Biodiversity and Conservation

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Exact integer linear programming solvers outperform simulated annealing for solving conservation planning problems
Alison Boyer –– This study demonstrates the performance advantages of a new spatial conservation planning approach as compared to the current industry leader Marxan.
A new nematode species, Chromadorina tangaroa sp. nov. (Chromadorida: Chromadoridae) from the hull of a research vessel, New Zealand
Mark Costello –– Another new species discovered and one which may be cosmopolitan because it may be distributed on the hulls of ships.
Adaptations of data mining methodologies: a systematic literature review
Sebastian Ventura –– An interesting introduction to the topic. Of interest of people involved in the use and development of data mining algorithms.
Adaptive divergence for rapid adversarial optimization
Charles Elkan –– Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are an exciting development in machine learning, but it is hard to make them work in practice, and they can require a lot of training data. This research is a significant step towards making GANs more usable.
A low caffeine dose improves maximal strength, but not relative muscular endurance in either heavier-or lighter-loads, or perceptions of effort or discomfort at task failure in females
Amador García-Ramos –– This article is important because it examined the effects of caffeine on a number of variables in a sample of women which is more rarely examined in the scientific literature.
Phylogenetic relationships in the southern African genus Drosanthemum (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae)
Gabriele Casazza –– It clarifies phylogenetic relationship in a interesting and complex group
Origin identification of migratory pests (European Starling) using geochemical fingerprinting
Jason Blackburn –– This paper does a nice job of applying trace element work and may impact management decision making.
Molecular clocks, biogeography and species diversity in Herichthys with evaluation of the role of Punta del Morro as a vicariant brake along the Mexican Transition Zone in the context of local and global time frame of cichlid diversification
Tomas Hrbek –– A very thorough and well carried out biogeographic analysis of Middle American cichlids that challenges a standing biogeographical paradigm.
A new species of Cenopalpus Pritchard & Baker (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Japan, with ontogeny of chaetotaxy and a key to the world species
Patricia Gandini –– A New species description
Transcriptome for the breast muscle of Jinghai yellow chicken at early growth stages
Mohammed Gagaoua –– The first study that investigated the transcriptome for the breast muscle of Jinghai yellow chicken at early growth stages
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Кто проживает в горах океана? Astrolirus patricki – семирукие морские звезды, обнаруженные на подводных горах Тихого океана в компании губок, на которые иногда даже по трое забираются. Новый вид назван, конечно же, в честь Патрика, дружочка Спанч Боба.

Exact integer linear programming solvers outperform simulated annealing for solving conservation planning problems https://t.co/evOIQae7lI @thePeerJ https://t.co/3nEu1FQJU7

Parra-Olea et al. (https://t.co/BAy3WfR9lk). Partial revision of the genus, phylogenetic hypothesis, and five new species of the Mexican plethodontid salamander genus Chiropterotriton (C. casasi, C. ceronorum, C. melipona, C. perotensis, C. totonacus) https://t.co/8Sok4icU41 https://t.co/Y6Byib66zG