Our Research Team
The Statistical Ecology at Dal (SEaDAL) Laboratory brings together researchers from various disciplines at Dalhousie University (DAL), to develop statistical methods for ecology. These methods include statistical methods & computational tools for marine animal movement, distribution, & population size, spatial multivariate modelling for fisheries data, as well as state space & hidden Markov modelling for marine tracking data. We are a highly collaborative & interdisciplinary team that develops flexible & interpretable approaches.
Past Student Testimonials
"After graduating with a BSc in Mathematics from Mount Saint Vincent University in May 2021, I embarked on my next adventure: pursuing a MSc in Statistics at Dalhousie University. During my time at Dal, I had the privilege of being supervised by Dr. Joanna Mills Flemming, who introduced me to the exciting world of ecological statistics.
My thesis compared three spatio-temporal species distribution modelling frameworks using Cucumaria frondosa on the Scotian Shelf as a case study. This project was highly applied and conducted in close collaboration with scientists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
Through my SEaDAL connections, I had the privilege of presenting my work at various workshops and conferences. These experiences not only enhanced my science communication skills, but also enabled me to establish valuable relationships with fellow scientists in the field.
I graduated from Dalhousie University in May 2023. Currently, I am immersed in a 17-month term at DFO, where I am contributing to the development of national guidelines for setting fishery reference points within the context of time-varying productivity. I would not be where I am today without the invaluable support and mentorship I received from Dr. Mills Flemming and SEaDAL."
- Nathan Hebert, MSc -