Final Project

Presentation schedule

Here is the schedule for Thurs (3/9). Talks will be 12 min with 3 min for Q&A.

1:45 - Vlah

2:00 - Duncan

2:15 - Dhakal

2:30 - Jobin

2:45 - Defilippo

3:00 - Davis

3:15 - Gonzalez

Preparation of final papers

Please submit a PDF or Word version of your paper via email no later than 11:59 PM on Friday March 10, 2017.


Final papers should be no more than 20 pages total, including all figures, tables and references.


Each paper needs to have the following:

Title page: include the title, your name, and a "tweetable abstract" summarizing everything you've done in 140 characters or less. These won't be launched into the twitterverse, but as a concise (and exciting!) summary. 

Abstract page: Summarize briefly (ideally < 250 words) the novelty of your analysis, key results, and implications for future work

Body / main text: Please include an Introduction / Methods / Results / Discussion section. You're free to use any of the equations from the MARSS manual, or class material to provide equations, variables, descriptions, etc. 

References: Please use some kind of bibliography manager (like Endnote) to format all references consistently. 

Figures / Tables: Include figures and tables formatted for the journal of your choice. Examples you might want to include are: plots of your raw data, plots of underlying state estimates, plots of future projections, tables of parameter estimates, model selection (AICc) etc. 


As long as you include page numbers and line numbers, you are free to use the general formatting guidelines for whichever journal you plan to eventually submit your paper to. For some examples, see 



Journal of Applied Ecology:


Advice on reviewing scientific papers

If you are looking for some guidance on writing reviews of scientific papers, here are some links to various columns, blogs, etc, about reviewing scientific papers:

Review Guidelines

Final papers will be peer-reviewed (and reviewed by instructors) based on the following criteria. Please read before you submit your final paper.
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