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Save time with ArcGIS and Python

I usually try to avoid using ArcGIS. As I prefer to do geo-spatial analysis in R, using some great packages including sp, raster and rgdal. But some recent analyses have required some tendonitis inducing* mouse clicking in ArcGIS. Only a simple task … Continue reading

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EWC14 – Match Two: Catenaccio & Ecological Niche Theory.

In football, like science, competing paradigms and co-existing concepts are common. Despite the revolutionary ideas and performances of Sebes and Puskás, other tactical systems flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. The Catenaccio (literally meaning door-bolt in Italian) is a tactical … Continue reading

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The Ecology Football World Cup. “Match” One: The Golden Team and IBT.

It’s time. Time for what? Time for the World Cup! And to discuss the links between ecology and football. I’m going to write a weekly analogue between a key football tactic and an established ecological theory. Comparison one, the Golden … Continue reading

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It’s been a while

In all news Skip’s research. I’ve got a lot of blogging to catch up on. A few post to come on upcoming adventures to US and Canada. Cool R trick and tips with Knitr, creating R Packages to make your … Continue reading

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Read and listen.

I’m one of those people that loves to listen to music while working and reading. So here are a few papers I’m enjoying along with some tracks to accompany them. A classic paper (May, 1976) deserves a classic tune. There … Continue reading

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Ten “crack that paper” commandments

Ten commandments so you can publish during your PhD,an ode to Pia Lentini and The Notorious B.I.G. Over the weekend I was trying to write up my first PhD chapter as a paper, when The Notorious B.I.G got shuffled into … Continue reading

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Conference Presentation at 13th International Deep-sea Biodiversity Symposium

I’m speaking next Monday the 3rd of December at the 13th International Deep-sea Biodiversity Symposium in Wellington, New Zealand. I’ll be speaking on beta-diversity in the deep-sea. My talk will focus on briefly describing the bathyal environment around Australia and … Continue reading

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