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!

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!