Editors' Picks

Role of reactive oxygen species and isoflavonoids in soybean resistance to the attack of the southern green stink bug
Carlos Alberto Zuniga-Gonzalez –– Dear colleagues thanks for your contributions and comments.
One becomes two: second species of the Euwallacea fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) species complex is established on two Hawaiian Islands
Juan J. Morrone –– Interesting article clarifying the taxonomic status of two economically important bark-beetle species.
Entomopathogenic fungi decrease Rhizoctonia disease in potato in field conditions
Hector Mora-Montes –– The study generated relevant data on the beneficial microorganisms-plant-pathogen interactions.
KEYLINK: towards a more integrative soil representation for inclusion in ecosystem scale models. I. review and model concept
Robert Björk –– Comprehensive review of soil biota and processes, which is useful for both the modelers and empirical scientist.
Generalized Linear Models outperform commonly used canonical analysis in estimating spatial structure of presence/absence data
Jason Blackburn –– This paper provides a look at an important topic - spatial structure in presence/absence data.
Range reduction of Oblong Rocksnail, Leptoxis compacta, shapes riverscape genetic patterns
Rodolfo Jaffé –– The paper employs RAD-sequencing to study a narrow-range endemic rocksnail and reveals that a range contraction has resulted in reduced species-wide genetic diversity with high population genetic diversity.
Using organic fertilizers to increase crop yield, economic growth, and soil quality in a temperate farmland
Gabriela Nardoto –– The experiment made in this manuscript clearly shows that the use of organic fertilizers can be effective on the crop yield, economic growth, and soil quality of a winter wheat-summer maize rotation system, bringing new advances in this important field related to food systems and food security issues.
Perils and pitfalls of mixed-effects regression models in biology
Robert Toonen –– This manuscript outlines several common pitfalls that can be avoided by researchers using mixed effect models to deal with difficult data sets, and promotes more informed statistical modelling.
Outstanding performance of an invasive alien tree Bischofia javanica relative to native tree species and implications for management of insular primary forests
Xugao Wang –– Only few studies were conducted to examine the effects of invasive alien tree species on insular native forests.
Habitat preferences rather than morphological traits affect the recovery process of Collembola (Arthropoda, Hexapoda) on a bare saline–alkaline land
Rodolfo Jaffé –– The study reveals that habitat preferences affect the recovery process of Collembola communities on a bare saline-alkaline land.

Section discussions

Site selection by geese in a suburban landscape @thePeerJ

Congratulations to Mizraim Olivares-Miranda for publishing today in @thePeerJ #ConservationBiology #MolecularBiology #Mycology #VeterinaryMedicine #Zoology

No Mow May article led by @IsraelDelToro has been published today in @thePeerJ #Biodiversity #ConservationBiology #Ecology #Entomology #CoupledNaturalandHumanSystems #NoMowMay @LawrenceUni

Ever wonder if birds caught by mist net vs. Potter trap differ? Former @QueensUBio MSc student Sara Burns (not on Twitter) & I measured lots of traits in chickadees caught by the 2 methods & found they're mostly, but not entirely, the same. #ornithology

Our coral restoration and rubble article has been published today in @thePeerJ #ConservationBiology #Ecology #MarineBiology #thisishowMISErolls

Our new paper on the distribution of a number of whale species is out: @ZooEntUP @InvasionScience @ResearchUP

A laboratory comparison of the interactions between three plastic mulch types and 38 active substances found in pesticides @thePeerJ

Nest-site selection and breeding success of passerines in the world’s southernmost forests @thePeerJ

Microbiome connectivity in coral reefs - new paper out with @rleonzay @Drew_Lab @MollyMcCargar where we show fish poop out more than just coral symbionts. We even see Epulopiscium go in and out of surgeonfish!

Our article has been published today in @thePeerJ #Biodiversity #ConservationBiology #Entomology #Zoology #FreshwaterBiology