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An introduction to Bayesian approaches in Macroecology

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This workshop will introduce attendees to Bayesian approaches to common problems in Macroecology and Ecology in general

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The BES Macro Special Interest Group are hosting an introduction course on Bayesian statistics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This event will introduce attendees to Bayesian statistics and how they are commonly applied in the fields of Ecology and Macroecology.

This course will be run over two days, and through talks and hands on sessions, will introduce attendees to the philosophy behind Bayesian statistics and how it is applied to commonly used models such as GLMs, mixed effects models and comparative methods.

This course is aimed towards beginners to the topic of Bayesian Statistics and will be mainly taught using R. A basic knowledge of R and statistics (a basic understanding of linear models such as GLMs) is required. Attendees are also advised to bring their own laptop with the latest version of R installed. In preparation for the course attendees are also required to follow the package installation steps in the following pre-requisite file (https://github.com/healyke/BES_Macro_workshop_Galway_2020/blob/master/BES-macro-Bayesian-prerequisites.pdf)

install the following, preferably in the below suggested order. Make sure you run these before you arrive in case of poor (or crowded!) internet.

in order to gain the most out of the workshop.

Registration Deadline

Registration closes on the 1st of March 2020.

Session Leaders

Dr Kevin Healy, National University of Ireland, https://www.nuigalway.ie/zoology/research/macroecology/

Dr Ruth Kelly, https://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/research/groups/buckley/members/ruth-kelly/

Dr Andrew Jackson, Trinity College Dublin, https://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/research/groups/jackson/

Preliminary Programme

Day 1 (Morning): Introduction to Bayesian theory

Day 1(Afternoon): Introduction to linear modelling using MCMCglmm

Day 2 (Morning): Mixed models and beyond using MCMCglmm

Day 2 (Afternoon): Introduction to JAGS

FOOD

Lunch and coffee breaks are covered in the registration costs. All meals will be vegetarian. If you have any dietary requirements (vegan, allergens, etc) please let us know when you register.

Travel and Accommodation

Detailed information on how to get to Galway is available on the NUIG website. The workshop will take place in the Arts Millennium building (room GO65) on the NUIG university campus, which is marked as no. 4 on the map (map of NUIG campus). The campus is approximately a 15 minute walk from Eyre Square in the centre of Galway.

Parking is strictly restricted on NUIG campus. If parking is required please indicate it during registration and contact the organisers before the workshop.

We have not arranged any specific accommodation for the workshop as there is large range of options available in Galway. We outline a list of venues below (however).

Jurys Inn, Quay Street, Galway, https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/galway/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=local

Harbour Hotel, https://www.harbour.ie/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Knowledge_Graph

The House Hotel, https://www.thehousehotel.ie/

Ash Grove Guesthouse, http://www.ashgrovehousegalway.com/#g_46_0

Contact

For more information contact kevin.healy@nuigalway.ie

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