Ethan White


Henry Senyondo

Software Developer

Glenda Yenni

Project Manager

Juniper Simonis

Data Analyst

Hao Ye


Ellen Bledsoe

PhD Student

Erica Christensen

PhD Student

Joan Meiners

PhD Student

Kristina Riemer

PhD Student

Renata Diaz

PhD Student

Sergio Marconi

PhD Student

Shawn Taylor

PhD Student

Virnaliz Cruz

MS Student

Andrew Zhang

Undergraduate Researcher

Apoorva Pandey

Student Software Developer

Pranita Sharma

Student Software Developer

Sumit Saha

Student Software Developer


Data Retriever

Package manager for data

Ecological Dynamics

How ecosystems change through time

Ecological Forecasting

Like weather forecasting, but for ecology


Large scales and general patterns

Portal Project

Long-term ecological research site

Remote Sensing

Ecological information from remote sensing

Recent Publications

More Publications

. BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2018.

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. Developing an automated iterative near-term forecasting system for an ecological study. bioRxiv, 2018.

. Integrating community assembly and biodiversity to better understand ecosystem function: the Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems (CAFE) approach. Ecology letters, 2018.

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. Iterative ecological forecasting: Needs, opportunities, and challenges. PNAS, 2018.

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We build tools to make doing science easier and more efficient by automating the early phases of the data analysis pipeline.

  • Data Retriever: A package manager for data. It downloads, cleans, and stores publicly available data, so analysts spend less time managing data, and more time analyzing it. Available for Python, R, Julia, and the command line.
  • portalr: Quickly download, clean, and work with data from the Portal Project.


We are actively involved in training scientists in both ideas and tools.

  • Software and Data Carpentry Workshops
  • University of Florida R Meetup
  • Data Carpentry for Biologists (semester long course)
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecological Dynamics and Forecasting