Ecology

Using observation-level random effects to model overdispersion in count data in ecology and evolution
198 citations · 13,039 views · 3,356 downloads
Subsampled open-reference clustering creates consistent, comprehensive OTU definitions and scales to billions of sequences
157 citations · 16,587 views · 3,310 downloads
Swarm: robust and fast clustering method for amplicon-based studies
134 citations · 12,149 views · 1,741 downloads
Automatic large-scale classification of bird sounds is strongly improved by unsupervised feature learning
66 citations · 15,428 views · 2,259 downloads
De novo clustering methods outperform reference-based methods for assigning 16S rRNA gene sequences to operational taxonomic units
61 citations · 8,525 views · 1,632 downloads
Gooseneck barnacles (Lepas spp.) ingest microplastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre
58 citations · 9,117 views · 1,558 downloads
Humans differ in their personal microbial cloud
57 citations · 46,493 views · 5,087 downloads
Assessing insect responses to climate change: What are we testing for? Where should we be heading?
50 citations · 20,054 views · 2,192 downloads
Influence of coral and algal exudates on microbially mediated reef metabolism
39 citations · 4,049 views · 1,007 downloads
Significant changes in the skin microbiome mediated by the sport of roller derby
41 citations · 24,971 views · 2,418 downloads

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@juncostink https://t.co/Zu44v5F7oG "Significant changes in the skin microbiome mediated by the sport of roller derby" I thought you could appreciate this article!

@larcilah @HideInamine @TigrerosNatasha @slaubrie @kdhecology @bolkerb Sounds good! Looks like implementation is easy (just add another random effect and use poisson family), and here's a recent paper talking about the usefulness and limitations of this approach: https://t.co/VK1OBRdflw

Automatic large-scale classification of bird sounds is strongly improved by unsupervised feature learning https://t.co/IFJkE4qiAY - probably the way to go for #bioacoustic #monitoring

@ejame16 Not completely environmental, but this one had a high wow factor: tpersonal microbial cloud. PeerJ3:e1258 https://t.co/07alItIqpp

The Smithsonian: "You Produce a Microbial Cloud That Can Act Like an Invisible Fingerprint"
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/you-produce-microbial-cloud-can-act-invisible-fingerprint-180956698/

Software can decode bird songs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28358123

Interview with the first-named author
http://blog.peerj.com/post/82202736791/research-update-insects-and-climate-change

What roller derby can tell us about germs
http://healthland.time.com/2013/03/12/what-roller-derby-can-teach-us-about-our-germs/

An ecosystem of our own making could pose a threat
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-plastisphere-20131228,0,811701.story#axzz2pIyvBcjH