Qaecologist Posts http://feed.informer.com/digests/T57DVXB9YH/feeder Qaecologist Posts Respective post owners and feed distributors Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:40:04 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ MEE blog post about our recent paper https://gguilleraresearch.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/mee-blog-post-about-our-recent-paper/ gurutzeta's research urn:uuid:f713595b-8fa4-b675-9b7b-16672208af7c Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:24:33 +0000 Just published this blog post in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, motivated by our recent paper in the same journal. The work we present deals with the modelling of occupancy data accounting for false positive and false negative errors at multiple levels. We analyse &#8230; <a href="https://gguilleraresearch.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/mee-blog-post-about-our-recent-paper/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=gguilleraresearch.wordpress.com&#038;blog=41104168&#038;post=723&#038;subd=gguilleraresearch&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> <p>Just published <a href="https://methodsblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/false-positives-false-negatives/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">this blog post</a> in <em>Methods in Ecology and Evolution, </em>motivated by our <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12743/full" target="_blank" rel="noopener">recent paper</a> in the same journal. The work we present deals with the modelling of occupancy data accounting for false positive and false negative errors at multiple levels. We analyse eDNA survey data from four frog species in Melbourne. Our work also provides an illustration of the value of profile likelihoods as a tool for estimation. Enjoy!</p> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_731" style="width: 595px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img data-attachment-id="731" data-permalink="https://gguilleraresearch.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/mee-blog-post-about-our-recent-paper/frog_sm/" data-orig-file="https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg?w=585&#038;h=386" data-orig-size="693,458" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;OpticFilm 7600i&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1369322002&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="frog_sm" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg?w=585&#038;h=386?w=300" data-large-file="https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg?w=585&#038;h=386?w=640" class="alignnone wp-image-731" src="https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg?w=585&#038;h=386" alt="frog_sm.jpg" width="585" height="386" srcset="https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg?w=585&amp;h=386 585w, https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg?w=150&amp;h=99 150w, https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg?w=300&amp;h=198 300w, https://gguilleraresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/frog_sm.jpg 693w" sizes="(max-width: 585px) 100vw, 585px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Beautiful pic of a <em>Litoria ewingii </em>by Geoff Heard<em> </em></p></div> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/gguilleraresearch.wordpress.com/723/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/gguilleraresearch.wordpress.com/723/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=gguilleraresearch.wordpress.com&#038;blog=41104168&#038;post=723&#038;subd=gguilleraresearch&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> PhD papers https://cbakerresearch.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/phd-papers/ Chris Baker urn:uuid:7134820b-c136-ef85-fa9f-6612f461067e Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:34:06 +0000 My final PhD paper is finally out! So, I think this is the perfect time to post an overview of what I did &#38; lessons learnt. While all of the papers focus on invasive species control, they vary from being &#8230; <a href="https://cbakerresearch.wordpress.com/2017/08/17/phd-papers/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=cbakerresearch.wordpress.com&#038;blog=47894953&#038;post=201&#038;subd=cbakerresearch&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> <p>My final PhD paper is finally out! So, I think this is the perfect time to post an overview of what I did &amp; lessons learnt. While all of the papers focus on invasive species control, they vary from being quite theoretical to applied.</p> <p>Chapter 1: <a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10287-013-0196-0">Spatial control of invasive species in conservation landscapes</a></p> <p>In this paper, we introduced the population dynamic model that I used for most of my thesis. The basic idea of this paper was to determine the best way to allocate control effort spatially in order to minimise the abundance of an invasive species at a specific location. We showed that the optimal allocation is related to the ratio of spread rate to growth rate. If this ratio is small, then control effort should be focused in a small area, while if the ratio Is large, then control effort should be spread out more widely in the landscape.</p> <p>Chapter 2: <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/15-0095/full">Placing invasive species management in a spatiotemporal context</a></p> <p>In this paper, we considered the spatial problem, along with the associated problem of removing an invasive species from an island. In the spatial problem, we looked at how a buffer zone heuristic compared to the optimal solution, and we found that an appropriately chosen buffer zone performed extremely well. We also found an interesting trade-off for island eradications, between the species growth rate and the diminishing marginal returns of control effort. In particular, the faster the species growth rate, the faster eradication should be completed. Even though it’s intuitive to think that a high growth rate means that eradications will take longer, it actually means that it’s imperative to complete them quickly.