The holidays seem like a good time to bury a silly post in which I reply to some of the Google searches that brought people to this blog. Even though we hardly got any sex-related ones this time.
why has the lotka volterra model been so unpopular by ecologists
You’re asking the wrong guy. I find Lotka-Volterra models really useful.
what would ben bolker do
has any american done a postdoc abroad and then decided to live there permanently
I’m sure there’s at least one. There are a lot of Americans in the world.
ted hart ecology
I believe the search you want to run is “ted hart dark side“.
identify any ecosystem
Do your own homework.
4. why do you think some equations did a better job predicting height than others? what are some of the sources of error in your analysis?
See above. And while you’re at it, pass this message on to all of your classmates who also found us with variants on this search.
where to publish 10 yr old data
Wherever you’d publish new data. The age of the data isn’t relevant in and of itself.
application to hack exam papers from ecol
I’m kind of afraid to find out what “hack” means in this context.
how to teach ecology and not have it suck
You mean, not suck for your students, or not suck for you? Because that’s a choice you might have to make.
top 10 ecologists
I don’t have an answer to this, I’m just amused by the idea of a Bill Simmons-type top 10 list of ecologists according to some murky and totally arbitrary criterion.
which journal of animal ecology is easy to publish with
If you write a really good paper, Journal of Animal Ecology is very easy to publish with. If your paper is rubbish, not so much.
list of things that are stable
Tellurium-128 has the longest half life of any known radioactive element.
The United States and the UK are among the countries with very stable governments, in the sense that neither has experienced a regime change caused by violence in a very long time.
how to write journal fiction
do academics work hard
slides per minute polite
Packing your talk with too many slides has drawbacks, but rudeness isn’t one of them.
do you often travel? when did you travel last? to where?
Seriously? You’re asking Google questions about yourself?*
Why did you choose this project?
Because Google told you to, apparently.
who decides when a journal is published
The publisher. C’mon, ask me a hard one!
two scientists wrote a paper detailing their research and conclusions and submitted it to a scientific journal. several months later, they received th
Too bad it got cut off. I was just getting into it.
what will a ecologist do if there was a problem with foxes
Leave an angry comment on this blog, probably.
intermediate disturbance hypothesis
*I’m assuming that whoever googled this question did so because someone asked it of them. Same for the next question.