Monday, November 26, 2012

A new Dr. !

Thiago successfully defended his PhD in Brazil! Congratulations! You will be able to read all the innovative research he has done the last couple of years as they will become part of the vetted ecological literature, no doubt about that. But I think he learned more than "ecology" during these last years. Here is an excerpt from his acknowledgments:
"Tive muita sorte de conhecer o meu co-orientador Karl Cottenie. Para minha surpresa, um quadro branco e uma caneta preta - e não um programa de estatística - me mostraram como rabiscos podem gerar ideias e muito conhecimento. Foram seis meses que mudaram minha vida! Karl, I know that you'll google it ;-)"
 So after the magic of Google Translate:
"Ik was erg blij om mijn co-adviseur Karl Cottenie weten. Tot mijn verbazing, een wit bord en een zwarte pen - niet een statistisch programma - liet me zien hoe krabbels kan genereren ideeën en heel kennis. Het duurde zes maanden dat mijn leven veranderd!"
It is always satisfying to see another convert to the power of the whiteboard and concept maps. Keep Thiago on your radar, he will do fun things!

And thanks to the power of Facebook, here is a picture:

And here is a link to Thiago's amazing presentation: it not only looks nice, but presents a succinct and clear overview of what he did:

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