I just got a paper accepted at Biology Letters where my advisor John DeLong and I show how body size scalings in food webs are dependent upon environmental temperatures. This paper would not have been possible without the software EcoData Retriever, coded by Ben Morris and Ethan White. If you never heard of it, here are the basics: the Retriever will not only download data for you, but also help you formatting it, so a task that could take weeks (or months in some cases) can be done in a matter of minutes. And if you thought this couldn't get better, my friend Dan McGlinn is working on an R wrapper for it! Kudos to these guys for making everybody else's life easier!
Finally, my paper with Chad Brassil on how individual phenotypic variation affects ecological dynamics through reducing interaction strengths got accepted at Ecology and Evolution. I'm specially happy because this means I got my first open access paper accepted! I have to say that cascading the paper down from the Journal of Animal Ecology was pretty painless, which is always a plus.
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Here you will find the latest news about my research. From time to time I will also post a short comment on a paper I loved from a colleague.