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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Microplastics:

Major accusations of data fabrication in ecology:  A Science paper last year reported that fish were eating microplastics, which increased predation rates (or changed response to predators; something like that). Looks highly likely the experiment was never run.

Science new article: Fishy business: Accusations of research fraud roil a tight-knit community of ecologists

Retraction Watch: High-profile Science paper on fish and plastics may earn notice of concern

 

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Brian McGill of Dynamic Ecology on “Statistical Machismo”, in particular its relevance to the need for correction for detection probability in wildlife surveys.

2012: Statistical machismo?

2013: Is using detection probabilities a case of statistical machismo?

2014:

 

Related Blog Posts by Brian McGill

Why OLS estimator is an unbiased estimator for GLS

Books

Generalized Linear Mixed Models: Modern Concepts, Methods and Applications (Stroup 2012; SAS)

 Growth Curve Analysis and Visualization Using R
Daniel Mirman
Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, 2014.
ISBN 9781466584327. 188 pp. USD 79.95 (P).
http://www.danmirman.org/

Blogs

Using R and lme/lmer to fit different two- and three-level longitudinal models (Pyschology; 2015; K. MAGNUSSON)

 

Papers

Nested by design: model fitting and interpretation in a mixed model era (Schielzeth & Nakagawa 2013, Methods in Ecology & Evoltuion)