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Last week we saw a black hole for the first time! WOOHOOO! So why are we (ecologists) moping around comparing ourselves unfavorably …

A few weeks ago I rambled on about carrying capacity as a concept. The day after I posted that, I stumbled across a paper by James …

About a year ago I disclosed my depression to the interwebs. It seems timely to revisit the topic.

I often hear the phrase, “This population is below \(K\) so …”. But what does the trajectory of such a population look like? I think it …

I’m excited to finally announce EnTyrely Too Much after an overly long gestation period. Looking at the fantastic pages put …

Metadata are good. Everyone should create metadata. But writing raw XML is bad. rOpenSci created the EML package to make this easier.

I’d like to change the title of this blog, so I solicited suggestions on Twitter and Facebook. There were some great ones! Then I held …

I now regularly test models using cross validation. I use a “calibration curve” to see whether the predictions from independent data …

5 out of 10 ecology textbooks on my shelves make this distinction: geometric models are for populations with discrete pulses of births, …

Awareness of students’ mental health is growing in academia right now. Unsurprisingly, faculty suffer mental illness too, and …