Monthly Archives: March 2017


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


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?



Related Blog Posts by Brian McGill

Why OLS estimator is an unbiased estimator for GLS


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).


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



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