Student Conference on Conservation Science

Workshops 2022

Introduction to meta-analysis in conservation biology - Péter Batáry

Meta-analysis as a statistical tool for quantitatively synthesizing primary researches has gained a great momentum in ecology during this millenium. Ecological questions can be answered by systematic reviewsthat identifies, appraises, selects and synthesizes all high quality relevant research evidences. Systematic reviews often use meta-analysis as statistical technique to combine results of the eligible studies. During the workshop the following statistical methods and problems will be discussed and used with real ecological data: calculation of effect sizes, cumulative effect size and heterogeneity, fixed- and random-effect meta-analysis, biases.


Introduction to ecological network analysis – Ingo Grass 

All species engage in interactions with each other. In recent decades, advances in network ecology have allowed us to better understand these interactions. In this workshop, I would like to introduce some concepts and methods for analyzing species interaction networks using R. We will look at how mutualistic (e.g., plant-pollinator) and antagonistic (e.g., host-parasitoid) interaction networks are structured and what roles different species play in them. By linking network properties and species roles to environmental variables and
functional traits, mechanistic relationships between biodiversity and species functional responses to human land use can be determined.


Co-producing human-nature reconciliation - Tibor Hartel

In this workshop I invite you to a discussion where we discover the types of knowledge and conservation solution coproduction’s and the challenges associated with them. I will also provide you a set of relevant literature for future exploration.