Modelling success 

I will never not be amused by the fact that the time spent writing grant applications in aggregate far exceeds the time actually funded by said grants

US politics, malapportionment 

regex crash course! 

I'm looking for writing (academic and non) about how ecologists use language like "invasion" and such that mirrors xenophobic and fascist language about people and how this can be a problem.

Boosts welcome

Med school admissions and justice 

whining 

Plants in the city vs outside of it - what are they like and how do they make babies?

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pd

How does urbanization affect the reproductive characteristics and ecological affinities of street plant communities?

Cooooool

A little bit of sex prevents mutation accumulation even in apomictic polyploid plants bmcevolbiol.biomedcentral.com/

Adventures in R, memento 

You need to get the hang of reading the online help. The information required is actually there in ?dotchart --- it's just tersely and obscurely expressed. A certain degree of optimism is required. You need to ***believe*** that the information is there; then ask yourself "What could they possibly mean by what they have written that would tell me what I need to know?".
-- Rolf Turner (on reading the help pages)
R-help (June 2013) #Rstats

Federal Lands Are Becoming Tribal Lands Again

Ecological justice and racial justice should not be in opposition, for often native tribes are better stewards of the land anyway.

Besides, its their land to begin with, darn it.

#ecology
#indigenous
#justice
#nativeamerican
motherjones.com/politics/2019/

I think I finished cleaning my phenology data. Of course, now we’ve learned that my weather data needs to be corrected...

writing, negative? 

I’m a geographer working on climate justice and currently focussed on coal. Check out my website if you want the longer version 😉. I’m here intrigued by the possibility of social media without the shouting. Also, I structure my procrastination by over-optimising my computer workflows (i.e. waste time devising ways to save time)

Plants can grow branches, leaves, flowers, etc. from many parts of their bodies. So it might seem that mutations that arise in those parts should get passed along to the next generation. Yet, it does not. Similar to animals, plants may have cells equivalent to germline cells in animals which are passed along during reproduction.

An article about research into this topic of plant reproduction.

#Plants #Biology #Nature #Reproduction

[ quantamagazine.org/unexpected- ]

Nice paper about willow trees 

I had a committee meeting today and it went really well and I am EXHAUSTED.

Going to celebrate by sprawling on the couch eating cheesecake and reading a beloved childhood novel mercedeslackey.com/books/arrow

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