Welcome to the newly minted Dr Katie Newton, who passed her PhD viva voce, examined by Dr Heather Koldeway (ZSL), yesterday 24th November2014
Dr Rowan Trebilco starts an Ecological Statistician position with Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre in Hobart Tasmania in November 2014
Chris Mull wins 2014 Gruber award for best student talk at American Elasmobranch Society annual meeting
Rowan successfully defends thesis - yeah!
Rowan Trebilco hands in PhD thesis -- my first SFU student is coming to partuition
Rowan Trebilco selected to be one of the participants in the Young Scientist Mentoring Program for the Gordon Research Conference on Unifying Ecology Across Scales
Jenn Sunday wins prestigious Grand Prix Early Career Award of CSEE.
Chris Mull wins Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Passions of Paradise Student Research Grant for 2013
Just had a very big paper accepted in a new journal..... eLIFE
OMG we just received galley proofs of the sawfish report.... Now to find a printer. 23rd Nov 2013
Had some long skype calls with Austin Gallagher and Neil Hammerslag about the recent drivers of sharks conservation, following their NatGeo blog post
What I am reading
McHugh M, Sims DW, Partridge JC, Genner MJ. 2011. A century later: Long-term change of an inshore temperate marine fish assemblage. Journal of Sea Research 65: 187-194.
Wilson, G., Aruliah, D. A., Brown, C. T., Chue Hong, N. P., Davis, M., Guy, R. T., et al. (2014). Best Practices for Scientific Computing. PLoS Biology, 12(1), e1001745. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001745
Donaldson, M.R. and Cooke, S.J. (2013) Scientific Publications: Moving Beyond Quality and Quantity toward Influence. Bioscience Paywall link
Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals The Guardian, 9th December 2013
PLOS profits prompt revamp
JAWS Returns: Signs of recovery in well-managed shark populations
Damuth, J. 1981. Population density and body size in mammals. Nature 290:699-700.
Munch, S. B., and S. Salinas. 2009. Latitudinal variation in lifespan within species is explained by the metabolic theory of ecology. Proceedings Of the National Academy Of Sciences Of the United States Of America 106:13860-13864.