I wrote this list in 2014 and although most of this stuff is still useful, it's missing Git, RMarkdown, and overleaf among other things. For computational work, check out the Guide to Reproducible Code in Ecology and Evolution from the BES. Writing & plottingMatlab users in ecologyYou'll love D. Hiebeler's Matlab / R translation http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Hiebeler-matlabR.pdf Programming & modelling: introductory material in RA primer of ecology with R, by H. Stevens. With a focus on population and community dynamics (end chapters are pretty advanced). How to be a quantitative ecologist by J. Matthiopoulos. With lots of reminders for those who forgot math. The Analysis of Biological Data, by Whitlock and Schluter. Good intro statistical textbook for general biology. Use R, data and code included. http://whitlockschluter.zoology.ubc.ca/ Ecological models and data in R, by B. Bolker - very useful for ecological statistics That's a really small and partial list -- for French readers with a statistical bent, check this out Technical questionsFor all math-related questions http://math.stackexchange.com/ http://mathoverflow.net/ C / C++ programming Memory checking: Valgrind will find your faulty pointers http://valgrind.org/ |