Talking to research students in statistics
Dave Miller recently gave a plenary talk at the Research Students' Conference in Probability and Statistics, hosted at Sheffield University (and organized by BioSS PhD student, Eloise Bray). Dave spoke about his research on building species distribution models (which allow us to build maps of where animals, plants and insects are), in particular how they are used to in environmental policy making in deciding where we site windfarms and avoid disturbing the natural world as much as possible. He also took some time to talk about what it is like working as a statistician outside of the university system. The audience seemed interested in both topics and asked many questions. We hope he was talking to some future BioSS colleagues!