Elita Baldridge, Ph.D.

Computational Ecology, Ecoinformatics, and Open Science

About Me

I am a newly fledged Ph.D. out of the Weecology lab group.  I'm currently figuring out how to be a working computational ecologist with a chronic illness. 

Elita Baldridge

When not doing science, I'm taking care of two Nubian dairy goats, a small flock of Cochin chickens, and a hive of bees, assisted by my brilliant dog, who keeps an eye on me and makes sure I behave.  

Contact me

Email: elita.baldridge@weecology.org

GitHub: embaldridge

ORCID-ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1639-5951

See my CV.

Species abundance distribution comparisons

For my dissertation research, I competed different models of the species abundance distribution with a wide range of taxonomic groups to determine which model best described the distribution of species abundance in an ecological community.  I also compiled a species abundance dataset from the literature.  A link to that can be found under Research Products.

The video of my defense is provided below, and has been fully close-captioned. 

All additional material, including handouts of the slides, a copy of the dissertation, source code, etc. are available at  https://github.com/weecology/sad-comparison.