Biodiversity and Conservation

A systematic review on literature-based discovery workflow
Tzung-Pei Hong –– It is a good review paper in this field and may provide some reference value to readers.
A Sparse-Modeling Based Approach for Class Specific Feature Selection
Tzung-Pei Hong –– It is a good paper and may provide some reference values to the scholars in this field.
Effect of different ergonomic supports on muscle activity of dentists during posterior composite restoration
Justin Keogh –– As the physical requirements and postures inherent to occupations such as dentistry have the potential to cause some degree of long-term harm, it's important to conduct ergonomic evaluations of these activities so to identify potential issues and then develop potentially better ways for individuals in these occupations to perform their workplace activities.
Spatial genetic structure in Pinus cembroides Zucc. at population and landscape levels in central and northern Mexico
Robert Winkler –– In the current process of accelerated loses of species, the paper gives clear instructions for a conservation strategy.
A synopsis of knowledge, zoogeography and an online interactive map of Brazilian marine gastrotrichs
Blanca Figuerola –– This work will help to increase the understanding of the diversity and biogeographic patterns of Brazilian Gastrotricha.
Phylogeny and biogeography of the African Bathyergidae: a review of patterns and processes
Gabriela Parra Olea –– This paper adds information to the Biogeography of Bathyergidae and to molecular systematics overall.
Effects of research disturbance on nest survival in a mixed colony of waterbirds
Max Lambert –– Biologists often assume we impact our study species but in relatively negative ways that influence our results or our study species' conservation. This study adds to this conversation and should provoke us all to question what we actually know.
Levels of toothache-related interests of Google and YouTube users from developed and developing countries over time
Abhiram Maddi –– This may be one of the first articles related to tooth ache and search habits of users of Google and YouTube. The methods used in the study are unique and may be universally applied for gathering data related to user habits for educational study. This would be very helpful in understanding behaviors of patients with specific oral disorders by dentists, policy makers and marketing firms.
Comparison of injury pattern and clinical outcomes between young adults and elderly patients with alcohol-related injury in South Korea 2011–2016
Bob Patton –– Alcohol related harm is pervasive across national boundaries. This paper introduces the relationship between alcohol and injury in a Korean context.
Open ocean nocturnal insect migration in the Brazilian South Atlantic with comments on flight endurance
Joseph Gillespie –– Exciting new insight on the under-appreciated long flight and migration of insects
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New publication from Haigh lab and his collaborators identify SARS-CoV-2 founder mutations in samples from China, USA, Australia and GenBank sequences with the greatest number of mutations in the US samples. #covid19 via @thePeerJ

250 visitors to my 'Human milk microbiota associated with early colonization of the neonatal gut in Mexican newborns' article published in #OpenAccess journal @thePeerJ #

250 visitors to my 'VIRdb: a comprehensive database for interactive analysis of genes/proteins involved in the pathogenesis of vitiligo' article published in #OpenAccess journal @thePeerJ

It is hard to name new species! Even for bacteria! Debbie Brock valiantly guided this one to publication today in @thePeerJ #Ecology #EvolutionaryStudies #Microbiology #Taxonomy

Congrats to Danial! His article has been published today in @thePeerJ #Genomics #Taxonomy #Virology #InfectiousDiseases

Distribution of the acoustic occurrence of dolphins during the summers 2011 to 2015 in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico @thePeerJ