SEEM 2015 Conference
Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring
22 – 26 June 2015         Queenstown, New Zealand
Hosted by:


Lake Wakatipu

Shotover River



Skyline Gondola


The Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring (SEEM) 2015 meeting, hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, will be held in Queenstown at the Crowne Plaza hotel from 21-26 June.

Queenstown is the premier tourist resort town in the spectacular mountains of New Zealand’s South Island. It is serviced by international flights direct from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as flights from major NZ cities. It is the perfect spot for those who wish to explore New Zealand’s natural beauty pre- or post-conference.

The scientific programme of the conference will run from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June inclusive, and a welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sunday 21 June.

Invited Speakers

Honorary Speaker


Online registration is now open. You can register your interest straight away with payment following later. A payment link is provided at the end of your registration confirmation email.

Please note, early bird rates apply to payment date, not date of registration.

Up to 30 AprilFrom 1 MayOn site

In the event of you having to cancel your registration after payment, email us immediately. Refunds will only be made for cancellations received before 1 June and will be subject to a cancellation fee (normally $200). These will be made after the conference.

Abstract submission

The deadline for abstract submission (28 February) has now passed. We will, however, consider further abstracts on a case by case basis.

Abstracts can be submitted using the link provided in the email that confirms your registration.

The duration of talks for each category is noted on the programme.

Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by 31 March 2015.

Conference proceedings

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings will be published as an unaffiliated online collection. All talks presented will be eligible for peer review. If you wish to have your full paper included in the proceedings, you may upload it using the link which will be provided in due course.

Deadline for paper submission is 31 July 2015.


Booking of accommodation is the responsibility of the registrant.

Several rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at a specially negotiated rate. Please refer to the accommodation page for details of this and other accommodation options.

Pre-conference SECR workshop in Dunedin

Murray Efford will offer a 2-day advanced course on spatially explicit capture-recapture (SECR) modelling at the University of Otago, Dunedin, from 18-19 June. Participants should have experience of capture–recapture methods and be confident users of R. For further details of course content and registration, click here.

Contact us

SEEM Administrator
Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Tel 03 479 7899