A Sonnet on Cactus Taxonomy

Sep 8, 2016 • Dylan W. Schwilk

A sonnet on cactus taxonomy

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Plain text workflows for graduate students

Feb 18, 2016 • Dylan W. Schwilk

Markus Eichhorn just wrote a nice post describing writing tools for biologists That prompted me to put down a few thoughts quickly both to describe the tools I use but also suggest a possible path for the student interested in moving away from a ms word only workflow but for whom my emacs-only setup is too foreign.

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Native plants for Lubbock gardens

May 6, 2015 • Dylan W. Schwilk

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Big Bend after winter rain

Feb 1, 2015 • Dylan W. Schwilk

Ecological Strategies of Plants (BIOL 3405) field trip to Big Bend. Despite heavy rain Friday night, we had a successful trip. the Pine Canyon pour-off was a waterfall.

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Perseverance

Nov 7, 2014 • Dylan W. Schwilk

Just out in Plant Ecology: Briand et al 2014. Does fire regime influence life history traits of jack pine in the southern boreal forest of Québec, Canada?

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Using Markdown and Pandoc

Oct 31, 2014 • Dylan W. Schwilk

I pulled together a set of templates and a build system for writing scholarly articles in markdown and building docx, pdf and html output. See pandoc-build-system.

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Plant dieback under exceptional drought

Jul 15, 2014 • Dylan W. Schwilk

Just out in PeerJ: Plant dieback under exceptional drought driven by elevation, not by plant traits, in Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. Elizabeth F. Waring, and Dylan W. Schwilk 2014

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Chisos field work

Jun 23, 2014 • Dylan W. Schwilk

Tagging trees, collecting leaves and cutting stems in West Texas.

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New lab paper

Nov 19, 2013 • Dylan W. Schwilk

Just out in PLoS One: Schwilk, Gaetani and Poulos 2013 Oak Bark Allometry and Fire Survival Strategies in the Chihuahuan Desert Sky Islands, Texas, USA

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org-mode

Oct 25, 2013 • Dylan W. Schwilk

I’ve been using org-mode in Emacs everyday for a few years now. I use it to manage my scientific projects, schedule my life, take notes and write lectures. It has been a lifesaver. If you are curious about org-mode, this presentation by the author is worth a look.

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