Why do we make statistics so hard for our students? Stephen Heard discusses this issue, suggesting that we should focus on the underlying similarity between all (frequentist, null hypothesis testing) tests rather than highlighting the differences, which can quickly make statistics complicated and offputting.
The ZevRoss blog has a post detailing the dplyr-magrittr-tidyr-ggplot workflow that is incredibly useful for data processing and visualisation. There is also a new package to add to this workflow: purrr. This is similar to dplyr, but instead focuses on vectors.
SESYNC have put out a call for proposals for multidisciplinary socio-ecological workshops
Chair and Lecturer at Sheffield University Department of Plant and Animal Sciences (4 positions)
There are lots of interesting PhD studentships being advertised for the University of East Anglia; for example ‘linking landscape structure and population change in migratory birds‘ (search findaphd or jobs.ac.uk for full list)
Research Associate in conservation science at Cambridge University