Blois Paleoecology Lab

New review paper on multiresponse algorithms!

Our review paper “Multiresponse algorithms for community-level modeling: review of theory, applications, and comparison to species distribution models” is available in Online Early today! This paper was spearheaded by Diego Nieto-Lugilde, a postdoc on the community paleomodels project with Matt Fitzpatrick. Check it out, and email Jessica if you need a pdf copy of the paper.

New #LaBreaWebs website!

We’ve got a new website up that aggregates the info on our La Brea food webs project! Check it out!

https://labreawebs.wordpress.com/

March Mammal Madness is here!

It’s my favorite time of year!  March Mammal Madness!  #2017MMM is a scientifically-accurate, completely geeky competition between mammals, developed by Katie Hinde and colleagues.  Check out the #2017MMM website for more info.  And if you’re at UC Merced, I’m organizing a local version of the competition.  To compete officially in the local version of the competition, you’ll need to send me a picture of your completed bracket before the start of the wildcard race, the evening of March 6th. You can email it, bring it by my office, or tweet/facebook your photo to me.  I will provide a mammal-appropriate prize for the winner. Suggestions for suitable prizes welcome!