Ecology

What’s for dinner? Diet and potential trophic impact of an invasive anuran Hoplobatrachus tigerinus on the Andaman archipelago
Ben Colman –– This work represents a rare glimpse into the relatively early stages of an anuran invasion. It lays out foundational knowledge on the direct and indirect consequences of the invasion on other anurans by delineating the diet of both the invader and native anurans across multiple habitats.
Can secondary contact following range expansion be distinguished from barriers to gene flow?
Tomas Hrbek –– An important contribution to distinguishing secondary contact from differentiation along a cline / parapatric differentiation.
Different environmental gradients affect different measures of snake β-diversity in the Amazon rainforests
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– A good study that advances the knowledge of local biodiversity patterns in the Amazon.
Lessepsian migration and parasitism: richness, prevalence and intensity of parasites in the invasive fish Sphyraena chrysotaenia compared to its native congener Sphyraena sphyraena in Tunisian coastal waters
Jean-Lou Justine –– A detailed work about parasites of invasive fish - very few similar works have been published.
Long-term effects of competition and environmental drivers on the growth of the endangered coral Mussismilia braziliensis (Verril, 1867)
Anastazia Banaszak –– There are few studies on species within turbid reef environments.
Soil and forest structure predicts large-scale patterns of occurrence and local abundance of a widespread Amazonian frog
Leonardo Montagnani –– I believe that the scientific question the authors are addressing is relevant. However, there are some problems with the sampling scheme.
Marine cyanolichens from different littoral zones are associated with distinct bacterial communities
Paolo Giordani –– Simply the first human glance to the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens
Experimental and molecular approximation to microbial niche: trophic interactions between oribatid mites and microfungi in an oligotrophic freshwater system
Konstantinos Kormas –– This is a very interesting paper, on a rather under-investigated subject.
Evidence of avian-mediated long distance dispersal in American tardigrades
Mark Costello –– Tardigrades are extraordinarily robust organisms but their biogeography is poorly known. It is likely they are widespread and dispersed passively in water, perhaps air, and on animals. This paper provides novel evidence of their dispersal by birds.
Seasonal dynamics of terrestrial vertebrate abundance between Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests
Matthew Wilson –– The inclusion of multiple Amazonian ecosystems is shown to be important for species conservation.
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On the spillover effect and optimal size of marine reserves for sustainable fishing yields https://t.co/P17PyFyvwm @thePeerJ https://t.co/iGqo2weKTs

30 days ago
Excited that the final version of our paper "Identifying mangrove-coral habitats in the Florida Keys" is now published in PeerJ! https://t.co/yOeBLQdVhQ #coral #mangrove #ecology cc @deepseadawn bc snazzy figures made using Esri base maps!

31 days ago
Genetic variations in Pakistan https://t.co/JBQ9Nq7qs4

Current and future trends in socio-economic, demographic and governance factors affecting global primate conservation https://t.co/SKsWEOACif @thePeerJ

キタサンショウウオを対象とした湿地帯での環境DNA研究の論文が出た #キタサンショウウオ #環境DNA https://t.co/tC6nHoC7S1

The antifungal activity of vapour phase of odourless thymol derivate https://t.co/thZ89HLQ4d @thePeerJ

35 days ago
Organic farming https://t.co/XIuCAywGcs via @thePeerJ

Satellite tracking reveals a new migration route of black-necked cranes (Grus nigricollis) in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau https://t.co/p6s0QkQ2Db @thePeerJ https://t.co/pPWHBVq6Gc