So, on more than one occasion I have set up a repository locally, then on GitHub and pushed to that repo from the shell. This works great, but this would always result in the Push and Pull buttons in RStudio getting greyed out. I could push just fine from the shell, but not from the GUI. Not a big problem, but always kind of annoyed me.
Today I took a bit of time to search for a solution and found my answer pretty quickly over on RStudio support. All I had to do was simply push from the shell with the -u flag. This flag added an upstream reference.
Prior to fixing it my config looked like:
We continue our ‘Meet the MARS Team‘ series this week with an interview with Yiannis Panagopoulos, a hydrologist and senior researcher at the Center for Hydrology and Informatics at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Yiannis works in the fields of hydrology, water quality and water resources management. His doctoral thesis work focused on Non-Point...Read the full article.
I’m going to start this post by issuing a challenge: Look at the picture above and identify the most abundant organism. Go ahead, I’ll give you a second. Here’s a bigger version of the picture if that one is too small.
“Ok,” you’re saying, “either that was too easy or you’re tricking me.”
Here’s what I see when I look at that picture. I see grassland that’s pretty much dominated by a single grassland species. Since I took the picture, I know that the grassland is in California at the Pepperwood Preserve in Santa Rosa. The grassland species is an exotic grass known as Harding grass (Phalaris aquatica). It is thought to be native to...Read the full article.
Everyone has seen some sort of human impact in the ocean, from plastic washed up on the beach, to a plankton bloom driven by nutrient pollution, possibly even something as confronting as a fish kill (or...Read the full article.
I’m currently in Cairns at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation‘s Annual Conference where scientists from all over the world have amassed for get the latest on tropical ecology and conservation. Unfortunately, all of them have arrived in an Australia different to the one they knew or admired from afar. The environmental devastation unleashed by the stupid policies of the Abbottoir government has attracted the attention and ire of some of the world’s top scientists. This is what they...Read the full article.
This year, the Ecological Society of America annual meeting is in Sacramento, our own backyard, and the UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology will be out in force! Forty-nine (!) GGE students and recent grads will present at ESA. See the full list below the jump. Click on any talk title to go to get the full abstract, time and location from the ESA program.
|Lewis A.K. Barnett||Marine reserves can enhance ecological resilience|
|Timothy M. Bowles||Tightly-coupled plant-soil nitrogen cycling: Insight from root gene expression and biogeochemical indicators on organic farms across an...|
I came across an interesting article in Geoforum this past week:
Jankó, F., Móricz, N., & Papp Vancsó, J. (2014). Reviewing the climate change reviewers: Exploring controversy through report references and citations. Geoforum, 56, 17-34.
The authors are in the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Forestry at the University of West-Hungary, in Soporon, about an hour directly south of Vienna, Austria. The authors take an interesting quantitative and human geographic perspective of the use of citations in understanding the physical science basis of climate change from both scientific and skeptical perspectives. Certainly a number of bloggers have taken on the science NIPCC (Richard Telford has several posts on his blog), but this paper provides interesting...Read the full article.
There is a lot of discussion on the internet about highly skewed speaker lists at symposia and conferences. For the past year, I’ve been co-organizing a small conference (~110 people) with Michael Angilletta where we’ve been practicing some of the approaches I developed and blogged about earlier for organizing a seminar series. However, in ecology we know that what works at small scales may not apply to larger scales. So, do I still think organizing a conference that is both strong on research and gender diversity is very doable? Read and find out.
But before I...Read the full article.
I am considering implementing a new policy this fall in the lab portion of my primary course. The short version is: students would need to read/watch certain things before coming to lab that would prepare them for the day’s activity. Before entering the lab classroom, they would be handed a (relatively easy) quiz on those materials. These practices are pretty standard in lab courses, in my experience. Here’s the twist: if a student didn’t get at least a 75% on the quiz, s/he would not be allowed to participate in the lab, and would forfeit all points associated with it.
If you’re like me, your first reaction to that is, “Wo. That’s pretty harsh.”
Is it? Let me give the long version before you decide. It only took a few minutes for someone to convince me it might actually be brilliant. (But there are some serious questions that need answering, listed at the end of the post.)
It seems to be de rigueur in most lab courses for students to read a pre-lab handout...Read the full article.