Thinking of Offsetting Your Carbon? Good Luck! Here’s Your (Not So Simple) Checklist for Success

As an Environmental Scientist (not to mention the partner of a climate scientist!), I've wanted to write a post on the subject of carbon offsets for a very long time, even though it's not technically in the purview of my current position as the quantitative ecologist for a research center studying invasive species. After seeing … Continue reading Thinking of Offsetting Your Carbon? Good Luck! Here’s Your (Not So Simple) Checklist for Success

Thinking Inside the Polygon: Using R to do complex spatial analyses on lakes with strange shapes reproducibly!

For this post, check out the HTML I've produced using R Markdown, linked to below over on RPubs! Click here to check out my post! Click here to watch my presentation on this topic at the University of Minnesota's Day of Data event! My talk begins at 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 15 seconds in. … Continue reading Thinking Inside the Polygon: Using R to do complex spatial analyses on lakes with strange shapes reproducibly!

Mentors: Here’s My #1 Most Valuable Question to Ask Research Mentees

Use this Table of Contents to navigate this article! The Essential Questions to Ask Your Mentees Early On During a Research ProjectMy Most Valuable Question to Ask Research Mentees (or Just About Anyone Doing Research)Value #1: It Puts One's Questions, Hypotheses, and Predictions to the Test (Pun Intended).Value #2: It Puts One's Data (and the … Continue reading Mentors: Here’s My #1 Most Valuable Question to Ask Research Mentees

How to Store Data Well: The 10 Commandments of Successful Data Storage

Use the Table of Contents below to easily navigate this article! Commandment #1: Thou Shalt Beget a Folder Structure Around Thy Data FilesCommandment #2: Thou Shall Not Worship Any Other Gods Before .CSVCommandment #3: Remember a Naming Convention, and Keep It HolyCommandment #4: Thou Shalt Keepeth Raw Data Files RawCommandment #5: Accompanyith Thy Data with … Continue reading How to Store Data Well: The 10 Commandments of Successful Data Storage