After almost three years at UC Merced, with two postdocs, four graduate students, and many undergraduate students doing exciting work in the lab, our research descriptions were a bit outdated. A major fall project for me and the lab has been to update the descriptions of what we do, and it’s finally (mostly) done! This was also a good chance for me to reflect on the research going on in my lab- and realize, again, how exciting it all is! We are working on paleo-modeling projects, community assembly and range shift projects, traits, genetic diversity and phylogeography, and basic natural history. I can’t think of a more ideal set of intellectually exciting topics to work on. And, I have been fortunate to have attracted an absolutely fantastic set of people to work with me at UC Merced, in addition to wonderful collaborators at UCM and elsewhere. So check out our new research descriptions!
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…
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/
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…
The Blois lab has been having fun scouting for new field sites in Sequoia National Park this summer. A post on that work will be coming…