model regrets Show more

model is sad Show more

kind of mean Show more

problemmatic conservation paper, religion Show more

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Oh! This is a nice paper summarizing a lot of information about prior choice in Bayesian models. It's targeted at ecologists and the kinds of models they tend to use, but useful outside of ecology I expect.

This is an ambitious as heck paper and I am looking forward to reading it as soon as I can get access.

Understanding ecological change across large spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales: integrating data and methods in light of theory

I love when science gets this specific.

So the air has a bunch of tiny particular matter in it - dust from the Sahara, soot from your car, etc. When it rains, some of it washes out of the air and into the forest. Does different PM and amounts of it wash out in different kinds of forests? Along the tree trunks vs in between the trees? Yes!

And this has implications for nutrient availability for the trees, among other things.

So a colleague I met with last week had a really good and simple idea to help me figure out whether I need to complexify or decomplexify my model. Gonna try it today and see what happens!

If the cost of an industry outweighs its benefits, we should get rid of it. But how do we quantify those costs and benefits?

"This article provides a path to an objective quantifiable metric for determining when an entire industry warrants the corporate death penalty."

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What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change
#GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment)

Time-resolved #satellite #gravimetry makes it possible, among other things, to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or sea-level change, and thus to better understand the mechanisms of the global climate system, to assess important #climatic trends more precisely and to predict possible consequences.


modelling success Show more

todays todos Show more

stan joke, very bad Show more

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