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December 2017 Bayesian Statistics Workshop

Bayesian Statistics Workshop for GLEON Graduate Students and Postdocs

Location: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA (21 August update: workshop is full, no longer accepting applications)

When: December 2 and 3, 2017

Background: As part of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Graduate Student Fellowship Program, an intensive Bayesian statistics workshop will be held at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on December 2 and 3, 2017, after the conclusion of the GLEON 19 All-Hands’ Meeting. The main goal of the workshop is to engage a diverse group of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in a training program that provides an introduction to and immersion into Bayesian analysis through the use of GLEON and other large-scale datasets. Participants will have the opportunity to develop R skills and form broad collaborations. Participants will leverage their individual toolsets to contribute to and further the research and professional development objectives of GLEON.


  • Learn and apply analytical skills in R (i.e., Bayesian statistics)
  • Use GLEON data or other large-scale datasets to address ecological research questions
  • Foster professional development (international and early career collaborations and teamwork)


  • GLEON graduate student or postdoctoral researcher
  • Prior use/knowledge of basic R skills
  • A desire to learn Bayesian statistics and work with large-scale datasets
  • Available to participate in the workshop from December 2-3, 2017
  • Able to complete work in advance of the workshop

To be considered for the Bayesian statistics workshop please send the following documents to by 4 August 2017 (applications are now closed, and this workshop is full):

  • In the email please give your full name, institution, current position, research background, advisor, attendance at G19 (Y/N, would like to attend but do not have funding), R skill level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • An essay answering the following questions (max 500 total words, uploaded as pdf):
    • How would you benefit from participating in the workshop?
    • How can Bayesian statistics be applied to your research?
    • Which research topics or datasets are you most interested in exploring using Bayesian statistics?
  • A separate email from your advisor briefly stating their support of your participation in the workshop


  • A committee including GLEON Grant Project Investigators will review the completed applications and determine the workshop participants. We anticipate total workshop size to be approximately 13 participants.
  • Travel, food, and lodging will be provided to students and postdocs who are selected to attend.

Click here for more information about the GLEON 19 All Hands’ Meeting.