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Emily Dolson
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Computational ecology/evolution nerd
Computational ecology/evolution nerd

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Thoughts on implementing spatial heterogeneity
One of the biggest challenges in this project will be

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February 25th Update: Replication Complete(!)
     We have successfully completed the first phase of this project, replication of    B. Walker, C Ofria (2012) Evolutionary Potential is Maximized at Intermediate Diversity Levels,  Artificial Life 13 , 116-120. 

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Our progress on replicating the original paper
After running up against a number of config file and HPCC issues, we have finally generated some data for our attempt to replicate the original paper

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Normally I resist the urge to share adorable animal videos...but this cannot be resisted

+Sanaya Forbes, I'll see your sloth and beluga and raise you 1 baby otter.
tickling a baby otter
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Knotweed harvest is complete!!!

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This is absolutely disgusting. Saying that "elevat[ing] nature above humans...is against the bible and bill of rights" is both nearly impossible to defend and completely self-destructive. Even ignoring the fact that humans are part of nature, we clearly cannot survive without a functioning ecosystem around us. I could continue on this rant, but I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir anyway. Suffice to say that it really scares me that people are blindly asserting ideas like this.

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Wow...I've really been neglecting Google+ Sparks. I hadn't checked the ones I created when I first set up my account, until an hour ago, when I accidentally clicked on the ecology one. The first result was a blog that seems as if it was directly tailored to my interests (ecology, ecological informatics, and open source), which is pretty amazing.

It also pointed me to the following gem.

Conclusion: I'm going to start actually using sparks.

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Labeling our life with shortcuts?


Good labeling system. Maybe we need to add?

On the curtain rod - Alt-F4
On the Ambien - Control-Alt-Delete

How else could we fill our office with great shortcuts?
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Yay for marine bio references in XKCD! For those of you who didn't take Evolution (which may actually be everyone I have encircled on google+), I'm including the explanatory video first.

Mimic Octopus In Action

http://xkcd.com/928/

+Ethan Bogdan - Are you happy now? :p
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