A few cheap shots
Geometric vs. Exponential growth models: a zombie idea
5 out of 10 ecology textbooks on my shelves make this distinction: geometric models are for populations with discrete pulses of births, …
Sat, Jan 12, 2019
Mental health -- it is important
Awareness of students’ mental health is growing in academia right now. Unsurprisingly, faculty suffer mental illness too, and …
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Naming sum-to-zero contrasts
In 2016 I started thinking about using sum to zero contrasts and wrote a brief blog post about them. Someone read it! I got this email …
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
I set up 4 10 gallon aquaria in the teaching lab this semester. The goal was to observe the nitrogen cycle as the tanks settled in. I …
Thu, Dec 7, 2017
Simple image of bubbles
A colleague wrote: Hi Drew, I’m trying to make a really simple (I think) plot in R, but am not sure how to do it. I want to make the …
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
I don’t understand my students
Really. I have no concept of what my students’ lives are like, and this is something I have to constantly remind myself. I cannot …
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Getting pedantic: should I always name arguments in function calls?
I’ve been teaching students
for graphics exclusively for a year or more now. One issue that seems to throw students is …
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
So I’ve kicked the ball on migrating to blogdown/hugo/netlify!
Thu, Jul 6, 2017
Testing out latex
This is a shorter summary that will hopefully be used by Hugo.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017
Does model averaging make sense?
published a scathing condemnation of current statistical practices in ecology.
It promises to be highly influential; I have …
Fri, Jun 16, 2017