Journal Article

Opportunistic attachment assembles plant–pollinator networks

BIDS Alumni Lauren Ponisio recently published an article in Ecology Letters, in which she describes her lab's work toward a clearer understanding of how networks of plants and pollinators form over time to create biotic communities. The results of their research could help scientists and conservationists rebuild communities when a species goes locally extinct.

The Social Data Revolution Will Be Crowdsourced

It is now abundantly clear to librarians, archivists, computer scientists, and many social scientists that we are in a transformational age. If we can understand and measure meaning from all of these data describing so much of human activity, we will finally be able to test and revise our most intricate theories of how the world is socially constructed through our symbolic interactions.