The second reason I have not updated this site is that I have been busy getting ready for my new job in January, being an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I am really looking forward to teaching and doing research in the Department of Geography and Environmental Systems at UMBC! It's a great group of folks that I will be working with, and my first two courses are coming up this spring: Advanced Spatial Data Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems.
Between continuing my postdoctoral research and starting new projects in Costa Rica and Maryland, I will have plenty of fun work for my new lab. Eventually, this site will transition to be the lab web site, and other folks will make their appearances here as we work together. Things will get more formal, I guess, though I will probably blog more often.
I will leave you will my favorite visualization of this past year, courtesy of the NYT and Japan's new weather satellite: