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Excited to see my first ever first-author paper and the first chapter of my dissertation out now in @ISMEJournal!

We did an exhaustive review/synthesis of what is known about the effects of community context on bacteria-phage ecology and evolution (spoiler: not much)

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If you want a little more detail than a Twitter thread, you can check out a 'behind-the-paper' blog post we wrote here: naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/posts/in-bacte…

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There has been a long history of studying bacteria and their viral symbionts, #bacteriophages. In #ecology and #evolution, they've been workhorse systems for studying host-parasite interactions for many years (3/n)
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2019: "a person's average micro-plastic consumption is between 70,000-121,000 particles per yr & rising for those who drank bottled water closer to 100,000."

Imagine plastic inhalation/consumption for those wearing #masks for past yr. #VirtueSignalling

scmp.com/news/china/sci…
"Disposable face masks (single use masks) are produced from polymers such as #polypropylene, #polyurethane, #polyacrylonitrile, #polystyrene, #polycarbonate, #polyethylene, or #polyester (Potluri and Needham, 2005)."

They shed. Plastic is inhaled/ingested. By adults & #children.
"This new emergence of #facemasks as environmental litter both in the terrestrial & aquatic environment is a piece of evidence that the global pandemic has not in any way reduced the challenge of increasing #plastic #pollution in the environment."

#Biodiversity #Ecology
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Today, on #TheMisplacedMenagerie -

We report the exotic (for #India) apple #snail, #Pomacea diffusa, also known as the spike topped apple snail, from the #Mumbai region, as part of our ongoing studies on #urbanwildlife, and the #ecology of introduced species, in #India, Mumbai.
The study was officially published in the 'ELA Journal of Forestry and Wildlife' - a peer reviewed #science journal, which is also the official journal of the #Maharashtra State #Forest Department.

Link to paper: researchgate.net/publication/35…

#sciencetwitter #TwitterNatureCommunity
Spiked Topped Apple Snails in #Mumbai (and other parts of #India) are the direct result of the #aquarium trade - either as accidental, or deliberate releases from home aquaria.

#InvasiveSpecies #sciencetwitter #ecology #naturalhistory #urbanwildlife
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Lately I have been talking to some students and friends about various places to look for academic positions. Because there is no ONE-FOR-ALL space to find opportunities, here is a thread summarizing the ones I know of 1/34 #AcademicTwitter #phdchat #phd #internationalPhD
Having said that, I must emphasize that this #database is skewed towards #Asians and #Indians (and other #internationals) to study in #EU #UK or #USA in general and is certainly not exhaustive. I have no info. on #NSF grants for example or grants within India. 2/34
Most importantly, I’m hoping this thread helps #colouredwomeninSTEM & #WomeninSTEM, please feel free to RT. And as a #biologist, I am more aware of databases in #ecology, #wildlife, #evolution and #conservation circles, feel free to add more and share. Let’s dive right in! 3/34
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On #InternationalWomensDay we'd like to pause and celebrate just a small slice of the enormous contributions to science women have made here at SFI.

Read the thread below for links to some of their own favorite research papers, and a few nominated by other SFI faculty members:
First off, these papers on #FoodWebs led by our VP for #Science, Jennifer Dunne:

[@royalsociety Proceedings B]
royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rs…

[@PLOSBiology]
doi.org/10.1371/journa…

...and this interview she did for @QuantaMagazine:
quantamagazine.org/with-food-webs…

#Ecology #Ecologist
Next, two papers on how humans navigate and process #information co-authored by SFI External Prof @DaniSBassett (@Penn):

[@NatureHumBehav]
nature.com/articles/s4156…
+ summary:
blog.seas.upenn.edu/studying-hunte…

[@nature]
nature.com/articles/s4156…
+ summary:
penntoday.upenn.edu/news/what-do-b…
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After an amazing response last week, I’m super excited to LAUNCH TODAY my FREE #SciComm #YouTube tutorial series for #Scientists & #researchers across disciplines on how to create your own #animated #videos for #Science #Communication. Pls SUBSCRIBE & RT! 5 videos to start! 1/7 Image
Video 1 - SciComm: #Animation training for Scientists - A brief introduction to this #tutorial series 2/7

Video 2 - SciComm: Animation basics in #aftereffects – Part 1 - setting up, basic shapes, strokes and colours 3/7

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/28/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/dai…
For the past three weeks, a group of Trump supporters and QAnon believers met online, swapped theories and eagerly awaited the conspiracy’s violent climax. I was listening in. This is what they sounded like.

nytimes.com/interactive/20…

#ConspiracyTheories #insurrection
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BLIND AND INCREMENTAL OR DIRECTED AND DISRUPTIVE? ON THE NATURE OF NOVEL VARIATION IN HUMAN CULTURAL EVOLUTION

alexmesoudi.com/files/papers/M…

#culture #evolution #variation #theory
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Annual WEF commences tomorrow w/ #DavosAgenda.

