This is going to be a self-congratulatory day here at Dechronization because I can't allow it to pass without marking our first birthday. Over the past year we've had 156 posts and more than 50,000 hits. Although we've been through some peaks and valleys, we ended strong thanks to Brian Moore's engaging discussion of Bayesian inference, Luke Harmon's popular series of interviews with leading figures in systematic biology (1, 2), and Susan Perkins' forays into the evolution of disease causing organisms (3, 4). We've also seen our number of contributors grow to nine, most recently with the addition of two of the brightest young minds in systematics: Liam Revell and Dan Rabosky. We have big plans for the coming year, including the continuation of our interview series (John Huelsenbeck and Rob DeSalle are up next), inclusion of more guest posts, and a renewed dedication to highlighting important new articles and books in our field. Feel free to use this opportunity to comment on the blog, and where you'd like to see it go in the coming weeks and months. Thanks to everyone who's been reading and commenting at Dechronization!
Dechronization is authored by evolutionary biologists interested in the development and application of methods for estimating phylogeny and making phylogeny-based inferences. The goal of the blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and methods, while also providing anecdotes, tidbits of natural history, and other related information.