My current focus is inference of population processes from phenotypic and genomic data.

During my postdoc with Brad Shaffer at UCLA, I am working in collaboration with Peter Ralph at University of Oregon, to develop methods that use genomic data to inform demographic models of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii ...

in musing / science / inference / ethics on Mon 02 November 2009

True or false: "Non-publication of negative results is extraordinarily common in science...." ?

This comes from biomed world, specifically protein design, where some awesome claims---design of protein receptors to detect TNT (the explosive) among other things---have come under scrutiny. The lab involved recently retracted some other work.

The quotation above is ...

in musing / science / inference on Thu 15 October 2009

A recent article in BioScience [1] focused on the relationship between aquaculture and conservation. This topic is quite interesting to me, but it's obviously subtle. I don't have well-defined thoughts except that (i) aquaculture could theoretically relieve ...