Ecology

Secondary Succession under invasive species (Pteridium aquilinum) conditions in a seasonal dry tropical forest in southeastern Mexico
Tatiana Tatarinova –– The issue of invasive species has global importance. Additionally, P. aquilinum has a wide distribution and can have detrimental effect on biodiversity, by hindering the establishment of native species.
Hierarchical generalized additive models in ecology: an introduction with mgcv
Andrew Gray –– A very useful article for researchers looking at using GAMs with clustered or longitudinal data, and one that, despite the title, will be valuable to those working both within and outside ecology.
From climate zone to microhabitat—environmental factors affecting the coastal distribution of tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in the south-eastern European biodiversity hotspot
Dezene Huber –– Great analysis of an often-threatened group of insects. More of this type of work is needed across many taxa.
Mahalanobis distances and ecological niche modelling: correcting a chi-squared probability error
Jason Blackburn –– This paper identifies an important mistake in a known method and clarifies the literature.
Exotic urban trees conserve similar natural enemy communities to native congeners but have fewer pests
Stephen Livesley –– This is a very well designed and communicated study looking at native and exotic urban tree species and the invertebrate communities they support with regards to their functional role in urban ecological processes
DNA metabarcoding allows non-invasive identification of arthropod prey provisioned to nestling Rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus)
Dezene Huber –– Really novel use of this emerging technology.
A data science challenge for converting airborne remote sensing data into ecological information
Alison Boyer –– This paper describes a rigorous comparison of multiple remote-sensing methods that have the potential to advance the application of remote sensing data to ecology.
Remote sensing tree classification with a multilayer perceptron
Alison Boyer –– Species classification in remote-sensing is an open problem and this paper advances the field by demonstrating the effectiveness of the MLP method in this particular case study. I expect other papers will follow on to test it in other ecosystems.
The nectar report: quantitative review of nectar sugar concentrations offered by bee visited flowers in agricultural and non-agricultural landscapes
Dezene Huber –– Considering the concern (and often reality) of global pollinator declines, it is interesting that the quality of nectar offering by wild and cultivated plants across a geographical range has not been much considered. This paper, as the authors point out, is a good first step in this direction and may help to set the trajectory for further studies.
Pollen metabarcoding reveals broad and species-specific resource use by urban bees
Stephen Livesley –– I think this is good contribution as it provides a simple demonstration and discussion of how pollen metabarcoding can assist in the study of certain ecological and practical issues.
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My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/b9nCvOgJVR #Biodiversity #Ecology #Entomology #NaturalResourceManagement

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My article of Little Egret tracking has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/IjWy9Xudur #AnimalBehavior #ConservationBiology #Ecology #EcosystemScience #Zoology #ardeid #littleegret

Adaptations to cursoriality and digit reduction in the forelimb of the African wild #dog (Lycaon pictus) https://t.co/uujYkRv6hU @thePeerJ https://t.co/AMh9h5OXcP

Seed germination and early seedling survival of the invasive species Prosopis juliflora (Fabaceae) depend on habitat and seed dispersal mode in the Caatinga dry forest https://t.co/jv45kkeXi7 @thePeerJ https://t.co/1o8uvWu1U0

Generalized Linear Models outperform commonly used canonical analysis in estimating spatial structure of presence/absence data https://t.co/osFLRpeZfI @thePeerJ https://t.co/PCeJegDFjk

Simulating highly disturbed vegetation distribution: the case of China’s Jing-Jin-Ji region https://t.co/lHoHN87gLr @thePeerJ https://t.co/0kzKaF9Bqv

Very interesting tale(?) of a male southern elephant seal found in Indiana https://t.co/dShAdJESAy via @thePeerJ I love the variety of potential implications.

Mayfly emergence production and body length response to hydrology in a tropical lowland stream https://t.co/NjEsbJkiTo @thePeerJ https://t.co/3tefelenEs