Welcome to the Systems Ecology and Ecoinformatics Laboratory at the UNCW. The overarching goals of our work are
We use a variety of quantitative, computational and informatic methods to address questions like:
If you are interested in learning more, joining us, or collaborating with us, please contact Dr. Stuart Borrett at borretts _at_ uncw _dot_ edu.
Dr. Borrett will be presenting new research at the Interntaional Conference on Environmental Biology and Ecologcial Modelling, Feb 24-26 held at Visva-Bharati University in India
Dr. Borrett will present Systems Ecology: A network view of ecosystems at the Duke Center for Systems Biology on Feb 12 (details)
UNCW Spring 2014 classes begin Monday Jan 13. Dr. Borrett is teaching Ecology Lecture and coordinating the Ecology Laboratories.
We recently submitted a new manuscript: The rise of Network Ecology: Maps of the topic diversity and scientific collaboration. You can see a preprint at arXiv:1311.1785 [q-bio.QM]
We've released version 2.5 of our enaR package for Ecological Network Analysis. It is now available from CRAN and this vignette shows how to use it. Matt Lau introduced this software at the Ecological Society of America meeting in August. This package now includes a library of 100 ecosystem models.
Our new article titled "Throughflow centrality is a global indicator of the functional importance of species in ecosystems" is now in print at Ecological Indicators. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.03.014.
We've learned new tricks to visualize our network models in R. See here and click on software & data (models) tab to learn more.