R Resources

R Project

Ben Bolker’s Excellent Book on Ecological Modeling

A simple and very useful R-Gui: NPPtoR (note you must also install NPP)

R Studio – my favorite R Gui: link

Bolker’s Compilation of books and web sites

Podcasts and online tutorials From Trinity College Dublin: link

Laura Suttle’s Video R Tutorials: link

Videos from Coursera’s 4 week R course: link

Flavio Barros’excellent list and reviews of MOOCs and other online courses to learn R: link

Haklev’s Things I wish I’d been told when I started data-wrangling in R link

Smith’s aRgh: angry newcomers guide to R link

Tufte in R link

The R Graph Gallery: different types of graphs & visualizations + the code

Nice place to start for the question “How do I….in ggplot2?”


Guide for Inline Documentation to help make your code more accessible

Useful Programming Stuff

A nice, clear example of writing a script with functions by the Nice R Code Team

broom package helps take output of lm and other analyses and put them in nicce tidy tables

Text matching/extraction & Strings

Some useful StackOverflow questions: here and here.

grep function family: grep, grepl, regexpr, gregexpr and regexec search for matches to argument pattern within each element of a character vector: they differ in the format of and amount of detail in the results.


Using R Markdown

RStudio’s Introduction to RMarkdown

Using Knitr with R Markdown by Karl Broman

RStudio Cheat Sheets for dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, R Markdown…

Stats Stuff



WGLMM: orked Examples by Ben Bolker

Aaron Greenville’s Workshop Intro and Workshop Notes (GLM, GLMM, GAM)

Dealing with Autocorrelation

Mark Payne in RPubs

Overall p-vals and Assessing Significance with GLS by Gavin Simpson

Simple Linear Model with Autocorrelated Errors in R

DataCamp Time Series Tutorial

Little Book of Using R for Time Series Analysis

GLMM in Ecology and in R

Design and Analysis of Ecological Data Landscape of Statistical Methods: Part 1

reporting GLS ARMA results (temporal autocorrelation (p 477)

Data Storage, Management and Visualization

Collection of Data Visualization Tools

Data One Investigator Toolkit

Data UP: An open source tool helping researchers document, manage, and archive their tabular data, DataUp operates within the scientist’s workflow and integrates with Microsoft Excel.

Converting powerpoint figures to tiff

Making Infographics (Thanks Lyndhurst STEMettes!)

Graphics For Conservation: Fantastic Overview and Tutorials from M Fisher

Productivity Tools / Supplies

Lab-X: purchases of discount lab equipment [link]

Presdo Meeting Organizer

Resources for making posters [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

43 Folders: Jack up that productivity!

Prof Hacker: technology, productivity, and the professorate

Blog post summarizing some great collaboration tools

Advice for Students

Matt Might’s outstanding New Year’s Resolutions for Grad Students (and faculty!)

John Thompson’s excellent advice on how to be a succesful phd student

Spenc Hall’s Amazing compendium

The best advice for preparing posters I have read [link]

The Baskett Lab’s Incredible List of Everything: [link]

ISI Impact Factors [link, UF Computers only]


Media Tools & Communicating Science

Suggestions on writing a press release: [link]

Using Flickr to make better slides [link]  by Jason Jones on the ProfHacker blog.

Sample slides by Steven Hamblin: SOme really nice work here.

List of free photo sites link


Travel Tools

164 Currency Converter [link]

Prep and print your own Passport / ID photos: templates for many countries [link]

Currency converter that allows downloading of daily rates [link]

Currency Transfer [link]

Maps of Brazil

TuTiempo: Weather records from 8000 weather stations worldwide

Fare Tracking tools (credit following fare drops) [link]

Bus Travel in US [link and link]

Home rentals [link link and link]

Apartmentsrio.com & rentflat.com.br to rent apartments in Rio.

Other Links

American Association for University Women

International Foundation for Science

National Geographic

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Santa Fe Institute

Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Program

Long-Term Ecological Reasearch

Lattes Database – Brazil’s searchable Science and Technology CV database. Basically students and researchers have their CV’s here.

CNPq – Brazil’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Development is a foundation linked to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT), to support Brazilian research <>

CAPES – The Post-graduate Education Agency is a foundation linked to the Brazil’s Ministry of education and its responsible for the evaluation and development of graduate level courses and human resource building. It is the funding source for more than half of the graduate fellowhips in Brazil, conducts periodic evaluations of the graduate courses, and has several programs for students to pursuit a PhD outside Brazil

FULBRIGHT – Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. The flagship international educational program sponsored by the U.S. Government, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and the people other countries.

TRS (Totally Random Stuff)

Best places to buy art online [link]


Harvard Biz Review: Diverse Teams and Why they Perform Better