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Postdoc soon in place

EcoNorSe is in process of recruiting a postdoc, and we will soon post information on the new member of our team.The postdoc-candidate will work with methods for spatial and temporal correlation in ecological data. Observations are of binary type, for instance whether a particular species are present or absent at a spatial site.

The probability of being present varies spatially, and can be modelled using a Gaussian random field. Such models are very useful in the field of ecology, but also in other disciplines. State-of-the-art methods and software for Gaussian latent random fields will be used in the project. In a multi species setting correlation across species can be modelled using multiple random fields.  Among the software that will be used in the project is R, in particular two packages for spatial modelling R-INLA  and TMB.