What: A full-day symposium following the International Society of Behavioural Ecologists conference in Exeter, UK
When/Where: August 3rd, 2016, Newman Red Lecture Theatre
Organisers: Lauren Brent1, David Fisher2 & Matthew Silk3
1Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour; 2Centre for Ecology Conservation; 3Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter.
Symposium summary: Interest in the importance of organisms’ social environments has never been greater. Many of the best tools to analyse social environments come from the field of social network analysis, yet use of the most useful or more complex tools is limited. We are bringing together experts in social network analysis and empiricists studying animal social behaviour. The aims of this symposium are to introduce various methods to the field of behavioural ecology, encouraging dialogue about which methods can be used for what questions, highlighting the success or otherwise of those who have started using particular analysis methods, and determining what behavioural ecologists would most like to see in future model development. To achieve these aims, the symposium sessions will consist of a series of talks by invited statisticians followed by structured discussion groups on different questions and approaches.
Location & Date
University of Exeter
August 3rd, 2016.
Times: 9:45am - 16:30pm