The MEDECOS-AEET conference on Mediterranean Ecology will be next week here in Sevilla. The programme looks really exciting - I’m looking forward to it. Here is what we are bringing to the meeting:

  • I’m giving a talk on ‘Species range dynamics under changing climates: from proxy evidence to Bayesian synthesis’ at the ‘Insights on the fourth dimension: the palaeoecological approach to modern ecological questions and vice versa’ symposium. Wed 14:30.

  • We are presenting a poster on ‘Deer browsing shapes plant community structure in Mediterranean shrublands’, which derives from Virginia Luque-Oliva’s master thesis.

  • Tamara Villaverde will talk about ‘Disentangling extreme phylogeography: long distance dispersal and niche shift in bipolar sedges’ on which I’m collaborating with niche modelling. Wed 11:30.

We have also organised a few activities within the Ecoinformatics working group:

  • A symposium on ‘Ecoinformatics: data science brings new avenues for ecology’. Fri 11:30-13:00.

  • A workshop on ‘Reproducible science with Rmarkdown’. Fri 14:00-15:30.

  • A workshop on ‘Easy collaboration and version control with Git and GitHub’. Fri 14:00-15:30.

  • We’ll have our first general meeting (asamblea) to know each other and discuss future activities. Please come! Thurs 13:30-14:30.

And last but not least, I’m looking forward to meeting so many old friends and make new ones!

Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez
Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez

Computational Ecologist & Data Scientist.