The BayCEER Colloquium is an interdisciplinary platform for students, scientists and interested citizens: Usually lectures are held weekly (during the lecture period) in the field of ecology and environmental sciences, which can then be discussed in plenary and in a relaxed atmosphere during the post-colloquium. You are welcome to bring your own lunch (brown bag lunch).

Programm Colloquium Summer 2024
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Lecture series in Ecology and Environmental Research SS 2022

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Maximilian Pichler
Group for Theoretical Ecology, University of Regensburg (Homepage)
Thursday, 28.07.2022 H8/GEO + online

Machine Learning and Deep Learning - Opportunities and limitations for ecology

The popularity of Machine learning (ML) and Deep learning (DL) has sharply increased in recent years.  In ecology and evolution (E&E), ML and DL are used to process images and other complex data (e.g. for  automatic species identification) or to build predictive models for conservation, biodiversity assessment, and risk estimation. However, despite their recent rise in popularity, the inner workings of ML and DL models are often perceived as opaque. For example, is it still true that ML and DL are good tools for predictions, but statistics remains the choice when it comes to (causal) inference?  Here, I provide an overview of the principles of ML and DL, how these tools differ from traditional statistical tools, and what  that means when applying ML. I then discuss why and when ML and DL models excel, and where traditional statistical methods are preferable, highlighting current and emerging applications for ecological problems. Finally, I summarize emerging trends, particularly scientific and causal ML, that could significantly impact ecological data analysis in the future.

*** invited by BayCEER members Prof. Dr. Lisa Hülsmann, Dr. Magdalena Mair and Dr. Matthias Schott



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