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.
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]
UNCW classes end Dec. 4. This semester Dr. Borrett taught Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling and Introduction to Biological Research. In the Spring Dr. Borrett is teaching Ecology.
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.