Vasilis’s PLoS ONE warning signals methods out, listing different methods and announcing the earlywarings R package: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041010, and another comparing methods on some various data sets 10.1371/journal.pone.0038410, which (like Drake) advocates for a mixed method approach.

Modeling extreme risks in ecology 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01871.x

Which is kinda like Richard Katz’s extreme value theory in ecology article.

NSF call for Decision, Risk and Management Science, see previously funded examples.

A paper in Eco Lett suggests model-guided field work 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01836.x

UC Davis postiion in enviro policy and governance


Academic publishing issues get into US News and World Report

Britian to mandate open access

DataONE launch

Nice open science perspective from Titus Brown

Great progress from our ropensci student.


  • github api as plugin for Jekyll. See #11
  • Increasing use of github issues tracker for research goals