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I am a scientist interested in optimizing agricultural systems to maximize yield while reducing inputs and enhancing ecosystem services. Many of my questions on SO and related sites are related to the development of software, databases, and statistical analyses to support scientific research aimed at predicting ecosystem response to global change and engineering new systems for sustainable food and fuel production.

Key projects include:

  • PEcAn (Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer), a model-data synthesis framework: code; project website; web interface
  • BETYdb, A database of plant traits, crop yields, and computational provenance code; web interface
  • BioCro: crop productivity and ecosystem services simulator: code
  • Ecosystem Climate Regulation Services Calculator: code; demo

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comment Where can I buy a goose?
this should be a comment; but Dekalb is in Georgia, USA
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comment How to clean mushrooms?
@ChrisCudmore please Alton only assessed the effect of soaking on mass, not on other cooking properties (eg, taste) - also, he only evaluated the effects on the white button mushroom.
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comment How to clean mushrooms?
It is important to note that a) this experiment was done with one type of mushroom - the white button mushroom and b) only the effect on weight was measured, not the effect on taste. The OP specifically asked about the effect on taste (-1)
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comment How to clean mushrooms?
@Fambida That seems reasonable for cultivated mushrooms, and perhaps a few wild ones, but it is hard to imagine it working for many wild mushrooms, e.g. maitake, which has lots of crevices that usually have some soil and/or bugs.
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