If you are someone who loves birds, math, statistics, and/or computer science, you should probably put March 20th in your calendar right now. Between 8 am and 4 pm EDT on Wednesday the 20th, undergraduate student Brandon Edwards will be taking over the IBIS Journal’s Twitter account as part of their 2019 campaign to have researchers from around the world share their bird related research.
This is an incredible opportunity for one researcher per week to curate the account; giving them access to more than 14,000 IBIS Twitter followers. Brandon will be the third person to take over the reigns of the account. He plans to spend the day discussing several of his research projects, including the development of the Python melodus package, the development and calibration of the environmental agent based model (eABM) with a focus on the Piping Plover, the development of an R package that generalizes the eABM for any species, and the development of the bbsBayes R package that researchers are using to analyze North American Breeding Bird Survey data.
If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow along on the 20th. And definitely tweet any questions you have to Brandon.