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Species turnover reveals hidden effects of decreasing nitrogen deposition in mountain hay meadows (2019) PeerJ

Douglas Burns –– Roth et al. present results of an analysis of change in vascular plant community structure at 129 sites in Switzerland over a 15-year period (2003-17) during which atmosp... Read more

Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna
36 citations · 90,166 views · 4,848 downloads
Humans differ in their personal microbial cloud
105 citations · 52,147 views · 5,574 downloads
Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) reassure others in distress
32 citations · 46,117 views · 2,154 downloads
Continent-wide survey reveals massive decline in African savannah elephants
88 citations · 41,820 views · 4,973 downloads
A brief introduction to mixed effects modelling and multi-model inference in ecology
80 citations · 35,105 views · 8,364 downloads
Boxer crabs induce asexual reproduction of their associated sea anemones by splitting and intraspecific theft
2 citations · 39,342 views · 1,196 downloads
The effect of habitual and experimental antiperspirant and deodorant product use on the armpit microbiome
13 citations · 37,466 views · 1,913 downloads
Regenerative agriculture: merging farming and natural resource conservation profitably
13 citations · 33,964 views · 5,064 downloads
Leopard (Panthera pardus) status, distribution, and the research efforts across its range
60 citations · 27,763 views · 5,482 downloads
Changes in the timing of departure and arrival of Irish migrant waterbirds
4 citations · 29,887 views · 426 downloads

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It’s finally out! A Brief Introduction to Mixed Effects Modelling and Multi-Model Inference, published today in @thePeerJ #Ecology #EvolutionaryStudies #Statistics

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671 days ago
@alxndrt another bird family, corvids, are known for consolation ("contact directed by uninvolved bystanders toward others in distress"). besides corvids, this behavior is only known in the great apes, canines and

@ejame16 Not completely environmental, but this one had a high wow factor: tpersonal microbial cloud. PeerJ3:e1258

756 days ago
Boxer Crabs are the first known animals to stimulate another to reproduce. They host anemones like boxing gloves ...

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Populations Crash! Article: Journal:

@NHM_London ...and plenty to choose from in this great round-up of "ocean giants" by @DrCraigMc & co, ofc :) -

@realDonaldTrump What's really going down is the amount of leopard habitat. 63%-75% lost so far, and counting #scijack

Deutsche Welle: "When boxer crabs fight, anemones are the real winners"

CNN: 'Our living dinosaurs' There are far fewer African elephants than we thought, study shows

New York Times: Leopards Are More Vulnerable Than Believed, Study Finds

The Washington Post: "The stinky truth: Deodorant can change your body’s bacteria"

The Smithsonian: "You Produce a Microbial Cloud That Can Act Like an Invisible Fingerprint"

Coverage in National Geographic by Ed Yong

A Reassuring Trunk: Evidence of Consolation in Elephants