Dear Stan ecology community,
In order to foster the community of Stan users in all areas of ecology (incl. quant/stat ecology), we will formally begin the process of creating a central online presence. To reinforce that this is a community effort, we would first like to hear from any of you who are already implementing Stan in their work! Please contact us at email@example.com to:
- Let us know about your work and how you’ve used Stan
- Would you be willing to provide a case study demonstrating a complete Bayesian workflow in a particular area of ecological research? (We’ll work on a general template to describe what this would entail in the near future.)
- Do you have any publicly available Stan-related resources?
- Do you have any publications/general work/posters that have used Stan?
The Stan Ecology page will initially be created using the information obtained from the community members who respond, those who mention they would like to actively participate in this venture, and those who have already responded to a previous post on the Stan discourse page: Fostering Stan user communities through domain-specific resource pages Topics like Bayesian workflows, prior/posterior predictive checks, and incorporating domain expertise will be emphasized.
Anyone is welcome to send an email detailing what they would like to see on the Stan Ecology community page as well. For those who have already reached out, expect an email in mid to late January with specific details on the next steps.
Excited to hear from you all!
Vianey Leos(-)Barajas, North Carolina State University
Jonah Gabry, Stan Developer (@jonah)