Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dechronization Turns 1

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!

4 comments:

Dan Warren said...

Congratulations, everybody! I've really enjoyed the blog over the past year, and look forward to what's to come.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed a lot the coffee shop phylogenetics posts; looking forward to reading more this year...

myrmecos said...

Congrats on one year!

Jeremy Brown said...

Congrats to all! It's been great to read this blog and keep up with some of what others in systematics are thinking about. Looking forward to more...