Weekly links round-up: 26/07/2015

The mapView R function looks really useful for exploring spatial data interactively. It comes as part of the Rsenal package.

Canhos et al. discuss the importance of e-infrastructures for sharing biodiversity data. They use the case study of Brazil’s speciesLink network and discuss some of the benefits an effective e-infrastructure can deliver, as well as some of the issues (e.g. long-term funding).

There’s an interesting look at whether or not to log count data (or use a GLM instead) on the biology for fun blog.

The BES are currently looking for PhD students to become ecological ambassadors. It will involve outreach and engagement with schools and full training is provided.

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