering small grants. In 2013 Arctic Audubon will consider applications for small grants of UP TO $2000. Partial funding may be offered. Proposed projects should enhance the understanding and conservation of Northern Alaska’s organisms and/or ecosystems. Projects dedicated to increa
  23. I've got a kit full of color bands I haven't used in years. I don't think they're Darvic, but is there a way to tell by looking at them? And what size do you need?
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