Welcome to Eco-stats: the UNSW Ecological Statistics Research Group
The Eco-Stats Research Group is a team of statistics researchers and students led by David Warton who specialise in ecological statistics — improving the methods for making use of data to answer research questions commonly asked in ecology.
We evaluate existing methodologies, explore the application of modern methods that are often little-known to ecologists, and where needed we develop entirely new statistical methodology, with an emphasis on model-based approaches (which are usually easier to interpret and which often have optimality properties).
We are based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW, but our members are also affiliated with the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, the School of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Centre for Ecosystem Science.
We are supported by the Australian Research Council, with over $3M in ARC funding in the last decade.
We organised the 2015 Eco-Stats Conference at UNSW, December 8-10 2015, featuring Otso Ovaskainen, Doug Yu, Jay ver Hoef and many more exciting speakers. This was a follow-up to a two-day Eco-Stats symposium, 11-12 July 2013, at UNSW which featured Trevor Hastie, Bill Shipley and Noel Cressie. Go to the 2013 symposium website to find out more.
Phone: +61 2 9385-7031
Red Centre room 2052
School of Mathematics and Statistics