Congratulations to Thomas, Victor, Jennah and Angelina (chronologically) for defending their Master theses! Have a good summer now.
Following several demands I have written short tutorials explaining how to use glmulti 1.x with the latest versions of package lme4 (mixed-models) and on how to limit candidate models to a subset of all possible interactions (in a more robust way than the built-in exclude argument). I hope that will help. Go see the glmulti page there.
My first article on optimal behavior in patchy habitats has just been published online in the Journal of Mathematical Biology. It is available in Open-access from the journal :
Vincent Calcagno, Ludovic Mailleret, Éric Wajnberg, Frédéric Grognard
This is the first of a series of articles (which we informally call the “Charnov series”) where we revisit the celebrated Marginal Value Theorem from Charnov (1976), proving and expanding the theoretical predictions. In particular, we work out the adaptive consequences of habitat heterogeneity (i.e. resource distribution) on individual fitness and on the optimal rate of movement.
The interdisciplinary group M3D organizes its 2013 workshop on the beautiful island of Oléron, on the French Atlantic coast.
I’ll be giving a mini-course on the implicit modelling of spatial structure for ecological systems.
I won’t be able to attend the meeting unfortunately, but Renato Henriques- Silva will be presenting the PhD research he is doing in the Peres-Neto lab at UQAM, Montreal. He is modelling the evolution of flexible dispersal strategies in a network-metapopulation context. Go see his talk if you have the luck to be in Kelowna!
In two forthcoming articles, we explain and discuss (in French!) our results on manuscripts submission flows. One has just been published online in the latest issue of Medecine/Sciences, the other is to appear soon in Virologie, with a closer look at selected journals from this field.