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Past and future climate novelty

We’ve got a new paper out!  Collaborator Matt Fitzpatrick and Jessica, with other collaborators on our NSF-funded Community Paleomodeling project, co-lead a project to compare the estimates of future climate novelty with those from the past.  Here’s a link to the paper. Spoiler alert: future climate novelty by AD 2100 meets or exceeds climate novelty over the past 21,000 years.

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!