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 just don’t bother. This is NOT a site where you can just say anything you want or argue nonsense. There’s too much noise in the world, let’s please create some signal here. Also, first-time commenters’ comments get held in the queue for approval but after that are supposed to be auto-approved…but that thing often as not doesn’t work and sometimes it’s a few days before I get back to check.
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 dendroclimatology. But I’m primarily a forest ecologist. I should stick to these topics, but alas I tend to venture out where I shouldn’t. Nature of the beast; I like a lot of things, including especially music and song-writing.
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.