Ecology

Predicting Pinus monophylla forest cover in the Baja California Desert by remote sensing
Robert Winkler –– Use of remote sensing data to evaluate ecological/ biodiversity data that otherwise would be difficult to obtain.
Pollination implications of the diverse diet of tropical nectar-feeding bats roosting in an urban cave
Jenny Renaut –– The article is providing nice information and will rise interest for the people working in the field of pollinators and ecosystem services.
Large-scale assessment of commensalistic–mutualistic associations between African birds and herbivorous mammals using internet photos
Dezene Huber –– Interesting source of underlying data. May be applicable in other systems.
A comparative modeling study on non-climatic and climatic risk assessment on Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)
Lei Wang –– Using a GIS and a climate change simulation model, the article answer the important question: "whether the Asian Tiger Mosquito distribution is associated with the climate change".
In silico identification of off-target pesticidal dsRNA binding in honey bees (Apis mellifera)
Ilaria Negri –– The article deals with a new biotechnology with broad application in agriculture but with a potential risk for non target insects
A microbial survey of the International Space Station (ISS)
Joël Mossong –– This is an interesting article on the microbial contamination of an unusual habitat in space, the international space station.
Ecology
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Nectar robbing in the trainbearers (Lesbia, Trochilidae) https://t.co/vOT5ZI8PfS @thePeerJ https://t.co/NyhjdvI6WG

New paper published today in @thePeerJ: "Global expansion of COVID-19 pandemic is driven by population size and airport connections." The work was lead by @MarcoTPCoelho and developed in the Human Macroecology group from INCT-EECBio. https://t.co/aZsjSWcsyX

Larval longevity and competency patterns of Caribbean reef-building corals https://t.co/oKYKCoThYa @thePeerJ

Perils and pitfalls of mixed-effects regression models in biology https://t.co/1qIOsU8NeG

Keren Klass' new paper (OA) on forest fragment characteristics on black howlers' demography is out in @thePeerJ https://t.co/kvOKLd7tT0 #AnimalBehavior #ConservationBiology #Ecology #EnvironmentalImpacts #PopulationBiology

Sometimes it's hard to know who is who. Especially when they're cryptic, slimy, and tiny. My first peer-reviewed MS is out detailing VIE tagging in tadpoles! (*Spoiler* we even successfully tagged tads before transport!) @biobiiana @ggcostoya @thePeerJ https://t.co/HusDMW5l5R

check out our new article! congrats Matthieu Authier @thePeerJ https://t.co/YSQxOvadQj #ConservationBiology #MarineBiology #Statistics #PopulationBiology

Popular Science: "Scientists are trying to figure out which bacteria have colonized our space station"
https://www.popsci.com/ISS-microbiome

The space station is about as sanitary as your run-of-the-mill bachelor pad
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/space-station-is-chock-full-of-germs/

The International Space Station is super germy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/12/05/the-international-space-station-is-super-germy/

The International Space Station is swarming with bacteria
https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/the-international-space-station-is-swarming-with-bacteria

Just Like Home: Space Station Has Same Microbes As Your House
https://www.space.com/38980-space-station-bacteria-similar-human-homes-study.html

The ISS Bacterial Community Resembles What You'd Find in Your Home
https://www.seeker.com/space/the-iss-bacterial-community-resembles-what-youd-find-in-your-home

International Space Station colonised by mysterious bugs – including ‘alien’ bacteria
http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/05/international-space-station-colonised-mysterious-bugs-including-alien-bacteria-7134669/

'Diverse' bacteria found on International Space Station like that on Earth, scientists reveal
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-international-space-station-bacteria-found-earth-home-humans-study-iss-a8092756.html

The bacterial community on the International Space Station resembles homes
https://phys.org/news/2017-12-bacterial-international-space-station-resembles.html

BACTERIA IN SPACE: INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION HAS LOTS OF THE SAME MICROBES AS ANY OTHER HOME
http://www.newsweek.com/bacteria-space-international-space-station-has-same-microbes-any-other-home-735208