New Paper: balancing sample size and taxonomic effort in environmental assessment

This paper in the Journal of Applied Ecology is the first result of a longer-term collaboration between decision scientists and paleoecologists. It’s also largely the product of lots of effort by my amazing Honours student Danielle Sisson. In the paper, we provide an easy-to-follow framework for improving the cost-effectiveness of ecological models in biomonitoring and environmental assessment. Our results are directly applicable to several large-scale projects using diatom-based models and could save millions of dollars on these projects. More importantly, the framework is adaptable to many additional applications. Here’s a link: optimizing environmental assessment models

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