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@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

Observation Level Random Effects in Overdipsersed Binomial Mixed Models https://t.co/K8ZfBPtcoW via @thePeerJ

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

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Populations Crash! Article: https://t.co/CJisTzWtuT Journal: https://t.co/JMJdQ1Ou4P

CNN: 'Our living dinosaurs' There are far fewer African elephants than we thought, study shows
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/31/africa/great-elephant-census/

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

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