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

How many birds are out there?

In a recent paper entitled “Lessons learned from comparing spatially explicit models and the Partners in Flight approach to estimate population sizes of boreal birds in Alberta, Canada” we developed improved, spatially explicit models for 81 land bird species in northern Alberta, Canada. We then compared these estimates of bird abundance to a commonly-used but non-spatially explicit estimate by Partners in Flight (PIF v 3.0) that’s based on the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) data set. The publication is a result of years of collaboration between the ABMI, Boreal Avian Modelling (BAM) project, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada), and United States Geological Survey.

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