Biodiversity and Conservation

Primary producers may ameliorate impacts of daytime CO2 addition in a coastal marine ecosystem
Albert Gabric –– Important new results in the field of near-shore carbonate chemistry, where most experiments have been lab based. Clearly of general interest to marine ecologists facing a high-CO2 world, but also climate scientists who are now attempting to include such processes in the next generation of Earth System Models
DNA metabarcoding of littoral hard-bottom communities: high diversity and database gaps revealed by two molecular markers
Xavier Pochon –– This study developed a novel protocol using DNA metabarcoding for characterizing complex hard-bottom communities within marine protected areas of two Spanish National parks. This work provides a very interesting, novel, timely and thorough comparative analysis of COI and 18S markers in the context of marine biomonitoring, and offer a valuable baseline information for future biodiversity assessment of these complex benthic ecosystems.
Is the future already here? The impact of climate change on the distribution of the eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius)
Mark Costello –– It suggests that sea snakes are already changing their distribution in response to climate change.
Will the California Current lose its nesting Tufted Puffins?
Agus Santoso –– The vulnerability of Tufted Puffins has recently been raised by the mass mortality in 2016 which appeared to be linked to warming in the North Pacific. This present study projects that the nesting habitat may increasingly become unsuitable by 2050 under global warming, providing quantitative estimates and geographical distribution of the risk.
Illegal use of natural resources in federal protected areas of the Brazilian Amazon
Patricia Gandini –– This topic is of great interest for the management of protected natural areas
Quantifying climate change impacts emphasises the importance of managing regional threats in the endangered Yellow-eyed penguin
Patricia Gandini –– I Think the papaer will not only be of interest to science community but also likely receive considerable attention from policy makers.
Biodiversity and Conservation

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Spatial distribution and feeding substrate of butterflyfishes (family Chaetodontidae) on an Okinawan coral reef @thePeerJ

Another interesting article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ #AgriculturalScience #SoilScience #ClimateChangeBiology

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ #Anthropology #Biodiversity #Ecology #PlantScience #NaturalResourceManagement

Effects of cost surface uncertainty on current density estimates from circuit theory: Published today @thePeerJ #Circuitscape #Connectivity #Dispersal #LandscapeGenetics

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ #Biodiversity #Biogeography #Ecology #Mycology #Taxonomy #Scicomm

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Check out the latest from our group, out today in @thePeerJ! Also congrats to our first author, the newly-minted Dr. @SteveAuscavitch #MarineBiology #BiologicalOceanography #openaccess

Our article on potential COVID and air pollution connection has been published today in @thePeerJ #EcosystemScience #AtmosphericChemistry

A novel curation system to facilitate data integration across regional citizen science survey programs @thePeerJ

Brazilian Amazon still plagued by illegal use of natural resources

New Zealand’s star species could be extinct on mainland by 2060

Huffington Post: "New Zealand’s Iconic Yellow-Eyed Penguins Could Be Extinct Locally In 40 Years"

New Zealand’s Yellow-Eyed Penguins May Be in Trouble

Urgent Action Needed to Slow Penguin’s Slide to Extinction, Study Claims

Global warming has put New Zealand's Yellow-eyed penguins on the brink of extinction

Yellow-eyed penguins could be gone by 2060

Popular Science: "New Zealand's yellow-eyed penguin is waddling towards extinction"

National Geographic: "Yellow-Eyed Penguin is Critically Endangered"

Gizmodo: "These Beloved Penguins May Be Doomed"