Monthly Archives: April 2006


Novel methods continue to improve prediction of species' distributions. 9

The recently published paper by Jane Elith and Catherine Graham et.al.”Novel methods improve prediction of species’ distributions from occurrence data” (EG06) is sure to be a landmark study in the field. EG06 compares 16 modeling methods using 226 well-surveyed species in 6 regions of the world. Measures of statistical skill on held back data show […]


How to start a science blog (scary version) 10

Having run across two recent notes on science blogs by academics, and written a post about the benefits of blogs to scientists here, I felt compelled to issue a warning for readers, that while there are positives and negatives to blogs — they just don’t get it. One called Environmental Science Adrift in the Blogosphere […]


Streaming environmental data management 13

The new [tag]WhyWhere[/tag] application is starting to work smoothly on [tag]large datasets[/tag] now (http://landscape.sdsc.edu/ww-testform.html). I have added a list of all terrestrial data (All_Terrestrial), though there will be some errors until I clean that lot up, it should be usable. I have been thinking about how to deal with the numbers of data sets in […]