Australasian Applied Statistics Conference (GenStat & ASReml)

12-15 July 2011

The Australasian GenStat Users Association Incorporated (AGUAi), in conjunction with the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) will be hosting the first Australasian Applied Statistics Conference from 12-15 July 2011 at Palm Cove, Queensland.

These meetings traditionally attract delegates from a large proportion of the biometrical community in Australia and New Zealand, as well as overseas. They provide the opportunity for exchange of ideas in all areas of biometrics as well as encouraging networking and collaboration.

The program will cover many of the well established and developing areas of statistics and their application in primary industries and the environment. Presentations by highly regarded international and Australian guest speakers will cover central areas of statistical methodology and application. Developments and enhancements to GenStat and ASReml software will be discussed. The social program will allow guests to experience some of the great natural environment in North Queensland – especially the tropical rainforest. For those that feel active, a walk in Mossman Gorge and a sea kayaking trip to a nearby island will also be on offer.

Theme Speaker
Genetics – QTL analysis and assocation mapping Prof. Fred Van Eeuwijk
Wageningen University, Netherlands
Climate Change Prof. Steve Williams
Director, Centre for Tropical Biodiverity & Climate Change, James Cook University 

Dr Jeremy VanDerWal
Spatial Ecologist, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change,James Cook University

Marine and Environmental Statistics Prof. You-Gan Wang
Director, Centre for Applications in Resources Mathematics, The University of Queensland
Generalized Linear Models Dr Roger Payne
VSNi, United Kingdom
Statistical Methods in Practice Dr Peter Johnstone
AgResearch, NZ
Software Developments Dr Roger Payne (GenStat)
VSNi, United Kingdom
ASReml Software developments Professor Brian Cullis,
School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong

Full conference details here.