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R the programming language, being a GNU S, is not one of the fastest out there. To be honest, it is one of the slowest out of the box. You may want to make it run faster sometimes.
E1 Linking the Intel oneAPI MKL library

Climate Change Series

Effects of large-scale teleconnections on biological processes. I have two more interesting stories to tell in this series before moving on. However, I have been working on other projects recently. I wish I have some grad students, then I can "work" on this too. Well, until then, there won't be any updates.
E1 Read a paper with me Large scale climate effect on the growth of a highly migratory shark in the North Atlantic
E2 The confluence of multiple climate factors
E3 Episode #3 [to be updated. for now this is just a placeholder, but this one is my favorite thus far]
E4 Episode #4 [to be updated. another placeholder]

Seabird Conservation Series

Thoughts, research and behind scene stories. One last piece, and then I am done with this series. It is hard to secure research funding for the conservation of wildlife that do not have any immediate commercial value.
E1 Getting started on seabird bycatch modelling
E2 Read a paper with me Seabird bycatch vulnerability in pelagic longline fisheries based on modeling of a long-term dataset by Can Zhou and Nigel Brothers
E3 Read a paper with me Interaction frequency of seabirds with longline fisheries: risk factors and implications for management by Can Zhou and Nigel Brothers
E4 Read a paper with me Seabird bycatch loss rate variability in pelagic longline fisheries by Zhou et al
E5 Book chapter Episode #5 [to be updated]
E6 Read a paper with me Assessing the uncertainty of total seabird bycatch synthesized from multiple sources by Zhou and Liao

Optics, Remote Sensing and IR imaging

Formulae to calculate FOV and IFOV and when to use each of them
Get to know your FLIR IR camera like never before! (wait for it)

Automating Surveys Series

This series of articles is inspired by a research survey that I participate in. The objective here is to more or less establish, by way of writing and thinking about it, a standard and free way to conduct surveys for scientific research. People who need to conduct surveys should find my endevour useful.
Ask the right Qs
Build a responsive survey using Google Forms and App Script
Send out the surveys automatically
Analyze the result

Life, Politics and More

What's it like to live in China?
Endnote styles for select journals in conservation ecology
What if I find a mistake in a published article?

Just a friendly reminder:

Each day, 80k acres of forests are disappearing ...

So think about that when you try to print something next time.
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