Centre for the synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB

Sortie de la publication : The open data debate: a need for accessible and shared data in forest science

Avec une contribution de B. Fady au titre du CESAB (et de l'INRA)

Article du Groupe de travail du CESAB GASPAR

dans Science du 30 mai 2014 sur la biodiversité des poissons marins tropicaux porte la trace des récifs coralliens du passé.

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2 et 3 avril 2014

Dans le cadre de son programme de travail 2014, ECOSCOPE, réseau des observatoires de recherche sur la biodiversité, vous invite à l'Atelier Métadonnées qui se tiendra à Aix-en-Provence, dans les locaux du CESAB.

Il s'agira de définir, avec les participants du réseau, le profil documenté de métadonnées qui sera utilisé pour le portail national des observatoires de recherche sur la biodiversité. Intérêts scientifiques, aspects pratiques et visibilité, à l'échelle internationale, des jeux de données grâce aux métadonnées seront abordés pendant ces deux jours.

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logo FRB CESABCESAB, Aix-en-Provence, France, May 13-15 2014

The Center for synthesis and analysis of biodiversity (CESAB), Aix en Provence, France, is pleased to announce a training workshop on meta-analysis organized May 13-15, 2014. Meta-analysis is a set of statistical methods that combines and contrasts results obtained from independent studies, with the goal of identifying patterns or trends among study results, to address large-scale and complex scientific issues.

 

Participants will become familiar with what meta-analysis is, where it comes from, some examples of how it has been used in ecology and evolution, and its major strengths, weaknesses, advantages and limitations as a tool for the quantitative summary of research results. They will be introduced to the formal methods for carrying out a systematic review, which may (or may not) be combined with a meta-analysis, and to the problems and issues involved in carrying out systematic reviews. They will become familiar with carrying out the calculations involved in typical ecological meta-analyses, and learn how to interpret the results. They will conduct a preliminary meta-analysis on their own data or on other ecological data (which will be provided). Finally, they will learn how to evaluate and critique the results of meta-analyses in the literature.

 

Some of the areas of current development in meta-analysis in ecology, evolution, and conservation, including integrating phylogenetic information in the analysis and Bayesian approaches will be looked at. Training workshop participants should have a general background in statistics (ANOVA, regression, etc.) and graduate-level understanding of ecology, evolution and/or conservation research. No real familiarity with meta-analysis is necessary and nor is experience in creating and manipulating phylogenetic trees. Participants in the process of beginning to carry out a meta-analysis are encouraged to bring their data with them.

 

Format of the course: Lectures, demonstrations of methods, hands-on computational experience with ample opportunities for questions and feedback, group discussions and presentations, and peer critiques.

Teachers:Dr. Jessica Gurevitch (Stony Brook University, New York, USA, http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/gurevitchlab/)
and Dr. Marc Lajeunesse (University of South Florida, Florida, USA,http://lajeunesse.myweb.usf.edu/).

Targeted audience: Senior and junior scientists, PhD students

Language of the training workshop: English

Training workshop registration fee (covering coffee breaks but not travel and lodging): 500 euros

 

Le 10 décembre 2013, Sandra Lavorel, membre du groupe DIVGRASS a été élue à l’Académie des Sciences et avec elle 16 autres nouveaux membres.


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