The goal of this site is mutual education on a fairly wide variety of topics having more (or less!) of an ecological connection. All knowledge levels are welcome here and I try to explain things at as basic of a level as I can.
The comment policy: Please stick to the topic and have something defensible (and useful) to say, or don’t bother. This is not a site where you can just say anything you want. There’s a lot of noise in the world, let’s please create some signal here. First time commenters’ comments get held in the queue and then it’s supposedly auto-approve after that, although that thing doesn’t always work right. Note that commenting automatically shuts off 60 days from date of article posting.
My background: I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Management from Ohio State, and a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of California at Davis. I’ve also got some background in molecular biology, genetics and paleoclimatology. But I’m primarily a forest ecologist. I should stick to these topics, but alas I tend to venture out where I don’t belong.
All blog posts are copyright Jim Bouldin. Just let me know if you want to use something. The R code and any data are free to grab and use, just please acknowledge the source. Thanks.