Laura Cowen

Speaker: Dr. Laura Cowen, Associate Dean Research Faculty of Science, Professor Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria
Title: Research through Teaching: Case Studies in Ecological Statistics
Date: April 8, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM (PDT)
Location: Hybrid - Hal 126 and Zoom


Over the years I have taught a directed studies course entitled “Foundations to ecological statistics”.  I have successfully turned this course into a research experience whereby groups of students work on a project with the aim of publication.  The first two projects I will describe involve estimating the population size of people who use injection drugs in Victoria.  The second two projects involve studying tag loss and re-tagging in southern elephant seals within the context of capture-recapture.