Ecology by the numbers

It is probably safe to say that the job description of an ecologist in 2016 is quite different from that of an ecologist back in the 1970’s or 1980’s. Our work today involves computer programs and fancy technology, some of which make our work much easier. But some appear to make…

Ecology by numbers

In which we see that maths and stats are at the heart of ecology. One of the things about aging, gracefully or otherwise, is that you obtain a better appreciation of being organised. That’s not to say that we necessarily get better at organising ourselves as we age but we…

Along came a SPIDER

As Rowan Atkinson said “There is a certain level of uncertainty about, of which we can be quite …. quite sure”. The problem with living in the information age is trying to deal with all of the information as well as the uncertainty. We need to have good filters to…