I’ll freely admit that even as a postdoc I suffer from quite a bit of impostor syndrome, more so than when I was a grad student. Although this feeling is widespread among academics, it is not impossible to beat. Looks like everyone has decided to speak out about it this week on the academic blogosphere. [...] Read more – ‘Imposter week’.
As an ecologist working on climate change questions, I’ve always found it rather tedious to acquire and process climate data, especially when dealing with large spatiotemporal scales. Although many agencies provide free access to climate data, there is often some overhead (typically one to two days) before the data are made available for download via [...] Read more – ‘Climate datasets in R’.