Stan for Ecology

Welcome to the Stan Ecology Page

Welcome! The Stan ecology page is meant to serve as a centralized location for all types of work in ecology that use the software Stan for Bayesian inference. As a community, we can share our work with each other and learn from each other as well! Anyone can contribute helpful resources, papers, posters or anything else ecology-related that makes use of Stan, regardless of the level, through the Stan ecology GitHub page.

To ask Stan-related questions, please go to More specifically, we can all use the Ecology tag to ensure that posts are seen by anyone interested in general ecological problems as well. See

To join the Stan Slack channel, go to Stan Slack.

Upcoming Events

Interested in holding a workshop, send an email to!

Past Events

Online Resources and Books with an Ecology Focus

For a list of case studies, tutorials and books with an ecological focus that use Stan, see Resources.

For general Stan resources, see Michael Betancourt’s webpage, other Stan case studies and the Stan User’s Guide. Richard McElreath’s lectures and videos for Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course Using R and Stan available here.

Ecology Papers

For a list of papers in ecology that use Stan, see Papers.