Author Archives: cbahlai

About cbahlai

Hi! I'm Christie and I'm an applied quantitative ecologist and new professor. I am an #otherpeoplesdata wrangler, stats enthusiast, and, of course, a bug counter. I cohabitate with five other vertebrates: one spouse, one third grader, one preschooler and two cats.

How do I find stuff? An undergraduate’s journey through an online data archive

This post is written by Tasia North, an undergraduate student who’s working with us on the Bad Breakup project. As part of our research plan on this project, we’re identifying barriers to data reuse from publicly shared, NSF-produced data sources. … Continue reading

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The calm before the (algorithmic) storm

Kaitlin, Julia and I have been busy. Not that you’d know. It’s been a lot of behind the scenes work so far on this project- it’s started with weekly meetings where we talk out our ideas and approaches. You’ll recall, … Continue reading

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Bad breakups (with your data)

Hi all, It’s been a long time. It turns out this assistant professoring thing does not leave me with a lot of time. Hmm. Who knew? Since we last spoke, I’ve been building my lab- both the physical space: The … Continue reading

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Official Blog-nouncement

Hi, all. So I’ve been very quiet lately here on the blog. This is, largely, because: academic job market. My search kicked up a notch this past semester, and I was 1) very busy with travelling for job interviews and … Continue reading

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Soft(ware) skills

In case you’ve been missing hearing my voice in your head, I had a post published over at the Data Carpentry blog today.

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Inference and being wrong in a post-truth era

There’s been a confluence of recent events that have got me thinking about truth and facts. First of all, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we move forward, as scientists when there’s this steaming mess going on.  Secondly, there’s been … Continue reading

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Back to it!

Oh, hey you! Blog. I missed you. I’ve been busy.  Here’s, in general, what I’ve been up to, in the form of an annotated git contribution log: I’m working on getting back into a groove, which will involve some more posts … Continue reading

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