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Mountain goat survival and mortality during a period of increased puma abundance in the Black Hills, South Dakota https://t.co/2OhlO7xdEk @thePeerJ https://t.co/KjmKtdEXTz

Our new paper on ball moss for biomonitoring CO (and CO2) pollution in the Valley of Mexico, just got published in @thePeerJ! "Isotopic biomonitoring of anthropic carbon emissions in a megalopolis" https://t.co/WVQ4DBkwrh https://t.co/tASHOtATK5

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/Cp1q49izq3 #Ecology #EcosystemScience #MarineBiology #ClimateChangeBiology #SpatialandGeographicInformationScience

Otra importante contribución al conocimiento de la ictiofauna neotropical publicado hoy en @thePeerJ: Evolución tectónica de la Cordillera de los Andes y su efecto en la diversificación del género Pseudopimelodus: @ https://t.co/BxFtZPXXwy #Biogeography #FreshwaterBiology

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/8C1TtpUkYC #Biodiversity #ConservationBiology #Ecology #Forestry

A new chapter in our jellyfish benthic stages search published in @PeerJ! This paper by @ju_vbtv, @VanderveerHenkW and me documents first in situ find of polyps and podocysts of 2 common North Sea jellyfish species. Found hiding inside bivalve shells. https://t.co/qnoyCi7vUL 1/11 https://t.co/xWdrYSep2M

Ira Flatow on Science Friday: "Something’s in the Air—It’s Your Microbial Cloud"
http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/somethings-in-the-air-its-your-microbial-cloud/

NPR Video: "Your Very Special Microbial Cloud"
http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/your-very-special-microbial-cloud/

Scientific American Podcast: "We Emit Clouds of Microbes Wherever We Go "
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/we-emit-clouds-of-microbes-wherever-we-go/

The BBC: Everyone has a 'microbial cloud'
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34314065

The Washington Post: "You’re surrounded by a cloud of bacteria as unique as a fingerprint"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/09/22/youre-surrounded-by-a-cloud-of-bacteria-as-unique-as-a-fingerprint/

CBS News: "People emit a unique "microbial cloud" of bacteria, study finds"
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/people-emit-a-unique-microbial-cloud-of-bacteria-study-finds/

NPR: "Wherever You Go, Your Personal Cloud Of Microbes Follows"
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/22/441841735/wherever-you-go-your-personal-cloud-of-microbes-follows

Science: "You’re surrounded by your own personal cloud of microbes"
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/09/you-re-surrounded-your-own-personal-cloud-microbes

The Atlantic: "Your Microbe Aura Could Be as Distinctive as Your Fingerprint"
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/inside-the-germ-cloud/406591/

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/