This week we review and discuss R code for using ggplot to create visualizations of data and model results. Attendees are invited to create their own plots using built-in datasets prior to the meeting, and to come with questions. We share tips...
This week we'll discuss development of R code focusing on RStudio.com resources for developing coding skills.
On Tuesday we will discuss Fletcher et al. 2018 (Is habitat fragmentation good for biodiversity?)
On Thursday at 10am, we will discuss lab resources, reference managers, and project management. We will also have our weekly Q&A for R....
Erin will present results from her RISE project.
Naresh will present his green-up analyses
Elise presented her draft manuscript on comparing phenometrics from iNaturalist vs. PollardBase
Mariana presented results and a draft of a manuscript for her meta-analysis.
We will review this manuscript our collaborators are working on and compare to some of the results coming out of Mariana's review.
Peter and Sasha will present very exciting research results that come from a collaboration between our two labs!
We'll be talking about semester plans - and also look at a paper on holarctic butterflies and phenology. Note that lab meetings will actually start at 1pm - where we will be doing more "active" collaboration and 2pm will start the "regular"...
Erin will present work on her RISE project.
Naresh will present work on this topic
Primary article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ele.12121
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Mariana will present the next iteration of her thresholds analysis from the database and we can review (hopefully) Naresh's maps and charts on our three focal species.
Everybody should bring an inventory of data and project members
Read and do exercises from RDA - Chapt 1
Watch this video on R-studio (first one): http://rstudio.com/resources/webinars
We will revisit the issue of tools with this paper that may provide some inspiration and ideas to continue adopting the best tools (when helpful) to increase our science efficiency and reproducibility.
The Biology department now requires professors going up for tenure to give a talk to the department. My department seminar is 10/10 - so this will give me a chance for a practice talk.
For our (real) first lab meeting of the semester - Mariana will follow up on her recent meeting exploring ways forward for her meta-review of thermal performance curves and also developing a framework for large-scale extrapolation.
We will read and discuss:
Kaspari, M. (2019). In a globally warming world, insects act locally to manipulate their own microclimate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(12), 5220-5222. (I will post article soon)
Kevin is going to talk about goals to combine his stable isotope - trophic level research with species distribution modeling of the invasive apple snail. Paper to be posted soon.
Elise and Naresh will present their results on monarchs, arrival times, and sketch out plans for their NSF proposal to macrosystems.
A new paper describes a paradigm for integrating experimental and observational data to carry out macrosystems research.
Vaughn is going to talk about ideas for developing a habitat ontology for our butterfly trait database
We continue our discussion of Dietz's ecological forecasting framework.
Team monarch and team silver-spotted skipper will discuss applying Dietz's framework to our system.
We continue our discussion of Dietz's ecological forecasting framework
Elise will post a paper to read.
Leslie and Elise will present results on some preliminary analyses for our pheno-mismatch project.
The lab is going to visit Joel Kingsolver to jumpstart our new EAGER grant - so we will introduce the basics to the lab and also report on our visit.
We will discuss chapter 2 of 7 habits and I'll also give a practice talk for upcoming talks at Oklahoma State and Univ. of CT.
Vaughn will distribute drafts of his personal and research proposals for feedback
Mariana will distribute her diapause manuscript for discussion
Two readings: I found an online .pdf version of the 7 habits (see link) - which looks complete except there are no illustrations. For this lab, I would look through the overview and also the chapter on habit 1 (be proactive). I've also...
Establishing Caterpillar Count tree survey sites
A show and tell of the data processing and analysis to date.
We are making plans to initiate moth sampling in our area
We will review Naresh's manuscript on monarch arrival predictability
We are going to plan out our spring and summer caterpillar activities!!
Mariana leads a discussion on the attached paper.
Mariana led a discussion on this paper.
Developing a methodology for our phenological mismatch grant.
Judy will talk about her work developing PDEs to test this long-standing theory in evolution about how species should (or should not) evolve when on an adaptive landscape.
Mariana will give a practice talk for ESA
We will plan experiments for the winter
Mortara Center for International Studies at 3600 N Street NW
I'll be out of town Monday-Wednesday
Professor of International Relations and Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation, UCSD.
We are having our project kick-off meeting here at Georgetown 9/15-17 so I'll outline our plans for the phenology project and how different activities in our lab are related. We will also review a recently released review of phenological...
We're going to talk about initiating caterpillars count here in the lab!
A check in on the various projects going on in the lab, ideas for independent projects
I will be sharing research of Kelly Nail (University of MN) and Tyson Wyprich (North Carolina State University)
Lydia will talk about her exciting work with tardigrades
Kevin will come share his research on snails, feeding dynamics, and climate.
Kyle Meng of UCSB will give a talk on Energy Transitions.
Where your grubby clothes folks! We're going to get dirty in the greenhouse!
Mariana will go over plans for the summer based on some results from last summer!
David Victor from UCSD will give a talk.
Copley Formal Lounge
We're going to continue our discussion!!!
Naresh will present his work on monarch migration timing.
Mariana will give us an update on the Physiology database
Elise will distribute her color manuscript to review.
Discussion of climate models, dealing with uncertainty, downscaling and other related topics.
Reference: Littell, J. S., McKenzie, D., Kerns, B. K., Cushman, S., & Shaw, C. G. (2011). Managing uncertainty in climate‐driven ecological...
Development rates of the embryonic and immature stages of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), at constant and fluctuating temperatures by Bloomfield and Guillome