Tom August

Tom August

@TomAugust85

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Citizen science | Open access | Technology. PhD in Ecology of bats. Currently work @___BRC___ Likes #dataviz and #rstats. Views are my own.

Oxford
Joined on September 13, 2011

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We did it! 🎉

@iRecordWildlife got over 1,000,000 records submitted last year! So proud to be able to work with all this amazing data #dataviz

Read more: https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/landmark-one-million-wildlife-encounters-recorded-year … @CEHScienceNews

We did it! 🎉 @iRecordWildlife got over 1,000,000 records submitted last year! So proud to be able to work with all this amazing data #dataviz Read more: https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/landmark-one-million-wildlife-encounters-recorded-year … @CEHScienceNews

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"As I sit upon this data lake,
Insights beneath my feet,
I cast my hook amongst the waves,
And await the fish to byte."

A personal tribute to my jargon of the week 'data lake' #scicomm #DataScience #dataviz

"As I sit upon this data lake, Insights beneath my feet, I cast my hook amongst the waves, And await the fish to byte." A personal tribute to my jargon of the week 'data lake' #scicomm #DataScience #dataviz

Replying to @TomAugust85

And... Citizen science projects vary in approach. We need to account for differences: - in running projects to ensure data are 'fit for purpose' #CitSci2019

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Quoted @mjopocock

How do patterns of participation (between projects & between individuals) impact on scientific value of citizenscience? Presented on research in prep. at #citsci2019. With @TomAugust85 @RichardFoxBC @CEHScienceNews @___BRC___

We are all individuals. Citizen scientists are individuals We need to account for this in the way we do our science #CitSci2019

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Grant rejected. Angry reply written. Saved to drafts, probably never to be sent. Now I need wine 🍷

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Quoted @TomAugust85

Wil we still be using red-green in 50 years? Saw this figure in a presentation this morning. I have simulated colourblindness. #dataviz

Wil we still be using red-green in 50 years? Saw this figure in a presentation this morning. I have simulated colourblindness. #dataviz

There are ways to avoid this, but it requires (non-colorblind) presenters to be mindful of the needs of some members of their audiences. Some helpful advice/tools: http://jfly.iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp/color/index.html …, http://www.somersault1824.com/tips-for-designing-scientific-figures-for-color-blind-readers/ …, https://www.toptal.com/designers/colorfilter …

Quoted @TomAugust85

Wil we still be using red-green in 50 years? Saw this figure in a presentation this morning. I have simulated colourblindness. #dataviz

Wil we still be using red-green in 50 years? Saw this figure in a presentation this morning. I have simulated colourblindness. #dataviz

Ok, committing today to switch out my red-green contrasts in my paper in prep

Hey look, a couple of presentations later we have the rainbow colour scheme. *face palm*

Hey look, a couple of presentations later we have the rainbow colour scheme. *face palm*

Wil we still be using red-green in 50 years? Saw this figure in a presentation this morning. I have simulated colourblindness. #dataviz
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Wil we still be using red-green in 50 years? Saw this figure in a presentation this morning. I have simulated colourblindness. #dataviz

Team #Sparta now enjoying a well-earned post-sprint 🍸
@GaryPowney @TomAugust85 @galinajonsson @Frances_Mancini @JackHHatfield

Team #Sparta now enjoying a well-earned post-sprint 🍸 @GaryPowney @TomAugust85 @galinajonsson @Frances_Mancini @JackHHatfield

I just started using #rstats some months ago and today I got my first package accepted to CRAN! Thanks to @TomAugust85, if it wasn't for your Masterclass on reproducibility, I would've never even thought about doing this!

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Hands on with CEH's Minecraft #VR tool to view future landscape scenarios. Sir Mark Walport @UKRI_CEO hears about CEH's work delivering the #ASSISTagri #NationalCapability programme 

#research #innovation

Hands on with CEH's Minecraft #VR tool to view future landscape scenarios. Sir Mark Walport @UKRI_CEO hears about CEH's work delivering the #ASSISTagri #NationalCapability programme #research #innovation

Leaves on the line to you and me: "The risk posed by leaf contamination (effects of Autumn regarding rail / train wheel interface)"

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Liz Edwards
2 months ago
Shale-like ice flakes on the fringe of sea and sand in #MorecambeBay Soft and flaky. @claireddean @sere_miru @EnsembleLancs

Shale-like ice flakes on the fringe of sea and sand in #MorecambeBay Soft and flaky. @claireddean @sere_miru @EnsembleLancs

Quoted @TomAugust85

If you could simulate an ecological theory in #Minecraft what would it be? Currently got flooding at the top of my list for future #scicomm projects but want more ideas.

If you could simulate an ecological theory in #Minecraft what would it be? Currently got flooding at the top of my list for future #scicomm projects but want more ideas.

Can't believe it. Today I got 3 emails from 3 different people in 3 different institutes all asking to set up chats about this project. Makes me proud of @GaryPowney @SchmuckiReto @CEHScienceNews @hanzlacey

A huge thanks to everyone who submitted records. Our scientists carry out a wide range of research drawing on the amazing resource contributed by wildlife recorders & recording schemes https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/landmark-one-million-wildlife-encounters-recorded-year …

#data #biologicalrecording #citizenscience

A huge thanks to everyone who submitted records. Our scientists carry out a wide range of research drawing on the amazing resource contributed by wildlife recorders & recording schemes https://www.ceh.ac.uk/news-and-media/blogs/landmark-one-million-wildlife-encounters-recorded-year … #data #biologicalrecording #citizenscience

Had fun teaching reproducible code @warwickuni using origami as a metaphor. Worked better than I thought.

Had fun teaching reproducible code @warwickuni using origami as a metaphor. Worked better than I thought.

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2 months ago
BLOG: @TomAugust85, computational ecologist at @CEHScienceNews, describes how he and his team developed a #Minecraft virtual reality experience as a starting point to talk to young people about sustainable farming https://buff.ly/2WaenUD 

BLOG: @TomAugust85, computational ecologist at @CEHScienceNews, describes how he and his team developed a #Minecraft virtual reality experience as a starting point to talk to young people about sustainable farming https://buff.ly/2WaenUD 

See how a team of CEH scientists developed a #Minecraft virtual reality experience as a starting point to talk to people about sustainable farming & future land use https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/whats-new/blog/minecraft-virtual-reality-sustainable-farming … #ASSISTagri #PublicEngagement #scicomm @TomAugust85 @GaryPowney @SchmuckiReto

See how a team of CEH scientists developed a #Minecraft virtual reality experience as a starting point to talk to people about sustainable farming & future land use https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/whats-new/blog/minecraft-virtual-reality-sustainable-farming … #ASSISTagri #PublicEngagement #scicomm @TomAugust85 @GaryPowney @SchmuckiReto

Please take time to read this blog from @CEHScienceNews's very own @TomAugust85 about his work with using #Minecraft to communicate CEH Science #STEM #PublicEngagementWithResearch #Scicomm https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/whats-new/blog/minecraft-virtual-reality-sustainable-farming …

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