Tag Archives: ecology

The genome of a shape shifting butterfly

- May 10, 2017

: William H. Piel and Antónia Monteiro

A high coverage, high quality genome sequence of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana is published today in GigaScience. B. anynana, the squinting bush brown, is a fascinating model species that can modify its morphology in response to environmental clues. The 475 Mb genome assembly, achieved by combining traditional Illumina and long read PacBio data, encodes 22,642 […]

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Jack Rabbits, Lizards and Squirrels, Oh My! Q&A with Taylor Noble

- September 29, 2016

Here is a Q&A with the first author of our first camera trap dataset published in our Data-Intensive Ecology series. Taylor shares his thoughts on why he’s so interested in the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard, the usefulness of camera traps in ecology, as well as challenges with big data.

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Big Data Challenges and Solutions in Contemporary Ecology: A Guest Blog by Chris Lortie

- April 26, 2016

Chris Lortie

Chris Lortie is an integrative ecologist (NCEAS, Santa Barbara, USA and York University, Canada)  and is a co-Guest Editor of our Data-Intensive Ecology series. Here, he shares his views on a few challenges and solutions in contemporary ecology as the field moves into the big-data era.

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We Wish You a GigaChristmas: A 2015 Wrap-Up

- December 14, 2015

Last Christmas we gave you our heart; okay forget George Michael – we gave you beautiful imaging data sets, Virtual Machines, BYO data parties, GigaGitHub, more open peer review plus much more. However, in 2015 GigaScience has delivered anything but less, with more technical developments and exemplar papers published – GigaScience continues to push the […]

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Great Lakes of Data: More with Pat Soranno on the challenges of data-integration in ecology

- July 3, 2015

A follow-up Q&A from Pat Soranno, sharing her thoughts on reproducible ecology and the challenges it presents.

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