Big-data spatio-temporal analyses using open source GIS software (preliminarily: 29 June - 1 July, Leipzig)

Big-data spatio-temporal analyses using open source GIS software (preliminarily: 29 June - 1 July, Leipzig)

We are aiming for organizing a 3 day intensive course on open-source GIS high-performance analytical methods, with Giuseppe Amatulli (Yale University) as the main teacher, and Petr Keil (iDiv) as a teaching assistant. Preliminary date and place: 29 June - 1 July 2016, 'Red Queen' room, iDiv, Leipzig, Germany. Summary Over … Continue reading

2015 Pulitzer prize awarded to book on conservation biogeography: The Sixth Extinction by Elisabeth Kolbert reviewed

2015 Pulitzer prize awarded to book on conservation biogeography: The Sixth Extinction by Elisabeth Kolbert reviewed

Elisabeth Kolbert: The Sixth Extinction. Published on Feb 2014 by Henry Holt & Co., New York. The 2015 Pulitzer prize in the General Nonfiction category (awarded on May 28) went to Elisabeth Kolbert for her book on science of extinction, which also happens to be an intro to conservation biogeography. … Continue reading

Bayesian PCA

Authors: Jan Smycka, Petr Keil This post introduces experimental R package bPCA which we developed with Jan Smycka, who actually came with the idea. We do not guarantee the very idea to be correct and there certainly are bugs – we invite anyone to show us wrong, or to contribute. … Continue reading