Author: keziamanlove

What’s up in Helena?

A quick look at Montana’s current legislative session Like so many others, I’ve struggled to find my political footing in the current national flux.  One goal I’ve tried to chase is to find ways to be more politically informed at the local level.  To that end, I spent last weekend at the Women’s Policy Leadership…

Multi-scale models in infectious disease epidemiology

This post may be subject to revision, contingent upon on-going discussion. The current date of last modification is March 24, 2016. Models that link within- and between-host processes are potentially important tools in disease ecology, but the disease research community remains somewhat divided about when and how they should be used. CIDD members discussed cross-scale…

Field posts, 2015

Saturday, Sept 19th   Tuesday, May 12th Transit day! I left Logan to keep the Hells Canyon project under control and headed back through the Lochsa to Bozeman this morning to prep for the Montana leg of this project. Before I left, though, Logan and I got to see 149.849 deliver her lamb on Bracken…

Big questions in disease ecology??

Lately, I’ve been on a quest for big, open questions in disease ecology. I have lots of specific questions on my system, and some general developmental questions about the particular techniques I use, but fewer clear ideas about the big avenues that disease research will (or should) follow in the next ten years. In light…

Planning Simulation Code in R

Planning simulation code When I’m presented with a problem that I think I can solve by simulation, I tend to experience strong, adrenaline-laden urges to jump right into coding, and leave all the details to sort themselves out on the fly. Unfortunately, this is not a good idea (at least for me). The time saved…