PalEON Offers Course on Data Collection, Statistical Analysis, Ecosystem Modeling

PaleoEcological Observatory Network (PalEON) is offering a summer course on integrating paleoecological data collection, Bayesian statistical analysis, and ecosystem modeling August 13–20, 2016, in Madison, Wisconsin.

This course will provide 20 graduate students and postdocs with intensive training in the emerging tools that allow researchers to do the following:

  • Estimate the signal and uncertainty in historical and paleoecological data
  • Assimilate both signal and uncertainty into the current suite of terrestrial ecosystem models

The application deadline is February 15. Selected candidates will be announced by March 15.

PalEON is seeking students with interests and backgrounds in paleoecology, terrestrial ecosystem modeling, and/or statistics.

To apply, send the following to Jody Peters at

  • A CV
  • A statement detailing why you want to take the course and how you anticipate it helping your research
  • A letter from your major adviser supporting your application

This workshop is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is free to participants; however, participants must provide their own transportation.

Details can be found on the PalEON website.

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