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How does sampling design impact what we conclude about deer tick populations?

“Our main takeaway is that long term studies are very useful for understanding long term populations dynamics and are more likely to reach a stable pattern. We should be cautious with using short term studies (especially those less than 5 years) to interpret longer term population trends of deer ticks because they may lead to misleading results. In addition, dragging has proved to be a more reliable method for reaching consistent results, providing support for using standardized methods.” Continue reading

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Building access into open – writing image description templates into our code annotations

One of the critical elements of our ongoing projects is to identify barriers to reproducible science with public data. Our teammates have previously mentioned lacking or irregular data, data collection, sampling period, and metadata as examples. But today I want … Continue reading

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Of time series and ticks

With so much attention on ticks and Lyme disease – there must be lots of long term datasets, right?! A guest post by RIT student Sofie Christie Continue reading

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Irrigrated: In which Tasia Complains About Things in List Form Because Narratives are Difficult

This is a second post  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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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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Equity and Ethics in Environmental Data Science

Guest post by Kaitlin Stack Whitney Recently Christie and Kaitlin had the privilege of participating in the first ever NSF INCLUDES funded Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN) conference, which took place in early April 2019 hosted by the National … 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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