[MARMAM] last call for posters for Quebec ecological modeling workshop

Ellen Hines ehines at sfsu.edu
Tue Sep 8 15:11:18 PDT 2009

The "Ecological Modeling for Marine Mammalogists" workshop will follow 
on the very successful 2005 workshop "Application of GIS and 
Spatial-Temporal Modeling for Marine Mammal Science and Management," and 
will represent the fifth Biennial workshop devoted to modeling.  There 
is tremendous interest in applying statistical modeling techniques to 
the quantitative assessment of marine mammal distribution and habitat 
use, and our workshop seeks to explore both traditional and the latest 
methodologies.  Our goal is to bring together practitioners that can 
share their experience with various approaches to ecological modeling by 
addressing topics ranging from collecting data, selecting the 
appropriate model, evaluating the model's results, and applying those 
results in a management scenario.  The workshop format will consist of 
formal presentations followed by extended discussions during which 
particular methodologies can be fully explored by all participants.  In 
2005, we introduced the Project Forum wherein students and less 
experienced researchers presented their projects and discussed the 
statistical challenges they are facing with an expert panel.  We plan to 
bring this useful forum back in 2009 so that participants of all skill 
levels can benefit from the workshop.  As space is limited, please 

We are accepting abstracts (Max 300 words) for posters outlining 
research that addresses applications of statistical tools and modeling 
approaches for marine mammals.  These posters will be used in a session, 
as described above, where other researchers, including the workshop 
organizers can supply feedback or advice.  We also welcome posters that 
present projects that discuss innovative tool and/or model development.

If you have a spatial/GIS/modeling-related poster in the regular 
conference that is pertinent to this workshop you can also present it at 
this workshop.

Please send abstracts by Sept. 14 to Ellen Hines at ehines at sfsu.edu
Ellen Hines, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA  94132
ehines at sfsu.edu

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