</p> <p>Chapter 3: <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/conl.12236/abstract">Target the Source: Optimal Spatiotemporal Resource Allocation for Invasive Species Control</a></p> <p>In this paper, I solved for optimal spatio-temporal resource allocation. These results really pointed toward a principle of targeting the source of invasions. That is, the part of the landscape which is responsible for the majority of spread. It’s important to note that the location of the ‘source’ can change through time. High-density regions close to low-density regions are prime examples, while a high-density region surrounded by other high-density regions would not be a source, as it would not be able to effectively cause spread into new regions.</p> <p>Chapter 4: <a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-017-1499-9">Modelling tropical fire ant (<em>Solenopsis geminata</em>) dynamics and detection to inform an eradication project</a></p> <p>In this paper, we focused on fire ant control at Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea. There were two main aspects to this: understanding how different ant baits affect the population and modelling the detectability of fire ants. There are two classes of ant bait available: toxin and growth regulator. We used pilot data to quantify the effect of each bait and then used this to suggest that a combined use of both over two years would be required to complete eradication. Following any eradication attempt, it is vital to estimate the probability of success. We used detection experiments to quantify the probability of detection and then optimise the number of lures that should be used. Further, we considered the possibility of detector dogs, and we found that, provided sufficient use, canine detection would be a cost-effective option.</p><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=cbakerresearch.wordpress.com&#038;blog=47894953&#038;post=201&#038;subd=cbakerresearch&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> Sunshine and visitors https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/sunshine-and-visitors/ Jane Catford's Research urn:uuid:94329617-d6e7-440e-d64b-19264bada8ab Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:07:36 +0000 Long days, dry roads, warm weather and visitors. I love summer! Esti Palma from the University of Melbourne and Dr Luis Mata from RMIT University (and, the all-important, Alan Mata) came to visit for a couple of weeks recently. They &#8230; <a href="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/sunshine-and-visitors/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=janecatford.wordpress.com&#038;blog=25633722&#038;post=1076&#038;subd=janecatford&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_1078" style="width: 530px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="1078" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/sunshine-and-visitors/esti-luis-july-2017/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg" data-orig-size="2917,2697" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="esti &amp; luis July 2017" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=640" class="alignright size-full wp-image-1078" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=520" alt="esti-luis-july-2017.jpeg" width="520" height="481" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=520 520w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=1040 1040w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=150 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=300 300w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=768 768w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/esti-luis-july-2017-e1500992330375.jpeg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 520px) 100vw, 520px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Esti, Luis and Alan make the most of the sunshine at New Forest NP</p></div> <p>Long days, dry roads, warm weather and visitors. I love summer!</p> <p><a href="https://epalmablog.wordpress.com">Esti Palma</a> from the University of Melbourne and <a href="https://luismataresearch.wordpress.com">Dr Luis Mata</a> from RMIT University (and, the all-important, Alan Mata) came to visit for a couple of weeks recently. They both gave excellent talks to our ecology group in <a href="https://www.southampton.ac.uk/biosci/research/groups/environmental.page">Biological Sciences.</a></p> <p>Luis spoke about <a href="https://luismataresearch.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/the-little-things-that-run-the-city-final-report/">&#8220;The Little Things That Run the City&#8221;</a>, drawing on the pioneering work in Melbourne where Luis and other folk from RMIT are joining forces with <a href="http://biodiversity.melbourne.vic.gov.au/insects/">Melbourne City Council</a> to bring biodiversity into the city &#8211; and to make people aware of, and value, it. They&#8217;ve produced a beautiful <a href="http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/little-things-run-city.pdf">children&#8217;s book </a>as part of this work. I&#8217;m looking forward to seeing the other things that this innovative and productive group produce.</p> <p>Esti focused on her invasive species traits work where she is using 80 plant species to test whether it is more informative to separate invasive species into different &#8220;types&#8221; based on their <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2745.12627/abstract">dimension of invasiveness</a>, or whether it doesn&#8217;t matter if all species are lumped into one category. Early results seem to point to the former &#8211; but watch this space!</p> <p>Esti also spoke briefly about her <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecog.02516/abstract">work</a> that shows trait-based trends in the types of species that are being both lost from and gained in cities. As a bit of extra excitement, Esti&#8217;s paper featured on the cover of <em><a href="https://twitter.com/EcographyJourna/status/883254229737013248">Ecography.