Over on the Methods in Ecology & Evolution blog, Sam (our Assistant Editor) has just put up a podcast she edited from interviews made by Barb Anderson at Intecol this year. She wandered the meeting with a sonic screwdriver asking assorted ecologists to talk about the methods they use – the oldest, the newest, and what method they would want to see invented. The results are here:
(which, alas does not seem to give the full Soundcloud plugin experience on this page. Poo.)
and check the MEE blog post for a list of who said what.
You will notice I evaded interview. After considerable though, I decided that the oldest method I’ve used is procrastination, something even older than regression. My newest method is clearly twitter, and I’d really like a method that would let the computer do all the hard work of making my MCMC work, but not too quickly (because MCMC runs are, in effect, more modern implementations of procrastination).
What method do you use?