Branch Meetings

Branch Meetings for 2018 Poster

Statistical Society of Australia Canberra Branch Meetings
The Canberra branch of the SSA is pleased to present our meeting schedule for 2018. Please see
for a poster of the schedule containing our statistically and practically awesome lineup of speakers for the year!
Next meeting: Branch Meeting

Due to technical difficulties (basically there is no operational AV in the new Maths building), we have had to change the venue of next Tuesday’s meeting to the Fred Gruen Economics Seminar Room, HW Arndt Building 25A, ANU We have had branch meetings in there previously e.g., Janice Scealy’s talk in 2017.

Due to popular demand, we plan to be streaming the talk live at

Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018
5.15pm Refreshments outside Rm 1.33, ground floor, “New Maths Building” Building 145 Science Road, ANU (Where is the new MSI building).
6.00pm Presentation in Rm 1.33
7.30pm After the talk, there will be a dinner at Delhi-6, 14 Childers Street, Canberra City (Restaurant)

Please RSVP Francis Hui (SSA Canberra or reply to this email directly) by Monday 13 August if you would like to attend the dinner.

Speaker: Peter Caley (Data61, CSIRO)

Topic: Some issues of inference in abundance trends for wide-ranging wildlife species

Highly mobile species that form aggregations can present special challenges for inferring trends in abundance where aggregations are spatially sparse, highly localised and sometimes transient in nature. Drawing from Australian examples of waterbirds, flying foxes and cockatoos, this talk explores how practitioners have grappled with some of these issues, and appeals to the statistical brains trust to get involved.

Peter Caley is a research scientist with CSIRO Data61. He has a background in applying quantitative methods for addressing contemporary problems in the environmental sciences. Topics have included wildlife & human disease epidemiology, vertebrate pest ecology & management, plant & insect biosecurity and extinction inference.


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