Evaluating and improving open source software for nonlinear statistical modeling in ecology

Principal Investigators:

Mark N. Maunder, Benjamin Bolker, and Beth Gardner

Increasingly, non‐linear and complex models are applied as a tool for improving understanding of ecological systems. These statistical models are often used to test hypotheses and make inferences about ecological theories and management decisions based on available data. This explosion in the application of such models is due to rapid and current development of methodology to carryout statistical inference of complex nonlinear models and improvements in computer power (faster and multiple processors). While there are many tools available for statistical... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group10th—14th January 2011Participant List  
Working Group18th—22nd July 2011Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Benjamin Bolkerbolker@mcmaster.caMcMaster University
Mollie Brooksmbrooks@ufl.eduUniversity of Florida
Liza S. Comitaliza.comita@yale.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Sarah Cubaynessarah.cubaynes@cefe.cnrs.frCentre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive-Centre national de la recherche scientifique CEFE-CNRS
Beth Gardnerlonepinepa@gmail.comNorth Carolina State University
Olivier Gimenezolivier.gimenez@cefe.cnrs.frCentre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive
Marc Kérymarc.kery@vogelwarte.chSwiss Ornithological Institute
Eunjung Kimkimeunju@hawaii.eduUniversity of Hawaii, Mānoa
Cleridy Lennert-Codyclennert@iattc.orgInterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission
Arni Magnussonarnima@hafro.isMarine Research Institute
Mark N. Maundermmaunder@iattc.orgInterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission
Mihoko Minamimminami@math.keio.ac.jpKeio University
John C. Nashnashjc@uottawa.caUniversity of Ottawa
Anders Nielsenanders@nielsensweb.orgTechnical University of Denmark
James Regetzregetz@gmail.comUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Hans J. Skaughans.skaug@math.uib.noUniversity of Bergen
Casper Willestofte Bergcbe@aqua.dtu.dkTechnical University of Denmark
Elise Zipkinezipkin@usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Elizabeth E. Croneelizabeth.crone@tufts.eduHarvard University
Trevor D. Daviestdavies@mathstat.dal.caDalhousie University
Perry de Valpinepdevalpine@berkeley.eduUniversity of California, Berkeley
Jessica Fordjessica.ford@csiro.auCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Steve J.D. Martells.martell@fisheries.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia
Jeffrey A. Roylearoyle@usgs.gov

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Bolker, Benjamin; Gardner, Beth; Maunder, Mark N.; Berg, Casper W.; Brooks, Mollie; Comita, Liza S.; Crone, Elizabeth E.; Cubaynes, Sarah; Davies, Trevor D.; de Valpine, Perry; Ford, Jessica; Gimenez, Olivier; Kéry, Marc; Kim, Eunjung; Lennert-Cody, Cleridy; Magnusson, Arni; Martell, Steve J.D.; Nash, John C.; Nielsen, Anders; Regetz, James; Skaug, Hans J.; Zipkin, Elise. 2013. Strategies for fitting nonlinear ecological models in R, AD Model Builder, and BUGS. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Vol: 4. Pages 501-512. (Online version)
Journal Article Nash, John C.; Varadhan, Ravi. 2011. Unifying optimization algorithms to aid software system users: Optimx for R. Journal of Statistical Software. Vol: 43(9). Pages 1-9. (Online version)
"Evaluating and improving open source software for nonlinear statistical modeling in ecology" is project ID: 12602