Elfinwood Data Science

Data Science for Ecologists and Environmental Scientists

Elfinwood is a term used to describe stunted forests characteristic of most subalpine and alpine regions world-wide. Also referred to as krummholtz, these miniature forests occur at the upper altitudinal limits of trees.

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Version Control: An Overview

Introduction In the last post I provided an overview of databases and data management systems. In the next several posts I’ll be taking a brief hiatus from topics in data management and discuss version control. The objective of this post is to provide an overview of version control for managing code. This is in preparationContinue reading “Version Control: An Overview”

Databases and Data Management Systems

Introduction In the last post I provided an overview of data management plans: Data Management Plans. In this post I’ll be presenting on databases and data management systems (DBMS), including a discussion about what constitutes a database, the basics of relational databases, and an overview of several popular DMBS software options. What is a Database?Continue reading “Databases and Data Management Systems”

Data Management Plans

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin Introduction In the last post I provided an overview of the final stage in the data pipeline: Metadata and Archiving. The first stage in the data pipeline is planning, and I provided an overview of this stage in my third post “The Data Pipeline:Continue reading “Data Management Plans”


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