This page provides recordings and resources for the Webinars EFI has hosted. The following are the webinar topics.

FEWS Seminar Series: Why Summer Research & REUs Really Are For You!

Dec 6, 2023Undergraduate Research Showcase 3
Nov 29, 2023Undergraduate Research Showcase 2 and Application Workshop
Nov 22, 2023Undergraduate Research Showcase 1
Nov 15, 2023Introduction to Summer Research

NEON-hosted Ecological Forecasting Challenge Seminars

Oct 31, 2023Data Skills Webinar: Ecological Forecasting
Oct 10, 2023Science Seminar: The NEON Ecological Forecasting Challenge

Ecological Forecasting Outside Academia Early Career Panel

Feb 22, 2023Ecological Forecasting Outside Academia Early Career Panel – hosted by the EFI Student Association

Statistical Methods Series (co-hosted with the ESA Statistical Ecology Section)

May 6, 2024wsyn, Wavelet approaches to Studies of Synchrony in Ecology, Register Here
Apr 15, 2024 SpaDES for developing and running Spatial Discrete Event Simulation models, Register Here
Mar 4, 2024Spatiotemporal modeling, Register Here
Feb 5, 2024aniMotum to fit latent variable movement models to animal tracking data, Register Here
Dec 4, 2023HMSC, Hierarchical Modelling of Species Communities
Nov 6, 2023mvgam to fit Dynamic Bayesian Generalised Additive Models for time series analysis and forecasting
May 1, 2023Integrated Species Distribution Models
Apr 3, 2023Bayesian Stable Isotope Mixing Models and the MixSIAR R package
Mar 6, 2023State Space Models and the Template Model Builder (TMB) R package
Feb 6, 2023Spatial Modeling in Ecology
Jan 9, 2023Zero-Inflated GLM and GLMM
Dec 5, 2022Structural Equation Models and the piecewiseSEM R package
Nov 7, 2022Analysis of Bioacoustic Data
Oct 3, 2022Spatial Occupancy Models and the spOccupancy R package
May 2, 2022Hidden Markov Models in Ecology
April 18, 2022 NIMBLE
April 4, 2022Multi-Species (Species Interactions) Occupancy Modeling
Mar 7, 2022Integrated Step-Selection Analysis
Feb 7, 2022Movement Ecology
Jan 24, 2022Generalized Joint Attribute Models (GJAM)
Jan 3, 2022Generalized Additive Models (GAMs)
Dec 6, 2021Species Archetype Models and/or Regions of Common Profile Models
Nov 1, 2021Mixed Models

R Shiny Series

Sept 14, 2021A Primer to Creating Interactive Maps with Leaflet in Shiny
Aug 31, 2021Improving Speed of Shiny Apps by Pre-Computing Models
Aug 17, 2021Creative Visualization of Model Results and Uncertainty in Shiny
Aug 10, 2021Visualization of Data in Space and Time: An Interactive Framework

Oceania EFI Chapter Monthly Seminars

Nov 2, 2023Nicholas Clark (University of Queensland), Ecological forecasting with Dynamic Generalized Additive Models, Register for the Call Here
Sept 21, 2023Natalie Briscoe and Michael Kearney (University of Melbourne) – Forecasting environmental responses with physics and physiology
Aug 24, 2023Chaojiao Sun (CSIRO) – Ecological forecasting and operational information systems support sustainable ocean management
June 22, 2023Rob Clemens (Griffith University) – Online digital analytics platforms – EcoCommons & Biosecurity Commons
May 25, 2023Steph Brodie (CSIRO) – Skillful ecological forecasts for marine resource management
Mar 23, 2023Jamie Cleverly (James Cook University & TERN) – The statistical predictability from climate factors of carbon, water and energy fluxes across Australian and New Zealand agricultural sites
Feb 12, 2023Alfredo Huete (University of Technology Sydney) – Pollen forecasting and satellite-derived ecological connections between the environment and human health
Aug 30, 2022Claire Spillman and Christopher Pickett-Heaps (Bureau of Meteorology) – Data sources for ecological forecasting in Oceania
May 23, 2022Paige Eveson (CSIRO), Quinn Thomas (Virginia Tech), Sean Walsh (University of Melbourne) – Examples of Ecological Forecasts.

European EFI Chapter Monthly Seminars

Nov 8, 2023Sanne Evers (Martin-Luther University, iDiv, UFZ) – “Climate driver timing and population dynamics“. Register for the call here
Oct 11, 2023Vicky Boult (University of Reading) – Forecast-based action for conservation: Developing early-warnings of human-elephant conflict
Sept 13, 2023Harry Watkins (St Andrews Botanic Garden) – Plants on the move: using a botanic garden to forecast habitat assembly dynamics under climate change
Jun 14, 2023Cara Gallagher (University of Potsdam) – Modelling energetics & behavior: Insights from mammalian swimmers, flyers, and runners
May 10, 2023Jenela Pantel (University of Duisburg-Essen) – Predictions from models for biodiversity at the phenotypic, population, and community level
Mar 8, 2023Owen Petchey (University of Zurich) – Understanding and Predicting the Stability of Ecological Systems
Feb 8, 2023Gerbrand Koren (Utrecht University) – Terrestrial Carbon Cycling Across a Range of Temporal Scales
Dec 14, 2022Damaris Zurell (University of Potsdam) – Forecasting Species Range Dynamics Under Global Change
Nov 2, 2023Emily Simmonds (NTNU) – A journey to more robust predictions of population responses to environmental change

Science Communication Series / Social Science and Partners & Knowledge Working Group Presentations and Panels

Jan 19, 2022 Science Communication Series: Sharing is Caring: Communicating Science Beyond Academic Publications
Nov 19, 2021 Science Communication Series: Serious Fun: Reimagining Virtual Events on Ecological Forecasting
May 17, 2021Social Science Working Group Hosted Presentation: Best Practices for Visually Communicating Ecological Forecast Uncertainty
May 4, 2021Partners & Knowledge Transfer Working Group Hosted Panel: Co-production & Actionable Science

DEI Working Group Hosted Panels

Mar 2021 What kind of online tools are useful and work well for remote learning and teaching?
Feb 2021How can 4-year data-driven institutions and programs support students transferring from community colleges? 
Jan 2021What does culturally competent data science training look like?
Nov 2020What do diverse students need to thrive in data- and computer-heavy settings?