Happy New Year everyone! Hope that everyone had a nice holiday time. Thought I'd post a little "wrap-up" of some of the highlights of the year on our blog - at least as I see them. Feel free to chime in! Dechronization turned 1 in 2009 - that was exciting - and we added two new authors: Dan Rabosky and Liam Revell. We started our interview series, kicking off with Joe Felsenstein, Jack Sullivan, and Rob Desalle. More to come - who would you like to see interviewed in 2010? There was a lot of Geneious love (and a few snarky accusations that we might be getting paid off by them - we assure you we're not!), a lively discussion of the swine flu (sorry, H1N1) epidemic - something that got the attention of Medpedia and resulted in our blog being showcased on their site. There were lots of good discussions about Bayesian methods - when they fail and when we fail them (twice). We had some fun with the infamous "Snake with a Foot" photo and a few posts poking at the bizarre PNAS paper touting that "forbidden love" between butterflies and onychophorans had resulted in caterpillar love children. There were posts from the Evolution meetings in Moscow, Idaho in June as well as the Anolis Symposium at Harvard in October and Rich gave us glimpses into some exciting fieldwork in Haiti. Thanks to everyone (our stats counter says 19,970 returning readers for 2009!) for reading our blog. Looking forward to 2010!
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.