Join us in a study of SDM methodology!

We invite you to be part of a worldwide study about structural uncertainty in species distribution models (SDMs)! Specifically, we are interested in how choices along the modeling workflow affect final outcomes of models. While differences in algorithms, spatial extents, etc., have been widely explored, we are interested in the cumulative effect of choices and …
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Thank you, Postcard Underground!

Having chosen the path of a scientist who studies climate change so that I could do things with my life to make this world a better place, I never expected to be criticized for being a liar, greedy person, or dupe. Support like this helps. Thank you, Postcard Underground. You know who you are 😉

Integrating occurrences, pollen, and DNA to reconstruct species’ biogeographic histories

To date, most reconstructions of species’ biogeographic histories have relied on a single data source, such as occurrence data analyzed using species distribution models, fossil pollen analyzed using pollen-vegetation models, or genetics analyzed using scenario-based modeling. “Integration” between them has largely been “by eye.” We present a statistically integrated model based on approximate Bayesian computation …
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Paid summer research on the effect of climate change on plant reproduction and physiology at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Drs. Matt Austin and Adam Smith are excited to recruit a participant for the summer 2024 session of Missouri Botanical Garden’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Contemporary climate change has already altered many aspects of the natural world, including the timing of reproduction and physiological requirements. Many plants …
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