Hello everyone,

I am a postdoc at UF Geography with a broad interest in applied 
statistics and research software development.
I was excited to read on twitter that the Weecology lab was planning 
further Carpentries workshops at UF, and as I am currently going through 
the Carpentries instructor certification process, I wanted to take this 
opportunity to briefly introduce myself, and broadcast my interest in 
gaining experience as a helper or co-instructor in future Carpentries 

Researchwise I am a marine ecologist with an interest in the foraging 
ecology and life-history choices of open ocean predators (penguins, 
albatrosses, elephant seals).  I currently focus on Bayesian inference 
for differential equation models of animal bioenergetics. Other previous 
and ongoing work covers a wide range of statistical modelling approaches 
for ecological data. I am a proficient R programmer (9 years of 
experience, maintainer of two CRAN packages), work a fair bit with SQL 
databases, and make some use of C/C++ code within R.

Teachingwise, I was lead instructor for a graduate level Biometry class 
at USF Tampa this Spring - part of which was based on Software Carpentry 
materials - and have TA'd or guest lectured in a range of 
Biostatistics/mathematics and ecology classes.  I am confident to teach 
R, unix command line, git, and SQL material, and I would love to put 
that into practice in future workshops at UF, or elsewhere in Central 

Anyways, that's it from me for now. Do feel free to get in touch if you 
are looking for helpers or co-instructors by email or on twitter (@pboesu).

Have a good evening!


Dr Philipp Boersch-Supan

Department of Geography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

twitter/github/bitbucket: @pboesu