Ecology

Natural stable isotope ratios and fatty acid profiles of estuarine tidal flat nematodes reveal very limited niche overlap among co-occurring species
Jorge Curiel Yuste –– This study provides interesting evidences that could change our sometimes simplistic and vertical perception of how trophic webs function
Combined effects of water temperature, grazing snails and terrestrial herbivores on leaf decomposition in urban streams
Daniel von Schiller –– This experimental study shows the individual and interacting effects of key stressors on ecosystem functioning in urban streams, with relevant implications for stream management.
Bees may drive the reproduction of four sympatric cacti in a vanishing coastal mediterranean-type ecosystem
Alastair Culham –– This paper is a valuable evidence based study of pollination in a group of endangered cacti whose survival has been threatened by human activties.
Vegetation change in response to climate factors and human activities on the Mongolian Plateau
Cho-ying Huang –– A remote sensing study is valuable for dryland ecology and ecological modeling.
Rate and success of study replication in ecology and evolution
Todd Vision –– This brings quantitative evidence to bear on the policy debate about how much attention should be paid to replicability (rather than coming up with wholly new findings) in a field that has not previously received much scrutiny: ecology and evolution. As such, it will be of interest to practitioners in E&E (including editors and funders) as well as those working in metascience more generally.
Diet and wild ungulate preferences of wolves in northwestern Anatolia during winter
Dezene Huber –– I'm not a wildlife expert, but I would think that any study pertaining to large Palaearctic wildlife, particularly carnivores, is of substantial conservation concern. In addition, this paper addresses human-wildlife interactions in a Palaearctic context and so provides some information for further work in this area.
Pollen report: quantitative review of pollen crude protein concentrations offered by bee pollinated flowers in agricultural and non-agricultural landscapes
Sheila Colla –– This basic information on pollen composition will be of interest to ecologists, conservationists, industry and practitioners.
First report of cestode infection in the crustacean Artemia persimilis from Southern Chilean Patagonia and its relation with the Neotropical aquatic birds
Marta Sánchez –– This is the first study of cestode infection in the crustacean Artemia persimilis from Southern Chilean Patagonia. Both, Artemia and their cestode parasites are key ecological groups and while information exists on Eupean populations, there exist very few data in other part of the world. Artemia persimilis is particularly interesting because of its narrow distribution range in south America, compared with other Artemia species.
Taxonomic, biological and geographical traits of species in a coastal dune flora in the southeastern Cape Floristic Region: regional and global comparisons
Santiago Martín-Bravo –– This is a valuable contribution towards the comparative knowledge of Mediterranean climate ecosystems, and performs a multidisciplinary documentation and analysis of the flora of a highly biodiverse and endangered ecosystem in the Cape Floristic Region, therefore highlighting its biological features and advocating for its conservation.
Site specificity and attachment mode of Symcallio and Calliobothrium species (Cestoda: “Tetraphyllidea”) in smoothhound sharks of the genus Mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae)
Jean-Lou Justine –– Attachment to the host is a major problem faced by any parasite. This innovative paper provides new information about two cestodes of sharks with contrasting morphologies.
Ecology
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From Luzon, published today, possibly globally extinct already, Nepenthes maximoides in @thePeerJ https://t.co/vUkO3oYGjd #Biodiversity #ConservationBiology #PlantScience #Taxonomy @KewAfrica @KewScience @Kew_Asia

First report of lionfish prey from Western Florida waters as identified by DNA barcoding https://t.co/agSLwhlAWA @thePeerJ https://t.co/ST7iAeffjl

Here is our latest paper on molecular evolution in marine bacteria! Evolutionary history of DmdA https://t.co/lSfSFiGhs2 via @thePeerJ

Effect of nest age and habitat variables on nest survival in Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) in a fishpond habitat https://t.co/XUxVHR3G0Q @thePeerJ https://t.co/BfjqZxdjsJ

Our first paper on KEYLINK is finally out. Such a journey! So proud to be part of this large international effort lead by Gaby Deckmyn to develop a whole new soil model concept. With @OmarFWolf @olga_vinduskova @XavierDomene @JaenJuanjo and many others! https://t.co/xci2Or9NyY https://t.co/55yih1juO9

Identification of priority shorebird conservation areas in the Caribbean https://t.co/XL9h1o1VIF @thePeerJ https://t.co/Fz9tetcJrF