Environmental Science

Mobile learning in dentistry: usage habits, attitudes and perceptions of undergraduate students
Abhiram Maddi –– It may well be one of the first articles to address mobile based learning attitudes among dental students.
Rapid response to anthropogenic climate change by Thuja occidentalis: implications for past climate reconstructions and future climate predictions
Bruce Lieberman –– The paper deals with the various proxies that can be used to examine climate change, as well as the effects climate change has had and will have on extinct and extant floras. This paper will generate a lot of interest and debate and should be well cited in the sure to be extensive future literature on this very important topic.
Measuring the dispersion of rainfall using Bayesian confidence intervals for coefficient of variation of delta-lognormal distribution: a study from Thailand
Jianhua Xu –– Readers will be interested in this article
Geographic context affects the landscape change and fragmentation caused by wind energy facilities
Roger Jones –– It quantifies what we know qualitatively about siting wind farms, and will be of interest to researchers and industry
Herbivore corridors sustain genetic footprint in plant populations: a case for Spanish drove roads
Rodolfo Jaffé –– Important contribution highlighting the importance of herbivore corridors and mobile pastoralism for reducing inbreeding levels and facilitating long-distance dispersal in plants.
Evaluation of extracellular polymeric substances extracted from waste activated sludge as a renewable corrosion inhibitor
Ning Yan –– The application of EPS for anti-corrosion application is quite new.
Effect of insecticide formulation and adjuvant combination on agricultural spray drift
Todd Anderson –– Spray drift is an important issue currently. While most of the recent data has been for herbicides, it is good that insecticide drift is also being addressed.
Moderating factors influence the relative age effect in Australian cricket
Tim Doyle –– Understanding the young athlete is important to ensure we develop them appropriately, not just so they perform well, but so we ensure their longevity in sport by keeping them injury free.
Vehicle emission and atmospheric pollution in China: problems, progress, and prospects
Xinfeng Wang –– This review summarizes the impacts of vehicle emissions on air quality in China, the existing countermeasurers, and the future prospects, providings an important reference for control of air pollution caused by traffic sources in developing contries.
Combining UAV-based hyperspectral imagery and machine learning algorithms for soil moisture content monitoring
Timothy Scheibe –– Significant improvements in estimation of soil moisture distributions in space and time from remotely-sensed data can have a major impact on agricultural management. This application of machine learning demonstrates this level of improvement.
Environmental Science

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It is hard to name new species! Even for bacteria! Debbie Brock valiantly guided this one to publication today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/U3rrHn3Oou #Ecology #EvolutionaryStudies #Microbiology #Taxonomy

Our article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/TicLtr6MJQ #Biodiversity #Ecology #EcosystemScience #Entomology #Paleontology

Distribution of the acoustic occurrence of dolphins during the summers 2011 to 2015 in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico https://t.co/8GwDMaOcOT @thePeerJ https://t.co/fubMuXHUim

Impact of cost distance and habitat fragmentation on the daily path length of Rhinopithecus bieti https://t.co/8DFsGjqSNc @thePeerJ https://t.co/XTd9jqj6Wl

Non-parallel changes in songbird migration timing are not explained by changes in stopover duration https://t.co/w4aytJ1lDj @thePeerJ https://t.co/EmEpG0tzR6