Bayesian Modeling in Ecology

uwFriday Forum: Graphical models and Bayesian model in ecology: a meta-analysis application
Friday, September 18, 2009, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 PM
University of Wyoming, Ag C Building Room 316
Presenter: Kiona Ogle, Assistant Professor of Botany

This talk will introduce basic concepts of Bayesian statistical modeling. The concepts and methodologies will be illustrated in a meta-analysis application that synthesizes literature information on specific leaf area (an important plant “functional trait”) of 305 tree species occurring in the US. Graphical models will be overview as a tool for understanding relationships between different data sources, parameters, and latent processes.