I’ve been very quite here lately, which was the result of a relocating back to Europe and directing efforts into more personal projects. Recently, however, I returned to science in a most enjoyable way by assisting in a workshop on the reproducibility crisis in science. You might have hear about this problem before. In short, … More Can you rep(eat)licate that?
As summer is approaching in the southern hemisphere ecologists gather to discuss their newest research at the Ecological Society of Australia annual meeting. Since the conference is taking place in Brisbane, our McMadLab members did not have to travel far this year and we came in plenty. Seven of us are here. Come see what … More #ESAus18
Aloha, Have you ever found yourself at an intersection and you just couldn’t decide which way to go? In a perfect world with ample time at hand, you could consider applying a structured decision making approach to find a solution to your problem. A structured decision-making process, which we like to abbreviate SDM*, is a … More Decisions on a subtropical island
“Life is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans” is a famous quote by John Lennon. Life can also distract you from the little achievements that happen alongside it. In 2017, I entirely missed to dwell on one of my little achievements: the publication of my second PhD chapter. I would like … More Assessing pollinator’s coextinction risks
Last week I ventured to Christmas Island to discuss my research with other scientists and staff from Park Australia. This was my first trip to the island and I have to admit, I hope it won’t be my last! Christmas Island is a Australian island in the Indian Ocean, far away from the Australian mainland … More A visit to Christmas Island
At Neobiota2016, I presented a poster on the early work that I’ve managed to do for the Christmas Island project. While I can’t upload the poster since the results are very preliminary and need refinement, I would like take the opportunity and introduce the general problem of invasive species control and give an description of the methods which intend to … More Predicting unexpected outcomes in invasive species control – poster at #neobiota2016
Yesterday the 9th International Conference on Biological Invasions (Neobiota) started in the beautiful town of Vianden in Luxembourg. The conference is of particular interest to me for two reasons: Firstly, it’s my first conference with a focus on invasive species and therefore a very good introduction into the new research field that I recently started working in. Secondly, the location … More #neobiota2016