Great to see such a nice turnout for the Roundtable discussion on big data and ecology! I’m posting a slide set from the talk (ESA_Hampton_2012_public), but as you probably noticed, I don’t put much text on my slides, so it probably won’t make much sense to you if you didn’t see the talk! Feel free to email me if you want any details not included here. We are revising a paper on this topic for resubmission to Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Frontiers has a liberal policy on copyright so – if accepted – please rest assured that I and the other authors will make it available on our websites.
I took out the cute xkcd images, but you can enjoy as many as you like by checking out xkcd.com yourself!
What?! You’re still reading this post after checking out xkcd.com? I doubt it, but if you are, then…
Here’s some papers I mentioned:
Some Simple Guidelines for Effective Data Management
Elizabeth T. Borer et al.
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 90(2) 205-214
Heidorn, P. B. 2008. Shedding Light on the Dark Data in the Long Tail of Science. Library Trends 57:280–299.
Aronova, E., K. S. Baker, and N. Oreskes. 2010. Big Science and Big Data in Biology: From the International Geophysical Year through the International Biological Program to the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, 1957–Present. Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 40:183–224.
Shaun shared a blog post that describes the 3 V’s of ‘big data’ – volume, velocity, and variety.