New Preprint: Comparing size of morphospace occupation among extant and cretaceous fossil freshwater mussels using Elliptical Fourier Analysis

A new preprint of some of the work from my Master's thesis is now available at PeerJ, authored by myself and my MS and PhD advisor, Joseph Hartman.  We're looking for honest, science-y feedback in order to improve the paper before publication, so please check it out!

Burton-Kelly M, Hartman JH. (2014) Comparing size of morphospace occupation among extant and cretaceous fossil freshwater mussels using Elliptical Fourier Analysis. PeerJ PrePrints 2:e626v1 http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.626v1

Selecting Wells without a Zone in Techlog

Open the Zones Inventory (under Quick Data Mining).  You'll get a list of zone names.  Find the one of interest.  The two columns "Wells where present" and "Wells where absent" are magic--if you right-click, you can filter ("Project filter") to show (in the Project Browser) only the wells listed in those cells.

An additional tip is that the Zones Inventory is dynamic with the Project Browser, so if you filter in the Project Browser to only show one group of wells, then click the Refresh button the Zones Inventory window, you'll get results only from that group.

Productive Echo Chambers

Do they exist?

Thinking about the idea of repping/upvoting comments (Streetsblog, for example).  If someone gets enough upvotes on an insightful comment from the "echo chamber" community, is this a) positive reinforcement and b) likely to get them to move outside the echo chamber and engage other people to cause change?  Or will this person become habituated to the praise he or she receives in the echo chamber, to the point where criticism from outside is either ignored or taken very personally?

See also: Participation awards.

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