Ecology

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A brief introduction to mixed effects modelling and multi-model inference in ecology
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Analyzing mixing systems using a new generation of Bayesian tracer mixing models
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Hierarchical generalized additive models in ecology: an introduction with mgcv
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Impact of polystyrene microplastics on Daphnia magna mortality and reproduction in relation to food availability
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A microbial survey of the International Space Station (ISS)
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Current state of knowledge on Wolbachia infection among Coleoptera: a systematic review
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Half-lives of PAHs and temporal microbiota changes in commonly used urban landscaping materials
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Uncovering the hidden players in Lepidoptera biology: the heritable microbial endosymbionts
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A taxonomically and geographically constrained information base limits non-native reptile and amphibian risk assessment: a systematic review
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Top-down and bottom-up controls on southern New England salt marsh crab populations
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Ecology
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Nick Galuszynski on a role ​— publishing another PhD article today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/5nlN8hmt3X. How do you conserve genetic diversity of plants in the hyperdiverse Cape (too many species, not enough funding/time/researchers to evaluate each one)? Use Centres of Endemisms

Site selection by geese in a suburban landscape https://t.co/9ppxpJwYWS @thePeerJ https://t.co/uMe062i6kx

Congratulations to Mizraim Olivares-Miranda for publishing today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/TvkMD2k7cy #ConservationBiology #MolecularBiology #Mycology #VeterinaryMedicine #Zoology

No Mow May article led by @IsraelDelToro has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/zXKOow2YFD #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 https://t.co/CZRpwMtu5a

Our coral restoration and rubble article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/mTpbdFoMdv #ConservationBiology #Ecology #MarineBiology #thisishowMISErolls https://t.co/SSjrM7sJ7S

Our new paper on the distribution of a number of whale species is out: https://t.co/4LgxRFebxn @ZooEntUP @InvasionScience @ResearchUP

A laboratory comparison of the interactions between three plastic mulch types and 38 active substances found in pesticides https://t.co/amAA0LmptS @thePeerJ

Nest-site selection and breeding success of passerines in the world’s southernmost forests https://t.co/yipKeZ23Zv @thePeerJ https://t.co/sVCbmJE093

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! https://t.co/XZW5pElqCI

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