Here are the notes for the March CES Faculty Meeting.
This web page is now available as through the following URL’s
because the longer URL is too long and confusing.
A three-part introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis by Rasmus Bååth.
Fancy pie chart (thanks, yihui, you are a genius):
par(mar = c(0, 1, 0, 1))
c(280, 60, 20),
c('Sky', 'Sunny side of pyramid', 'Shady side of pyramid'),
col = c('#0292D8', '#F7EA39', '#C4B632'),
init.angle = -50, border = NA
I have accepted and begun working as the Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. The Center is a chartered research center whose mission is to… Well, do whatever I think it will do to produce the best research and educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students. We train applied scientists.
The Center has about 10 FTE faculty, a lot of which are shared among groups (e.g., half biology/half CES, half business/half CES, etc.) and several quality adjunct instructors. We have about 250 undergraduates, 40 Masters-level graduate students in the program, and several individuals with Ph.D. students in the Integrative Life Sciences program.
Here are my slides from the talk I gave in Dr. Fox’s Survey of Environmental Studies course.
This may be old news but I just ran across it today and thought it may be helpful for others. GoogleEarth Pro is now free.
You can download it and follow the instructions here.
I was experiencing a bit of a problem with some conflicting files on google drive and a github repository. I mirror my google drive as my Documents folder and on occassion, I am logged into more than one machine at a time and if you work on the same files without saving, they result in a conflict. I notice this when I got the message.
Office-iMac:gstudio rodney$ git pull
fatal: Reference has invalid format: 'refs/heads/master[Conflict 1]'
Here is my talk for the Evolution 2016 meeting
Here is a link to the PDF.
And it starts! Going to be a great meeting with a huge VCU contingent!
Environmental Research Advisory Committee meeting
Virginia Transportation Research Council
The spring meeting of the VDOT ERAC is this week and Bonnie and I will be going to provide some feedback on what we’ve been doing on the project the last two months (it is pretty early yet, we are just getting going). Should be fun, lots of cool other projects being presented. See the slides below the fold.
This may help you understand customizing themes in ggplot much better.
Congratulations to Chitra Seshadri for defending her Masters Thesis entitled, “Genome wide analysis of epigenetic adaptive variance in Araptus attenuatus, the Sonoran Desert bark beetle.” You are #13 graduate student from the Dyer Laboratory (lucky right?).
As part of a collaboration with VDOT, I am pleased to announce that Ms. Bonnie Roderique has just joined the Dyer laboratory to work on a project around the endangered James River Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina). Not a plant, but at least not a vertebrate!
Guess what I get to do?
Another great article, this time on writing style for graduate students, from the Molecular Ecologist.