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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…

Research Summary: Journal Impact Metrics

I recently published my first sole-author paper, which was also my first open access publication (plus first preprint). It was a fun side project unrelated to my primary research, comparing the influence of ecology journals using a variety of metrics (like the journal impact factor). The paper was published in Ideas in Ecology and Evolution,…

No Statistical Panacea, Hierarchical or Otherwise

Everyone in academia knows how painful the peer-review publication process can be. It’s a lot like Democracy, in that it’s the worst system ever invented, except for all the others. The peer-review process does a fair job at promoting good science overall, but it’s far from perfect. Sure anyone can point out a hundred flaws…