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New Paper: Modeling Daily Stream Temperature

Our paper, “A hierarchical model of daily stream temperature using air-water temperature synchronization, autocorrelation, and time lags” was just published today in the journal PeerJ. We developed a statistical model of daily stream temperature for a watershed in Western Massachusetts, USA. We outline the major challenges of statistical stream modeling and show how our model…

Shakespeare and Seinfeld and Salamanders, Oh My!

What do Shakespeare and Seinfeld have in common with Ray Bradbury and the Bible? As the title of this might might imply, they all reference amphibians. Shakespeare’s witches had their eye of newt, in Seinfeld George was desperately trying to get Frogger across the road, Bradbury’s book-burning firemen are emblazoned with a salamander, and frogs…

Paper Summary: Natural Disturbance and Logging Effects on Salamanders

Paper Summary: Hocking, D.J., K.J. Babbitt, and M. Yamasaki. 2013. Comparison of Silvicultural and Natural Disturbance Effects on Terrestrial Salamanders in Northern Hardwood Forests. Biological Conservation 167:194-202. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2013.08.006 Unfortunately, this paper is behind a paywall. Please email me if you would like a copy for educational purposes. We were interested in how red-backed salamanders…