Scientific Paper Writing – 2012

Title: Scientific Paper Writing – XTBG 2012

Registration: Open. Application results will be announced around mid February 2012.

Type: Workshop

Venue: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China

Dates: 22-23 March 2012 (2 days)

Organiser: Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation Asia-Pacific chapter and Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fees: $US40* (US$20 for XTBG members) (*includes accommodation and food)

Fellowships: Those attending the ATBC meeting and presenting a paper may apply for fellowships for the meeting which are worth RMB3000. Please apply for these separately.

About: In association with the annual conference of the Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Asia-Pacific Chapter (March 24-27 2012), we are holding two workshops. The Scientific Paper Writing workshop (22-23 March 2012) will cover the process of preparing and submitting a scientific paper, how to prepare a good poster, ethical questions surrounding the publication “game”, and the review process. It is targeted at young scientists with limited previous experience of publishing scientific papers. The Experimental Design and Data Analysis workshop (16-21 March 2012) will include Basic and Advanced courses. The Basic course is targeted at post-graduate level participants who have received only very basic training in statistics. It will introduce basic concepts in experimental design and sampling and how to analyse data using traditional modeling methods, including ANOVA and regression. The Advanced course assumes participants are familiar with these basic methods and will introduce maximum likelihood approaches, more advance GLMs and multivariate methods. Please see the course outlines given below. Practicals for both courses will be conducted in R – a free opensource statistical computing program – and will provide an introduction to its use. Participants are required to bring their own laptop computers.

Please see Modules page for further details.