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Blog posts

A collection of links to blog posts I’ve written for Washington State University’s R Working Group.

publications

Compounding Fire Disturbance History Encourages Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Regeneration and Community Dominance

Published in California Polytechnic State University, 2016

Master’s thesis describing the effects of compounding fire disturbance history on coast redwood regeneration and community dominance in Big Sur, CA.

Recommended citation: Brousil, Matthew R., 2016. Compounding fire disturbance history encourages coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) regeneration and community dominance. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Thesis. https://doi.org/10.15368/theses.2016.159

Global lake area, climate, and population dataset

Published in Environmental Data Initiative, 2020

This is a dataset containing lake surface area for 1.42 + million lakes and reservoirs from 1995 to 2015 with basin-level temperature, precipitation, and population data.

Recommended citation: Labou, S.G., Meyer, M.F., Brousil, M.R., Cramer, A.N., Luff, B.T. 2020. Global lake area, climate, and population dataset ver 4. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/834e2d4e8ee7eb2fa9a5a5b32d759683

The global lake area, climate, and population dataset

Published in Scientific Data, 2020

This paper describes a dataset containing lake surface area for 1.42 + million lakes and reservoirs from 1995 to 2015 with basin-level temperature, precipitation, and population data.

Recommended citation: Meyer, M.F., Labou, S.G., Cramer, A.N., Brousil, M.R., Luff, B.T. The global lake area, climate, and population dataset. Sci Data 7, 174 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0517-4

Integrating perspectives to understand lake ice dynamics in a changing world

Published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 2020

This study describes drivers of freshwater lake ice, methods for the study of lake ice, and avenues for multidisciplinary research to fill existing gaps in this body of research.

Recommended citation: Sharma, S., Meyer, M. F., Culpepper, J., Yang, X., Hampton, S., Berger, S. A., et al. (2020). Integrating perspectives to understand lake ice dynamics in a changing world. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2020JG005799. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JG005799

The Global Lake Area, Climate, and Population Dataset: A New Tool for Addressing Critical Limnological Questions

Published in Limnology and Oceanology Bulletin, 2020

This bulletin piece describes potential applications for the Global Lake area, Climate, and Population (GLCP) dataset.

Recommended citation: Meyer, M.F., Brousil, M.R., Cramer, A.N., Lanouette, B.P., Padowski, J.C. and Hampton, S.E. (2020), The Global Lake Area, Climate, and Population Dataset: A New Tool for Addressing Critical Limnological Questions. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1002/lob.10406

Interactions between plants and pollinators across urban and rural farming landscapes

Published in Food Webs, 2021

This paper assesses plant-pollinator network structure during sampling periods in 2015-2016 for rural and urban environments in western Washington State, USA.

Recommended citation: Olsson, R.L., Brousil, M.R. , Clark, R.E., Baine, Q., Crowder, D.W. (2021), Interactions between plants and pollinators across urban and rural farming landscapes. Food Webs. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fooweb.2021.e00194 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352249621000070

talks

R Shiny Introduction

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Instructional talk on the Shiny R package given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2018. Link to blog post here.

R Markdown Introduction

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Instructional talk on R Markdown given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2019. Link to blog post here.

Advanced Methods with ggplot2

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Instructional talk on advanced applications of ggplot2 given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2019. Link to blog post here.

An Introduction to Working with Lists Using purrr

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Instructional talk on the basics of map() and related functions from the purrrpackage in R and how to effectively do analysis using data in lists. Given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2020. Link to blog post here.

R Shiny Introduction

Published:

Instructional talk on the Shiny R package given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2020. Link to blog post here.

R Markdown Introduction

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Instructional talk on R Markdown given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2020. Link to previous blog post on the topic here.

Formatting Data for Use with R

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Instructional talk covering strategies for formatting data for effective use with R given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2020. Link to blog post here.

Introduction to Mapping in R

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Instructional talk on basics of manipulating and plotting spatial data in R using sf and ggplot2. Given at the WSU R Working Group, Pullman, WA in 2021. Link to blog post here.

workshops

Reproducible Research Techniques with R

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Organizer, moderator, and co-instructor of weeklong workshop series on techniques for reproducible research using R, targeted at graduate students. Sessions took place over Zoom for 2.5-4 hours per day from November 16-20, 2020.

Reproducible Research Techniques with R

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Organizer, moderator, and co-instructor of weeklong workshop series on techniques for reproducible research using R, targeted at graduate students. Sessions took place over Zoom for 3.5-4 hours per day from March 15-19, 2021.