Personal website revamped

February 27, 2016 Etc site

It all started with my site based on the SinglePaged theme broken by the Jekyll 3.0 update on GitHub pages. Although Karthik Raman sent a nice pull request with a fix, I opted to revamp my site instead of fixing the old theme.

I really liked the old theme, but there were several reasons for the change:

  • Single paged theme made it hard to see in Google analytics who is looking what on the site, because seemingly everyone looked at index.html.
  • After a while, I wanted real blog and subpages, and I felt more comfortable tweaking Bootstrap/Bootswatch based themes after having spent some time last summer setting up DataCloning.org and species.abmi.ca.
  • I also had a web-update repo in the works, so transitioning was really easy (although migrating content and fine tuning took 3 days).

So here is the result. Let me know if you have comments, suggestions. Hopefully the Disqus widget loads properly below.

Statistical computing meets biodiversity conservation and natural resource management

Fitting removal models with the detect R package

In a paper recently published in the Condor, titled Evaluating time-removal models for estimating availability of boreal birds during point-count surveys: sample size requirements and model complexity, we assessed different ways of controlling for point-count duration in bird counts using data from the Boreal Avian Modelling Project. As the title indicates, the paper describes a cost-benefit analysis to make recommendations about when to use different types of the removal model. The paper is open access, so feel free to read the whole paper here).

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