Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Migration counts using moon-watching in the Bridge lab

My fellow postdoc in the Bridge lab is organizing a great crowdfunding effort to fund LunAero, the first fully automated bird migration counter using the moon.  Please visit here to find out more and make a contribution before June 29!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

New paper out: Noise source and individual physiology mediate effectiveness of bird songs adjusted to anthropogenic noise

I'm very excited to announce that another paper from my postdoctoral work in Canada came out last week in Scientific Reports.  It is available open access and I'm very proud of the experiments we did for it.  We looked at whether adjustments to noise in Savannah Sparrow songs were necessary and effective at two different types of oil well infrastructure.  It turns out they were, but the necessity of these adjusted songs varied with the physiological state of the birds.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Haplotype pie charts: automated pie colors!

Recently I have been polishing up some genetics work and I was frustrated at the prospect of having to re-color the haplotype network figures by hand at least once more.  This drove me to see if I could finally get the R package 'igraph' working.  Sure enough, I was able to get it to work!  Here is the link to the updated original post with code and instructions.