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Section discussions

Nick Galuszynski on a role ​— publishing another PhD article today in @thePeerJ 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 @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!

Popular Science: "Scientists are trying to figure out which bacteria have colonized our space station"

The space station is about as sanitary as your run-of-the-mill bachelor pad

The International Space Station is super germy

The International Space Station is swarming with bacteria

Just Like Home: Space Station Has Same Microbes As Your House

The ISS Bacterial Community Resembles What You'd Find in Your Home

International Space Station colonised by mysterious bugs – including ‘alien’ bacteria

'Diverse' bacteria found on International Space Station like that on Earth, scientists reveal

The bacterial community on the International Space Station resembles homes