Open science is a big issue for quantitative and computational ecologists: repeatability and reproducibility can make results more generalisable/robust and can enable the ease of use of new methods. The terminology however can often be confusing. Jon Tennant and Ross Mounce have put together a crowdsourced Open Glossary to help combat this issue. They expect to update this document regularly and ask for others to share it widely.
On the subject of open access, Alex Bond has posted some thoughts on barriers to open access for those working for a non-profit.
P-values often get a bit of a kicking – Stephen Heard has posted a blog in defence of p-values that is an interesting read. Essentially – they are useful if used for their correct purpose.
Events Demography Beyond the Population event in Sheffield 24-26th March (with workshops on 23rd March) – registration closes on 9th March. People, politics and the planet – any questions? event in London on 9th March. This is a pre-election debate on environmental topics chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.
Courses A wide variety of ecological statistics courses are on offer from PR Statistics.
Jobs There are a few Lecturer and Associate Professor jobs available at the University of Reading which may be of interest to our members (e.g. Lecturer in Eco-evolutionary Biology and Lecturer in Ecological Modelling).