Open position: Lecturer in Quantitative Ecology at the University of Regensburg

I am moving to a professorship at the University of Regensburg, and I am looking to fill a lecturer position (Akad. Rat a.Z.) for a quantitative ecologist (= some focus on theory, modeling or stats) in my new group. If the job ad below seems to fit for you, please do apply, and feel free…

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3-year PostDoc Position on Connecting Forest Models, Data and Diversity Effects in Freiburg

NOTE: the position has been filled! We still seek applicants for a 3-yr PostDoc project that combines process-based forest models, Bayesian parameter estimation and ecologically the question of what processes cause diversity effects in temperate forests. A pdf with details of the call can be downloaded here. The position is available immediately. A first consideration…

Happy new year, and back on track!

The end of last year has been busy, with the result that my blogging activity had nearly ceased. No R holiday cards or end-of-the-year posts like other people. I’m happy to say though that, at least in spirit, but hopefully soon in writing as well, I’m back on track, so more frequent posting will commence…

Summer School on Bayesian Statistics in Freiburg

As in the last years, we organize a course in Bayesian statistics this summer. See invitation below, feel free to distribute widely. 3rd International Summer School An Introduction to Bayesian Modeling for Ecologists in Freiburg (Germany) 28th July to 2nd August 2013   Motivation Bayesian inference is an increasingly used statistical framework in ecology, but…

Back from Bayes

I just returned from teaching a workshop on Bayesian statistics together with Joe Chipperfield in Göttingen. The workshop was organized by the Biodiversity, Macroecology and Conservation Biogeography group in the aftermath of the Macroecology meeting, so quite a few people stayed over the weekend after the meeting, and it generally turned out to be a…

Now on twitter!

I’m not actively tweeting, but I realize a lot of people do, so opened a twitter account for the blog. You can follow new articles now also @TheorEcolBlog.

New coordinates

It has been unduly quiet on this blog, but I had my hands busy organizing my move to Freiburg. Yesterday, I officially started my new position with Carsten Dormann at the Department of Forest Biometry of the University of Freiburg, so once I have settled in I hope my postings will go back to a…

Ecology blog roundup

Three recent posts that that I found interesting: 1) Ecologist’s footprints: Corey Bradshaw over at ConservationBytes has an interesting article about the ecological footprint of working ecologists. 2) Consumer power: Marcelino Fuentes at Biopolitical doubts Pavan Sukhdev’s recent nature article is right in stating that cooperates are predominantly responsible for overconsumption – he argues that…

Summer School in Bayreuth 2nd -5th of August 2011: An Introduction to Bayesian Modeling for Ecologists

Motivation Statistical modeling with Bayesian methods has become increasingly popular in ecology, but the techniques required for doing so are not part of the standard curriculum in most Universities. Our aim for this course is to give a simple and practical introduction to Bayesian modeling for graduate students and early-stage researchers in ecology. Organizers: Björn…

Riester Förderung für Wissenschaftler mit VBL klassic und TVöD Ost

A German post about the complicated pension fund system for scientists in Germany. If you are non-German and really interested in the subject, this website has some information for foreign scientists on that matter. ACHTUNG: DIESE INFORMATION SIND MIT HOHER WAHRSCHEINLICHKEIT NICHT MEHR AKTUELL, ICH LASSE DEN EINTRAG NUR AUS GRÜNDEN DER VOLLSTÄNDIGKEIT ONLINE! Als…

Deutscher Studienpreis

A few weeks ago, I was invited to present my PhD-thesis at the final round of the “Deutscher Studienpreis” , a national price which is awarded by the Koerber Foundation . Although it didn’t work out with the price in the end, I thought my written submission to the competition which is availaible here (in…

Yomo workshop 2010

The 5-th YoMo-Workshop will take place 23. to 25. of April 2010 at the ecological station in Gülpe, near Potsdam. The yomo workshop is an informal meeting for Diploma/PhD students and early stage researchers that work with ecological models, and a great opportunity to meet people and to present and discuss your work. All details…