An illustration of a intransitive relationship between species A,B,C

Why my money is still on transitivity in plant communities

Guest post by Carsten F. Dormann In his book “The Signal and the Noise”, Nate Silvers likened competing scientific hypotheses to betting. If you think that your hypothesis H1 is correct, rather than H2, you should be willing to put money on it, with odds reflecting your belief in H1 vs H2. This post collects…

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Happy new year, and back on track!

The end of last year has been busy, with the result that my blogging activity had nearly ceased. No R holiday cards or end-of-the-year posts like other people. I’m happy to say though that, at least in spirit, but hopefully soon in writing as well, I’m back on track, so more frequent posting will commence…

New coordinates

It has been unduly quiet on this blog, but I had my hands busy organizing my move to Freiburg. Yesterday, I officially started my new position with Carsten Dormann at the Department of Forest Biometry of the University of Freiburg, so once I have settled in I hope my postings will go back to a…