Patience is a virtue...(Article Alert)

Teamwork from Oregon to Idaho - NH-S, BBR, JMW and RLL in the top row
It may be cliche, but I often hear from senior faculty that patience is a virtue - especially in academia. Nothing gets done quickly and often not in the first try. Accordingly, sometimes you have to be virtuous while submitting, revising, resubmitting, facing rejection, revising, submitting, revising, facing a slightly more positive rejection, revising, and then finally resubmitting again.
The academic equivalent of dropping a part in a snowboard movie.
Apparently all of the virtue and work paid off as "Riparian vegetation communities of the American Pacific Northwest are tied to multi-scale environmental filters" finally came into press at River Research and Applications. In this paper, we set out to answer the questions: what are the different riparian vegetation communities of the interior Pacific Northwest, and how do they change across multiple environmental gradients, many of which arise from processes that occur at multiple scales? We found that multi-scale environmental filters, from climate to watershed management and stream channel form all control the diversity and abundance of riparian plant species. Fortunately, this article was written when I was USDA Forest Service employee, so it is in the public domain here in the U.S.

While I'm a bit pre-occupied to write a full summary at the moment, you can check out the full text below, download from figshare or link to the full text on the publications page.

It's good to see that patience gets rewarded every once in a while...

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