EURING 2017 Analytical Meeting and workshop

Estimation and modeling of vertebrate populations with emphasis on marked individuals
 
2-7 July 2017
In Barcelona, Spain 
  
Conference Theme 
 
The main topic of the conference is the advancement of statistical methods used to estimate population parameters, with emphasis on methods relevant to samples of marked individuals (e.g., bird ringing / banding), though some presentations may also involve application of comparable methods to unmarked individuals such as occupancy modelling and estimation of detection probabilities in monitoring programs. The conference will include 4 days of oral sessions, a poster session, an optional full day workshop on methods and mid-conference field trips. There will be no parallel sessions. The conference will be kept small (100-120 participants) facilitating communication and exchange. 
 
The contributed talks should show new or refined methods or provide comparative overviews. Whenever possible, an application of the presented methods should be given to real data, preferably on birds. All speakers are expected to have a complete manuscript available by the time of the conference, in a format suitable for submission to the conference proceedings, to ensure timely publication of the proceedings, and to encourage presentation of completed work that is suitable for publication. Further details on the proceedings will be provided at a later date.
 
Posters can also be submitted, but manuscripts for these will only be required if the presenter would like to submit them for consideration for publication in the proceedings. 
 
There will be one or more prizes for the best student paper(s) including posters.
 
Submission 
 
All submissions will be reviewed by the session chairs and the scientific committee. Submissions that are not accepted as talks can be considered for a poster if the authors agree. Submissions should include a title, an abstract (max. 400 words), author names with affiliation and be in either .docx or .pdf format.  Authors should also designate the session to which the submission best fits and a secondary choice of session. Requested format shown in the attached. Please upload all submissions on the website during the open period (www.phidot.org/euring/abstracts).
 
Sessions 
 
EURING 2017 will consist of several oral sessions organized in themes, as well as a poster session. Each oral session will start with a plenary talk followed by 4-5 contributed papers. Below is a list of the sessions along with the co-chairs (which is the plenary and co-chair) and some keywords about the possible content to facilitate assigning an abstract to a session. Session co-chairs will be responsible for defining the content of each session, through selection of appropriate papers. If you are unsure about the suitability or relevance of a topic to a particular session, please contact the session chairs before submitting an abstract.  Session chairs and their contact information are available on the website:
 
1.     Data Integration (Plenary: Dave Miller, co-chair Jamie Sanderlin)
2.     Full Annual Cycle Models (Plenary: Pete Marra, co-chair Ali Johnson)
3.     Unmarked Individuals (Plenary: Res Altwegg, co-chair Guru Guillera-Arroita)
       -occupancy and N-mixture modeling
       -species richness
4.     Integrated Population Modeling(Plenary: Sarah Converse , co-chair Michael Schaub)
5.     Analysis of Large Scale Tracking Data/ Movement (Plenary: Mevin Hooten, co-chair           Franzi Korner-Nievergelt)
            - connectivity, contact networks, geolocators, global positioning systems (GPS), hidden Markov models, migration, movement models, random walk models, resource selection functions, state-space models, stochastic differential equations, telemetry data, wildlife tracking 
 
6.     Spatial Models(Plenary: David Borchers, co-chair Rahel Sollmann)
          -Spatial Point Process Models, Density Surface Models, Spatial CAR Models, Spatio-Temporal Models
 
7.     Advances in Capture Recapture (Plenary: Rachel Fewster, co-chair Eleni Matechou)
       -population size estimation, diagnostic tools, uncertain captures, misidentification, heterogeneity, temporary emigration, robust design, hidden Markov models, individual covariates, nonparametric estimation, survival probability
 
8.     Population dynamics/Dispersal (Plenary: Jane Reid, co-chair Elise Zipkin)
9.     Software session (Plenary: Janine Illian, co-chair Rémi Choquet)
 
The poster session (chair: Ray Alisauskas) will accept papers on any topics that fit within the overall theme of the conference. 
 
Deadlines and Important Dates 
·       Papers submission: 1 January 2017 - 15 February 2017
·       Poster submission: 1 January 2017 - 1 March 2017
·       Acceptance notification: late March, 2017
 
Information on registration, workshops, and local details will be coming soon!  Look forward to seeing you there, it's going to be a great conference!
 
 
Beth Gardner, Rob Robinson (program chairs), Juan Carlos Senar (local committee chair)
 
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