This Week’s Good Reads: Ecologists’ Favorite Statistical Methods, How Biodiversity Inhibits Parasites, and Distractingly Sexist Scientists

1) Last week, I discussed the NY Times’ coverage of retractions in science, which failed to acknowledge that more retractions actually could mean science is doing a better job of outing bad science. Although it’s far from ideal that these retractions happen … Continue reading

Stepping Out of the Terrestrial Frame of Reference: An Update on Ty Tuff’s Work

Last year at ESA 2013, one of my favorite talks was Ty Tuff’s about his ongoing research about pelagic bird migration patterns from a solar frame of reference. I explained the details here. For an update, watch his talk from the … Continue reading

One extinction leads to another…. And then what happens?

Worldwide, 97 of more than 280 carnivores are on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. These carnivores host parasites and diseases, some that are specialists and others that are generalists and can infect many different species of host. One … Continue reading

Favorite talks at ESA 2013

At the Ecological Society of America’s international meeting in Minneapolis last week, there were so many cool things to learn about, I felt like a kid in a candy store (as the EEB & Flow blog aptly put it). A … Continue reading