IGN 5-7 - Apps for applied ecology

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
316, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
Joseph Simonis, DAPPER Stats, Portland, OR; Cramer Fish Sciences, Gresham, OR; Conservation & Science, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
Custom-built web apps are gaining popularity in applied ecology and resource management because they allow on-the-ground managers and decision makers to interface with large data structures or complex and computationally intensive models via clean, user-friendly interfaces (on their mobile devices, no less). By custom-building models and apps in unison, we can facilitate the application of theoretical ecology to resource management and lower barriers to access of quantitative tools. This talk will highlight the amazing potential of combining monitoring data, ecological models, and web apps to empower quantitatively-driven resource management.