Paper accepted in The R Journal

Colleagues and I have had our paper accepted in The R Journal. A collaborative project, we were composed of a mathematician from University of Maryland, Baltimore (Maria Cameron), and two theoretical ecologists (Ben Nolting, Karen Abbott) and two ecologists straddling the theory-empirical boundary (Chris Stieha and me) from Case Western Reserve University. Our paper built upon Ben and Karen's recent paper on using the quasi-potential to assess stability in two-dimensional stochastic systems by creating a package in R that would make it accessible to ecologists (Maria Cameron wrote the C code). This paper is essentially a methods paper on how to use the package, with several examples to better familiarize users with how the quasi-potential actually works.