Also this week: 2021 ESA and ASN award recipients, distributed experiments vs. psychology, tell me again what exactly cross-validation does, cats > seals, and more.
The 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship winners have been announced. The only two biologists are both from EEB, as are two of the three winners from geography. Congratulations to Priyanga Amarasekare, Adriana Darielle Mejía Briscoe, Lenore Fahrig, and Eric Sanderson!
The 2021 ESA award recipients have been announced too. Congratulations to all the winners! As the Chair of the Mercer Award Subcommittee, I wanted to give a special shout-out to the 2021 Mercer Award, given to Bethany Bradley and colleagues for Bradley et al. 2019 PNAS. This outstanding paper makes a bit of history–it’s the first meta-analysis to win the Mercer Award. (Bolnick et al. 2003 is the other review paper to win the Mercer Award, but it’s not a meta-analysis).
And here are the 2021 ASN Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award winners. Five of them this year! Congratulations to Tess Grainger, Benton Taylor, Ken Thompson, Rebecca Batstone, and James Stroud. I have a soft spot for this award, having previous served on the award committee. That was a great gig. It was a tremendous privilege, and I learned a ton about the exciting research that’s going on in ecology, evolution, genetics, and behavior.
Congratulations as well to the newly-elected ASN officers: President Maria Servedio, Vice-President Priyanga Amarasekare, and Secretary Joel McGlothlin.
The US National Academy of Sciences is adjudicating complaints that could lead to the ejection of members Geoffrey Marcy and Francisco Ayala for sexual harassment.
Why couldn’t Laurentian University have gone through the financial exigency process spelled out in its collective agreement, rather than declaring bankruptcy? Here’s one answer. Note that it’s still far from clear that the administration is proceeding in the best way.
Tell me again what exactly cross-validation is estimating? New preprint from Bates, Hastie, and Tibshirani. I haven’t read it yet, but it looks interesting, accessible, and useful for both instructors and researchers.
Related to the previous links: why did the replication crisis in psychology start around 2010? Gelman and Vazire offer some hypotheses.
Cat > seal. 🙂