</a>  </em></p> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_media-13" style="width: 2026px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="1138" data-permalink="https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/sunshine-and-visitors/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek/" data-orig-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=640" data-orig-size="2016,1512" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.2&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 6s&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1496778534&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.15&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;250&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.058823529411765&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="john dwyer and bjorn robroek" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=640?w=300" data-large-file="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=640?w=640" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1138" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=640" alt="john dwyer and bjorn robroek.jpeg" srcset="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=640 640w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=1280 1280w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=150 150w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=300 300w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=768 768w, https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/john-dwyer-and-bjorn-robroek.jpeg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">John and fellow Southamptonite, Bjorn Robroek, enjoying a cleansing ale after a walk along the River Itchen (we did talk ecology, promise!).</p></div> <p>While talking about sunny visitors, it would be remiss of me not to mention <a href="https://jdwyer2.wordpress.com">Dr John Dwyer</a> from the University of Queensland who stopped to say hello in June.</p> <p>John also educated us with a talk, this time on how trait covariance can help us understand biodiversity trends along environmental gradients. Some really <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12781/full">lovely work</a> by John and Daniel Laughlin.</p> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> Tagged: <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/biodiversity/'>Biodiversity</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/cities/'>cities</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/ecology/'>Ecology</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/esti-palma/'>Esti Palma</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/insects/'>insects</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/john-dwyer/'>John Dwyer</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/luis-mata/'>Luis Mata</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/melbourne/'>Melbourne</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/plant-traits/'>plant traits</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/university-of-southampton/'>University of Southampton</a>, <a href='https://janecatford.wordpress.com/tag/urban/'>urban</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/janecatford.wordpress.com/1076/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/janecatford.wordpress.com/1076/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=janecatford.wordpress.com&#038;blog=25633722&#038;post=1076&#038;subd=janecatford&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> Growth races in The Mallee https://fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/growth-races-in-the-mallee/ Freya's Research urn:uuid:80357448-56f6-e670-9589-46dac501beee Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:14:28 +0000 The second paper from my PhD has been accepted for publication. In this paper Peter Vesk and I explore growth trajectories of woody plants in the Victorian Mallee, a semi-arid region of south-eastern Australia. We examine the influence of plant &#8230; <a href="https://fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/growth-races-in-the-mallee/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com&#038;blog=34666045&#038;post=414&#038;subd=fmthomasresearch&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> <p>The second paper from my PhD has been accepted for publication.</p> <p>In this paper Peter Vesk and I explore growth trajectories of woody plants in the Victorian Mallee, a semi-arid region of south-eastern Australia.</p> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_media-3" style="width: 2602px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="417" data-permalink="https://fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/growth-races-in-the-mallee/img_1977/" data-orig-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=640" data-orig-size="2592,1936" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2.8&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;iPhone 4&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1366276434&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;3.85&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;80&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0010604453870626&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="IMG_1977" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=640?w=300" data-large-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=640?w=640" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-417" src="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=640" alt="IMG_1977.JPG" srcset="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=640 640w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=1280 1280w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=150 150w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=300 300w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=768 768w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/img_1977.jpg?w=1024 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">An early time-since-fire site in Murray Sunset National Park</p></div> <p>We examine the influence of plant functional traits on growth trajectories. We test trait-growth relationships by examining the influence of specific leaf area, woody density, seed size and leaf nitrogen content on three aspects of plant growth; maximum relative growth rate, age at maximum growth and asymptotic height.</p> <p>Woody plant species in the semi-arid mallee exhibit fast growth trajectories. Small seeded species were likely to be the fastest to reach maximum height, while large-seeded species with high leaf nitrogen were likely the slowest. Tall species had low stem densities and tended to have low specific leaf area.