Field Guides for Ecologists (FGE or "fi·ji·") is an online platform of notes, guides, documents and resources written by ecologists on doing things computational and quantitative in ecological research. Example topics covered by FGE include IBMs, SDMs, R, python, Bayesian statistics, UNIX, git, GLMs, MCMC, reproducibility, package creation and distribution, parallel computing, autocorrelation, meta-analyses .... and more!
- Code syntax highlighting
- Simple mark-up script
- Version control
- Ordered by theme
- Automatic authorship contributions
- 23 guides
- 9 themes
- 5 contributors
A guide to guides
Guides are written by contributors and stored in our GitHub repository. The documents are parsed and displayed on this website with proper attribution and links to related guides. See the index for a full list of currently available guides (and their status).
How it works
We take contributions from anyone on our GitHub /docs repository. These can be corrections, additions or new documents. These are then processed by volunteers called doc-keepers, who will accept your changes. A site-keeper will then upload the changes to this website.
Why do this?
Researchers are increasingly needing computational and quantitative skills. We hope this platform will act as a noticeboard to share knowledge, ideas and experience.
Who did this?
This is still a nascent project and we're looking for
many more contributions. We welcome guides linked from personal webpages.
To learn how to contribute please visit our
guide on contributing:
How to contribute
We're also looking for more doc-keepers, so if you know anything about GitHub, please get in touch through our email.