Welcome to Dan McGlinn’s Home page
I’m a landscape ecologist interested in the development and application of theory that improves our understanding of biological diversity
My current research foci:
(04/11/12) – Our new manuscript, “Nine simple ways to make it easier to (re)use your data” is in review at Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. The preprint is posted here, please leave us comments here.
(03/23/12) – The Software Carpentry Bootcamp at USU went off without a hitch. I had a blast organizing the event and teaching along side Ethan White and Cait Pickens. Thanks to all the scientists that came out to make this a fun and engaging weekend. The teaching materials are located here.
(03/08/12) – I have been invited to participate in the ESA Scaling UP: Population and Community Ecology Workshop for Early Career Scientists
(07/22/12) – I’m presenting a poster entitled Testing the Spatial Predictions of the Maximum Entropy Theory of Ecology at the Gorden Conference Metabolic Basis of Ecology
(04/18/12) – my new Ecology manuscript is in press!
(11/10/11) – Off to NESCent for the second meeting of Tempo and mode of plant trait evolution: synthesizing data from extant and extinct taxa. Thanks to GBIF and WorldClim I’ve got lots of species distribution and climate data to examine.
(7/18/11) – Our paper on the scaling of species turnover has been accepted in Ecology (preprint)!
(4/01/11) – I will be joining Ethan White’s Weecology research group as a postdoc next year at Utah State University!
(2/28/11) – I am currently participating in a NESCent working group: Tempo and mode of plant trait evolution: synthesizing data from extant and extinct taxa
(11/25/10) – Our paper on species richness relationships was accepted at Ecological Monographs (see Publications page for a copy)
(11/04/10) – A copy of my talk to the UNC Ecology curriculum on “Disentangling spatial structure in ecological communities” can be found here
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