“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” (John Muir — My First Summer in the Sierra, 1911)

Welcome!

Hopefully you find a few interesting things while you surfing around. I’ve linked to a few of my research projects and data that I work with (some cool shiny apps here and here), and try to write some R/field related blogs.

I recently finished a PhD in Ecology at UC Davis, and am currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Watershed Sciences, rafting guide, soccer player, beard-wearer, quasi-musician, professional double-dad, and chocolate/coffee lover. I prefer being outside in flowing water over most any other environment, and I study among many things, frogs. In particular, I study Rana boylii (Foothill yellow-legged frogs) in California and Oregon. I try to keep this site updated but things get busy. 1

Rana boylii

When I’m not in the office coding, helping run the Davis R-Users Group (I’m an R junkie!), or editing/designing/writing for The Aggie Brickyard, you can find me in places like this…looking for aquatic creatures. 2

snorkeling below falls

  1. turns out two kids do keep you busy 

  2. no frogs were harmed during this adventure