Tag Archives: Michael McCarthy

Anniversary Lecture at the Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference

I’m honoured to be presenting the Anniversary Lecture at the opening of the Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference tomorrow at La Trobe University. I will aim to show how relatively simple mathematics can be used to help understand and … Continue reading

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Writing concisely about indices of extinction risk

Edit: An updated version of the paper mentioned in this post is available at bioRxiv: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/000760 (and now it is published: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12308) A post on the joys of editing science. For three years I have worked on a paper in … Continue reading

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The Election in Indi: #indivotes

This post on the election outcome in Indi is a little beyond my usual area of expertise, but it is a nice example of simple modelling. I’m going to tackle the question of whether Sophie Mirabella or Cathy McGowan will … Continue reading

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Considering uncertainty in environmental management decisions

This is a post about a new paper, which forms part of the PhD thesis of Yacov Salomon. Yacov is jointly enrolled in the School of Botany and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. Salomon, … Continue reading

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Automating reprint requests

I just attended a forum on open access publishing at The University of Melbourne where I was invited to give my perspective as an academic. I’ll probably write a blog post about that separately. This post is a response to … Continue reading

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