Biodiversity and Conservation

The impact of leopards (Panthera pardus) on livestock losses and human injuries in a human-use landscape in Maharashtra, India
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– An excellent paper that documents the complex relationships between people, carnivores, and livestock.
Patterns of change in α and β taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity in the secondary succession of semi-natural grasslands in the Northern Apennines
Cajo ter Braak –– This is one of the first vegetation studies that examine succession from the both species composition and phylogenetic point of view, particular using species-based and Unifrac distance ordinations.
Get a grip—evolution of claw shape in relation to microhabitat use in intertidal arthropods (Acari, Oribatida)
Patricia Gandini –– This paper provide a detailed study on arthropods claws
Patterns of biodiversity response along a gradient of forest use in Eastern Amazonia, Brazil
Le Yu –– This study indicates that increased forest use intensity is likely to cause negative effects on the biodiversity in Eastern Amazon.
The role of rarity as a surrogate of marine fish species representation
Mark Costello –– The paper provides shows how to use rare species as the primary way to select protected areas which justified both practically and theoretically.
Obama chez moi! The invasion of metropolitan France by the land planarian Obama nungara (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae)
Tatiana Tatarinova –– An interesting approach to science resulting in novel discoveries.
Remarks on Mastigodiaptomus (Calanoida: Diaptomidae) from Mexico using integrative taxonomy, with a key of identification and three new species
Hugo Sarmento –– Many species of zooplankton from tropical regions have not been described with molecular marker genes. This study provides important data for aquatic ecology and taxonomy.
The Global Museum: natural history collections and the future of evolutionary science and public education
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– Finding ways to connect natural history museums is essential to advance biodiversity science.
Viability and management of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) population in the Endau Rompin landscape, Peninsular Malaysia
Beth Polidoro –– This article provides an updated and relatively novel statistically robust analyses of the Endangered Asian Elephant in Malaysia, which will be important for improving on the ground conservation efforts.
Population genetics of swamp eel in the Yangtze River: comparative analyses between mitochondrial and microsatellite data provide novel insights
Lee Rollins –– This article furthers our understanding of the population genetics of this species and, more widely, of protogynous species.
Biodiversity and Conservation

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Response of net primary productivity to grassland phenological changes in Xinjiang, China Read the full @PeerJLife article #ClimateChange #Biology #Spatial #Vegetation

Kim et al. @SNUnow reveal a new coral barnacle exclusively associated with the high latitude coral Alveopora japonica in the waters of southern Korea after DNA-based diversity assessment Read the full @PeerJLife article #Biodiversity #MarineBiology

Comparative transcriptome and histological analyses provide insights into the skin pigmentation in Minxian black fur sheep (Ovis aries) @thePeerJ

@AustinWatershed @texas_IB examined the probability of movement into subterranean habitat by a population of #endangered Barton Springs #salamanders Read the full @PeerJLife article #Conservation #AmphibianMovement

Garibian et al. @buffalostate present a revision of #Bosminopsis #deitersi (Crustacea: Cladocera) as an ancient species group Read the @PeerJLife article #Biodiversity #Biogeography #Zoology

Our new #openaccess paper is out! "#Evolutionary #genomics of endangered Hawaiian tree snails (Achatinellidae:Achatinellinae) for #conservation of adaptive capacity". @CTAHRNews @uhmanoa @uhm_eecb @NREM_UH @ZacForsman

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Happy Earth Day! Check out this rad paper: focus on evenness when making a pollinator garden to have the biggest impact @thePeerJ #ConservationBiology #Ecology #Entomology #Zoology

MercoPress: "Argentine flatworm and predator Obama nungara, has become a plague of French gardens"