Large carnivores and statistical ecology
December 9, at 2:00pm (Lisbon, Portugal time).
Via Zoom - register here.
Olivier Gimenez (Ecological Statistician, National Centre for Scientific Research)
Abstract: Large carnivores are difficult to monitor in the field: they are elusive and live at low densities over wide areas. With their recent recovery in Europe, large carnivores are having increasing interactions with human activities. In this talk, I will illustrate how our team (https://human-animal-interactions.github.io/) and collaborators contribute to the management of large carnivores in Europe. We will showcase inference about large carnivores' abundance and distribution by applying and developing statistical methods that make optimal use of available and noisy data. We will also talk about how model outcomes can be used in making scenarios and decisions about large carnivores' management.
Joint organization by Centre of Statistics and its Applications - CEAUL, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes - cE3c and Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre - MARE, from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal).
Short bio: Olivier Gimenez (https://oliviergimenez.github.io/) is an ecological statistician working at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in the beautiful city of Montpellier, France. His work is at the interface of animal ecology, statistical modeling and social sciences. With students and colleagues, he adresses issues in ecology and conservation biology dealing with the impact of climate change and human activities on population dynamics and species distribution and the management of large mammals. He is also interested in human-wildlife interactions and how interdisciplinary approaches may contribute to the coexistence of humans and animals. You may find Olivier on Twitter https://twitter.com/oaggimenez