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Grappling with reproducibility in science?

As a lab, we’ve made it a priority to increase the standards of our code to align with best practices for reproducibility and repeatability of our science. In keeping with this goal, this week in reading group Saras Windecker and … Continue reading

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Reading group: towards unification

This is the second instalment of our fortnightly reading group blog series. This time, our group was led by Skip Woolley and we discussed the paper Towards a unification of unified theories of biodiversity by McGill 2010. This is an … Continue reading

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So, you want a job that lets you save the world…

In this week’s QAECO reading group, we changed tack. Rather than a science-based paper, we discussed a recent paper from the Graduate Groups of Ecology and Geography at UC Davis (Blickley et al. in press). Their paper arose from a … Continue reading

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Role of protected areas in species’ range expansions

In this week’s QAECO Reading Group we talked about whether and how protected areas (PAs) may facilitate species’ range expansions – a topic that is becoming increasingly important as the global climate changes. In their recent PNAS paper, Thomas et … Continue reading

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Surveying amphibians using environmental DNA: is it worth it?

This week at our QAECO reading group we talked about an exciting new technique for surveying aquatic vertebrates: molecular detection. We focused on the paper by Goldberg et al. (2011), who used environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect the presence of … Continue reading

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Qaecology Reading Group: Saccheri et al, 1998

Once a fortnight the Qaecology lab gathers round a couple of packets of Tim Tams and a pot of coffee to discuss a paper. This week the theme was extinction risk and the paper chosen was Saccheri et al’s, Inbreeding … Continue reading

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