Part of my thesis work has been looking at non-equilibrial evolutionary dynamics in undersaturated communities. My and my coauthor’s hypothesis is that many non-equilibrial evolutionary dynamics in model systems can be traced back to the system not having enough species to obtain an evolutionarily stable strategy (ESS). If true, then systems at the ESS should… Continue reading Linear Stability Analysis of Ripa et al. 2009
Right, erm, let’s have a ding dong.
These days after Thanksgiving are turning out to be real shitty…
Not much to say about this week; mostly work and exhaustion. After the events of Columbus, Lafayette, and ComSciCon-Chicago, I needed 2 days to completely recuperate. And by that, I mean going to bed earlier from being so tired (Wait, you thought I meant actually recuperate? As in take the days off? Please. What do… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 8/27/17
So I’m sitting here, at a check-in table, waiting for the graduate students to arrive to a conference on communicating science (ComSciCon Chicago 2017), and I’m thinking that this might be a good time to reflect on the summer and my projection of my career and life. Last year, I was an attendee at the… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Summer
It’s the beginning of the EPL, my weekend mornings for reading are gone (they were never there), and I need to start posting again. …. POST!!!!!
I recently got a smartphone. My first ever smartphone. As a mid-range millennial, that may be a shock to some people. We’re all supposed to be hyper-connected social media addicts. But I was one of the last holdouts. Not for any philosophical reason, but because I just didn’t find it necessary. My phone was mostly… Continue reading A Lack of Thought
Currently, the big hubub in the scientific community, the one everyone is talking about, is the March for Science. Essentially, scientists, and people who value scientific inquiry, around the world will gather to protest the degradation of science in the current political climate. It maintains special resonance as the march will be tomorrow, Earth Day,… Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Marching for Science
So I’m in a bit of a pickle here. I am currently working on a study with another graduate student, and we are writing up our results right now. The study is a mathematical analysis with large-scale biological implications. As we are writing it up, I am torn with a decision that happens at least… Continue reading On Choosing a Format
I hate being sick. I’ve been sick for the past week and half and it hasn’t been a pleasant experience. Lots of coughing, midly itchy throat, tiredness, and stuffiness. At they all sort of staggered (expect for the tiredness which was always on). So as soon as I thought I was over one symptom, another… Continue reading Reflections on the Past Week: 03/26/2017