Biodiversity and Conservation

Population demography of Oldham’s leaf turtle (Cyclemys oldhamii) in protected and disturbed habitats in Thailand
Lisa Schwanz –– This article provides valuable information for conservation of Asian turtles
Performance of Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) and Circulation, Respiration, Abdomen, Motor, and Speech (CRAMS) score in trauma severity and in-hospital mortality prediction in multiple trauma patients: a comparison study
Gregory Gilbert –– This article compares trauma severity scoring methods with in-hospital mortality providing clinicians with evidence for decision making.
Analysis of genetic population structure and diversity in Mallotus oblongifolius using ISSR and SRAP markers
Jürg Bähler –– This genomic analysis of a Chinese shrub of medical interest provides also unique insights into the evolution and ecology of this species.
Expanding global commodities trade and consumption place the world’s primates at risk of extinction
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– It is an important paper that documents how commodities production and trade can influence biodiversity negatively.
Genetic assessment of three Fagaceae species in forest restoration trials
Patricia Gandini –– An interesting comparison of diversity between natural and restored patches in forest ecosystems with relevance for conservation and management
Returning a lost process by reintroducing a locally extinct digging marsupial
Leonardo Montagnani –– Studies of interactions between plants and geochemistry are common. Not so the study about animal interactions, and this specific marsupial can be an interesting source curiosity for many readers
Genetic variability and structure of the Olive Field Mouse: a sigmodontine rodent in a biodiversity hotspot of southern Chile
Rodolfo Jaffé –– An extensive assessment of genetic diversity and population structure of a wild mouse and an important contribution to the conservation of small mammals in Southern Chile.
Moderating factors influence the relative age effect in Australian cricket
Tim Doyle –– Understanding the young athlete is important to ensure we develop them appropriately, not just so they perform well, but so we ensure their longevity in sport by keeping them injury free.
Phylogeography of Dictyota fasciola and Dictyota mediterranea (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae): unexpected patterns on the Atlantic-Mediterranean marine transition and taxonomic implications
Joseph Gillespie –– Provides novel information on seaweed systematics.
Metabarcoding reveals a high diversity of woody host-associated Phytophthora spp. in soils at public gardens and amenity woodlands in Britain
Blanca Landa –– The manuscript has practical implications in terms of disease surveillance of Phytophthora spp. and other strategies to mitigate further Phytophthora impact and spread in highly-managed, publicly accessible wooded environments.
Biodiversity and Conservation

Section discussions

School health assessment tools: a systematic review of measurement in primary schools [PeerJ]

An article I handled as editor "Salivary proteome of a Neotropical primate: potential roles in host defense and oral food perception" was just published: #Anthropology #primatology #primates #proteomics

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ. Read it here: #Biodiversity #Biogeography #Taxonomy #Zoology #scicomm

Identification of key genes of human bone marrow stromal cells adipogenesis at an early stage @thePeerJ

Doing nothing and what it looks like: inactivity in fattening cattle

Very proud of our new paper on the microbial and chemical dynamics of a Florida #HAB! This paper exists because of the hard work of two summer REU students @GTSciences (Aquatic Chemical Biology). Their summer project turned into a wonderful data set. 1/n