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Passive crowdsourcing- finding the data that people don’t know they’re creating

I have a new paper out! You can read it:¬†Predicting plant attractiveness to pollinators with passive crowdsourcing.1 A while back, my colleague, Doug Landis, was searching the web for pictures of flowers for ¬†a project about native plants, and noticed … Continue reading

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Regime shifts, ladybugs, and #otherpeoplesdata

A bit of metadata: As you may remember, I mentioned in my last post that I was super-pregnant. Well, in true devotion to my craft, on Darwin Day, I doubled my fitness, and now  I have a new writing buddy. … Continue reading

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This week in learning to be an open scientist

So, still waiting to hear from some fantastic institutions who may or may not offer me jobs. The nervous tension is killing me, but hey, I’m still channeling it into some pretty high productivity levels, so that’s good. Given there … Continue reading

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So, what am I going to do with this specimen list? (hint: Reshape2)

All right, I’m finally back from all my travelling. I’ve seen many a strange thing in my travels. But now, back to reality.* It’s time for some data manipulation. Where we left off, we had a nice, clean specimen list, … Continue reading

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Help me, I’m covered in bees -or- using OpenRefine to clean specimen data

It’s probably time I got to this- I did promise it over three months ago. Yesterday, I finally sat down to revisit a dataset which was created in 2008-2009, but then orphaned when staff moved on to other positions. It’s … Continue reading

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Bridging the data style gap- Part 1- different disciplines, different data formats

This post is first in a series where I will essentially be live-blogging on working on an #otherpeoplesdata dataset. These data are associated with a project examining bee diversity in bioenergy cropping systems. I’ve already done a little bit of … Continue reading

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