About Laura Graham

Feb 6, 2015 • Laura Graham

Laura Graham is about to finish a Geography PhD at the University of Nottingham. Laura is a spatial/computational ecologist who is interested in what impacts environmental changes have on species’ distributions and how we can use this information in landscape and conservation planning to reduce detrimental effects. Laura was previously a mathematician and database developer, and applies skills learned there to answer ecological questions. Laura spends most of her free time on knitting or music related pursuits.

What I found hardest about using Git the first time was… I tend to use git for keeping version control on my own work, and I mainly use it through the RStudio interface. As such, I do not have a clear picture of the overall model, or fully understand the terminology, of Git and GitHub. In this exercise, I was confused about the usage of (and the difference between) branches and forks. Any advice on how to get a fuller understanding of Git and GitHub is much appreciated!