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Matt Dray

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I like using R to learn and teach, particularly if it involves important pop-culture references like Pokémon and Dawson’s Creek. I’m a datapoint influencer in the UK’s public sector and have a PhD in watching leaves rot (Cardiff) and an Entomology MSc (Imperial). I’m not the rapper. A 16-by-16 pixel favicon gif of the author, whose eyebrows are bobbing up and down.

Adriana De Palma

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I’m a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Natural History Museum, London. I have a PhD in Ecology and an MRes in Entomology from Imperial College London, and a BSc in Biology from the University of Sussex.

In terms of my research, I am particularly interested in using large scale ecological datasets to answer policy relevant questions. I work on the PREDICTS project with Andy Purvis, looking at how biodiversity responds over time to land-use change and related pressures. My more general interests lie with science policy, statistics and weird and wonderful invertebrates (my favourite being Collembola – the beautiful springtails).