Spatial autocorrelation is an issue most of us face when analysing data. Radersma and Sheldon have developed a new permutation technique to control for spatial autocorrelation. It is also available as an R package from CRAN.
Speaking of which, Tim Poisot has written a plea to ecology journals to not enforce R as a standard.
Meghan Duffy on Dynamic Ecology has written a post on her plans to better collect, store and analyse lab data. This has generated some really interesting and useful discussion in the comments section.
A new reading group idea is being trialled by GrrlScientist on the Guardian. She is going to be blogging the main points to come from the BiK-F science book club in the hope that others will also participate through the comments section. They will be reading The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited, edited by Jonathan B. Losos & Robert E. Ricklefs and the first installment is on the 14th April.
Events Today is the last day to book to attend the Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5th Anniversary Symposium on the 22nd April.
Jobs PhD opportunity at University of Exeter looking at the movement behaviour and ecology of released pheasants. PhD at the University of Sheffield investigating the impacts of climate change on UK moth populations and other woodland insects. Post doc at the University of York using simulation modelling techniques to investigate the impacts of climate change on butterflies and other insects.