A big welcome to Francis Hui, who has started a PhD this year, co-supervised by Scott Foster at CSIRO, Hobart. Francis will be extending finite mixture modellimg methods for the analysis of multi-species data in ecology. This modelling approach has a lot of potential, allowing us to better estimate and understand cross-species patterns in environmental response.
And welcome back to Alice, back from maternity leave. She will be extending the functionality of the mvabund package (for hypothesis testing of multivariate abundance data in ecology), and evaluating these tools via computationally intensive simulations. Great to have you back on board, Alice!