Mathematical and Computational Modeling in Ecology
Spring 2023 - I would advise against taking EEB C119A with professor Lloyd-Smith. Personally, I rarely pronounce my sentiments against a class or an instructor. However, the applicability of R in an ecological context is minimal. Coming from a technical background, I must assert that this class requires crude memorization and adept tolerance: long psets, quizzes, labs, and papers. Am I a PhD candidate? I have an evident suspicion that the professor does not wish for me to succeed in his class. If you do not have a prophetic gift for ecology or a personal connection with the professor (ie. work in his lab), please reconsider.