Phillip Staniczenko et al. on a new measure of nestedness with deep roots in mathematics
When I sit in a hiring committee, I ask myself: is it even possible to predict who's going to be a good scientist by looking at a CV? It turns out that yes, it is possible.
A new article in Nature revisits May's classic result.
Exactly 10 years ago, I was starting my PhD.
A new episode of WBEZ Clever Apes covers the work of the Allesina lab on rock-paper-scissor, featuring Jason and Anna playing rock-paper-scissor-bull!
Antonio di Franco & Joachim Claudet review the paper on Nepotism for Faculty of 1000
Stefano presents at the Chicago Humanities Festival Sunday Oct 23 @ 12:30 AM
A new study published in PLoS ONE shows that nepotism is rampant in Italian academia
A new paper by Jose Rojas-Echenique and Stefano Allesina in Ecology
Helene Muller-Landau and Andrew Gonzales review the paper on competition networks for Faculty of 1000.
Media coverage for the new paper in PNAS
A new article by Allesina & Levine in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences proposes a new theory of biodiversity.
New article by Zook et al. in Journal of Theoretical Biology
Jai Ranganathan launches a podcast on ecology, conservation, evolution and other interesting things!
Ben Bolker evaluates the paper by Melian et al. for Faculty of 1000: "This paper is exciting because it (1) demonstrates an alternative mechanism (frequency-dependent selection) for a fundamental pattern in evolution (deceleration of speciation rate during the course of evolutionary radiation), and (2) fits the model to real data from two well-known radiations."
Stefano joins the Editorial Board of Oikos
Nature news covers our paper (but only the drinking part...)
The James S. McDonnell Foundation awards a "Studying Complex Systems" grant to the Allesina Lab.
New paper in PLoS Computational biology relates speciation rate and graph theory
NSF supports the modeling peer review project