2014-15: ECOL: Transition Workshop: May 4-6, 2015

The Transition Workshop was the final programmed activity for the 2014-15 SAMSI program on Mathematical and Statistical Ecology. At this workshop, the working groups that have been meeting throughout the program made presentations and discussed their plans for the future. Presentations were from the following working groups:

  1. Network Models: Organizers Jay Verhoef, Mevin Hooten, Lou Gross, webmaster Kimberly Kaufeld
  2. Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Organizers Alun Lloyd, Jennifer Hoeting, webmaster Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez
  3. Multivariate Models: Organizers Jim Clark, Alan Gelfand, webmaster Kimberly Kaufeld
  4. Tipping Points: Organizers Lou Gross, Phil Dixon, Ron McRoberts, webmaster Christopher Strickland
  5. Physical Ecology: Organizers Laura Miller, David Adalsteinsson, Lea Jenkins, webmaster Christopher Strickland
  6. Marine Ecology: Organizers Chris Jones, Ed Boone, webmaster Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez

Questions: email eco@samsi.info

Schedule and Supporting Media

Participant List
Speaker Abstracts/Titles

Monday, May 4, 2015

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:30-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 Introduction and Welcome Richard Smith, Director of SAMSI
Session 1 – Networks Organizer:
Mevin Hooten, Colorado State
Bailey Fosdick, Colorado State University
9:00-9:30 Network Models in Ecology: An Overview Kimberly Kaufeld, SAMSI/N.C. State University
9:30-10:00 Movement Models for Space use and Contact Networks in Social Insect Colonies Ephraim Hanks, Penn State University pdf
10:00-10:30 Temporal Latent Space Network Models for Dynamic Grooming Interactions in Baboon Troops Bailey Fosdick, Colorado State University
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Stress Response and Sexual Signals Correlate with Social Interactions: A Social Network Study in North American Barn Swallows (Hirundo Rustica Erythrogaster) Iris Levin, Colorado University-Boulder
11:30-12:00 Dynamic Models of Animal Movement with Spatial Point Process Interactions Jim Russell, Penn State University
12:00-12:30 Spatiotemporal Models for Animal Social Structure Henry Scharf, Colorado State University
12:30-1:00 Open Discussion
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:15 Educating Ecologists about Statistics Lou Gross, University of Tennessee
Session 2: Marine Ecology Organizer/Chair: Chris Jones, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:15-2:55 Data Assimilation using Bayesian Methods for Traditional Ecological Models Edward Boone, Virginia Commonwealth University
2:55-3:35 Tiny but Mighty: Microbes in Biogeochemical Models Christof Meile, University of Georgia
3:35-4:05 Break
4:05-5:00 Panel Discussion Leader:
Chris Jones, UNC-Chapel Hill
Virginia Pasour, Army Research Office
Colin Grudzien, UNC-Chapel Hill
Edward Boone, Virginia Commonwealth University
Christof Meile, University of Georgia
5:00-7:00 Poster Session and Reception

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:45-9:00 Registration and Announcements
Session 3: Infectious Diseases Organizers:
Jennifer Hoeting, Colorado State
Alun Lloyd, N.C. State University
Alun Lloyd, N.C. State University
9:00-9:40 How Hot is Malaria? – open challenges in evaluating the impact of climate on the transmission of vector-borne disease Leah Johnson, University of South Florida
9:40-10:20 Modeling and Analysis of Diurnal Patterns in Maize Leaf with RNA-Sequencing Data Wen (Rick) Zhou, Colorado State University
10:20-10:50 Break
10:50-11:30 Appropriate Measures of Persistence in Childhood Diseases Christian Gunning, N.C. State University
11:30-12:00 Weak Convergence of a Seasonally Forced Stochastic Epidemic Model Yuan Zhang, Duke University
12:00-12:30 Open Discussion
12:30-1:30 Lunch
Session 4: Physical Ecology Organizer/Chair:
Laura Miller, UNC-Chapel Hill
1:30-2:10 Fluid Physics of Long Distance Dispersal Laura Miller, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:10-2:50 Wing-Wing Interaction in Tiny Insect Flight Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Oklahoma State University
2:50-3:20 Break
3:20-4:00 Stochastic Models for Parasitoid Release and Spread Christopher Strickland, SAMSI and UNC-Chapel Hill
4:00-4:15 Open Discussion

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:45-9:00 Registration and Announcements
Session 5: Multivariate Models Organizer/Chair: Jim Clark, Duke University
9:00-9:40 Development and Application of the Generalized Distribution Model to Joint Species and Trait Data Jim Clark, Duke University
9:40-10:20 Data Fusion for Ecological Studies Brian Reich, N.C. State University
10:20-10:50 Break
10:50-11:30 Applications of Joint Species Distribution Modeling with Case Studies Bijan Seyednasrollah, Duke University
11:30-12:10 Dimension Reduction for Joint Species Distribution Modeling Daniel Taylor-Rodriguez, SAMSI and Duke University
12:10-12:30 Open Discussion
12:30 Box lunch available