</p> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_419" style="width: 989px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="419" data-permalink="https://fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/growth-races-in-the-mallee/malleeflws/" data-orig-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=640" data-orig-size="979,644" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="MalleeFlws" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=640?w=300" data-large-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=640?w=640" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-419" src="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=640" alt="MalleeFlws" srcset="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=640 640w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=150 150w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=300 300w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png?w=768 768w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/malleeflws.png 979w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Some colour from Murray Sunset. Westringia rigida (Lamiaceae); Beyeria opaca (Euphorbiaceae); Acacia brachybotrya (Mimosaceae); Phebalium squamulosum (Rutaceae); Eremophila glabra (Scrophulariaceae) and Halgania cyanea (Boraginaceae).</p></div> <p>We modeled plant growth using a hierarchical multi-species model that formally incorporates plant functional traits as species-level predictors of growth, which provides a method for predicting species height growth strategies as a function of their traits.</p> <p>We further extended this approach by using the modeled relationships from our trait-growth model to predict: growth trajectories of species with limited data; real species with only trait data and; hypothetical species based only on trait coordination. We hope this highlights the potential to use trait information for ecological inference and to generate predictions that could be used for management.</p> <p>Please email if you would like more information.</p> <div data-shortcode="caption" id="attachment_428" style="width: 1117px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="428" data-permalink="https://fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/growth-races-in-the-mallee/mallephots2/" data-orig-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=640" data-orig-size="1107,822" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="MallePhots2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=640?w=300" data-large-file="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=640?w=640" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-428" src="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=640" alt="MallePhots2" srcset="https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=640 640w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=150 150w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=300 300w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=768 768w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png?w=1024 1024w, https://fmthomasresearch.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/mallephots2.png 1107w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Some fine mallee forms. </p></div> <p>&nbsp;</p><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com/414/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com/414/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=fmthomasresearch.wordpress.com&#038;blog=34666045&#038;post=414&#038;subd=fmthomasresearch&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> Three days of plant ecology in Germany https://janecatford.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/three-days-of-plant-ecology-in-germany/ Jane Catford's Research urn:uuid:3c7535ef-5b59-c767-e26c-a097f9b92e36 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:05:45 +0000 Originally posted on <a href="https://jecologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/three-days-of-plant-ecology/">Journal of Ecology Blog</a>: <br />Journal of Ecology Associate Editors Jane Catford and Rob Salguero-Gómez were both keynote speakers at this year&#8217;s PopBio conference. Here is their report&#8230; A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of attending PopBio2017&#8230;<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=janecatford.wordpress.com&#038;blog=25633722&#038;post=1053&#038;subd=janecatford&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" /> <div class="wpcom-reblog-snapshot"> <div class="reblog-post"><p class="reblog-from"><img alt='' src='https://0.gravatar.com/avatar/ca8bb453ef66397ab9266be27b88d84d?s=32&#038;d=identicon&#038;r=G' class='avatar avatar-32' height='32' width='32' /><a href="https://jecologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/three-days-of-plant-ecology/">Journal of Ecology Blog</a></p><div class="reblogged-content"> <p><em>Journal of Ecology Associate Editors Jane Catford and Rob Salguero-Gómez were both keynote speakers at this year’s PopBio conference. Here is their report…</em></p> <hr> <p>A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of attending <a href="http://www.popbio2017.de/index.html">PopBio2017</a> in Halle, Germany.</p> <p>This was the 30<sup>th</sup> annual conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (<a href="https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Gf%C3%96&#038;rlz=1C1CHFX_en-GBGB696GB696&#038;oq=Gf%C3%96&#038;aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.773j0j4&#038;sourceid=chrome&#038;ie=UTF-8">GfÖ</a>). Though hosted by GfÖ, the conference was very international in flavor, with all presentations in English. There were 130 researchers from over 20 countries, including the UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Brazil and South Africa, in what turned out to be a 1:1 gender ratio.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5927" src="https://janecatford.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/popbio11.jpg?w=640" alt="popbio1"> Attendees at a presentation at PopBio 2017 (Credit: RSG) </p> <p>It was an incredibly stimulating, fun and well-organized three days, with a lovely balance between unstructured (social) time and scientific talks and posters. Massive thanks and congratulations to the <a href="http://www.popbio2017.de/">organizers</a>, who put together an excellent…</p> </div><p class="reblog-source"><a href="https://jecologyblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/three-days-of-plant-ecology/">View original post</a> <span class="more-words">670 more words</span></p></div></div><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/gocomments/janecatford.wordpress.com/1053/"><img alt="" border="0" src="http://feeds.wordpress.com/1.0/comments/janecatford.wordpress.com/1053/" /></a> <img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=janecatford.wordpress.com&#038;blog=25633722&#038;post=1053&#038;subd=janecatford&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1" width="1" height="1" />