Key theme: rebuilding #trust - in order to obtain new social #contract - required for global #greatreset that will secure/serve ruling class & corporate power expansion.

Accounts to follow, followed by Klaus Schwab account:
The "new social contract" will be sold via the global rebranding of capitalism. #StakeholderCapitalism is the branded concept of a capitalism w/ #Purpose.

"CEOs [] are rightfully concerned about the increasing fragility [] & the threat to capitalism..." #BRT #Imperative21
[Accounts appear in order chosen by account admin.]

5th & 6th accounts followed: #GlobalShapers & Young Global Leaders. Youth are a key target demographic, to be shaped/molded for #GreatReset. Jan 2021: Global Shapers opens 444th hub in Morocco #Africa:

northafricapost.com/46816-wefs-glo…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/21/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/dai…
Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine - Articles

berthub.eu/articles/posts…

#RNA #dna #virus #vaccine #COVID19 #mRNA
Rogue antibodies could be driving severe COVID-19

nature.com/articles/d4158…

#rogue #antibodies
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"#Thermodynamics of Far-From-Equilibrium Systems, #Biochemistry, and #Life in a Warming World"

Today's SFI Virtual Seminar by Mark Ritchie of @SyracuseU

Streaming now – follow this thread for highlights.

facebook.com/santafeinstitu…

#Biology #Ecology #GlobalWarming
"If we look at the temperatures at which most biological #enzymes fall apart, it's upward of 50º — but most enzymatic activity fails well below that. What's causing this decline? The Standard Model doesn't account for this."

Mark Ritchie of @SyracuseU:
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Here's why #GlobalWarming is not just going to be "great for plants":

Thermodynamic constraints on living systems mean rising temperatures affect diffusion and transport of molecules across membranes, and too much heat messes with #photosynthesis.

Mark Ritchie of @SyracuseU: ImageImage
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Short article: "Lipid #nanoparticles are the fatty molecular envelopes that help strands of #mRNA — the genetic messenger for making #DNA code into proteins — evade the body's biological gatekeepers & reach their target cell..."

#nanotechnology

statnews.com/2020/12/01/how…
"#nanomaterials may have a wide range of effects... Experiments so far have also shown possible harmful effects on #invertebrates & #fish, including effects on behaviour, #reproduction & development."

ec.europa.eu/health/scienti…

#biodiversity #ecology
"There is less research to date on #soil systems and #terrestrial species, and it is not clear whether laboratory results relate to what may happen out in the real world." [source document, 2009]

ec.europa.eu/health/scienti…
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New preprint from me @PawarLab and @hjosullivan123 on fitting thermal performance curves in R. We created an R package to fit 24 different TPC model formulations. This is the R package I wished existed at the start of my PhD... bit.ly/2WoDc0x ImageImage
Models are fit using nonlinear least squares regression and instead of creating new pipelines, we harness the power of the #tidyverse to multiple models to multiple TPCs at same time. This makes our code more useable across workflows if you don't want to use the whole workflow...
The R package rTPC also contains helper functions such as get_start_vals() to estimate start parameters for a given model and calc_params() to calculate loads of parameters that are useful from a model fit... Image
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1/9 Shameful @AaronWherry & @CBCNews are falling prey to IDU, Harper & #QanonOToole, leading the rest of #CDNpoli astray with this blasphemous propaganda

The Somewheres & Anywheres is called

ECOLOGY OF ANIMAL MIGRATION & no dolt from Brexit invented it

cbc.ca/news/politics/…
2/9 Though @AaronWherry is usually a solid reporter, what's happened to @CBCNews editors that they've become an unwitting tool of far-right propaganda to delegitimize science & make a mockery of it?

Ecology of animals (& the human mammal) can't be rebranded by #CDNpoli radicals
3/9 From animals to tiny cells, all life is either stationary or migratory. This forms part of the basis of #ecology in all things & Harper, OToole, the IDU, nor Brexit can change that by bastardizing complex science to 'Somewheres & Anywheres'

@AaronWherry @CBCNews #CDNpoli
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the purpose of which is to establish a modern feudal oligarchy, in which the club of billionaires live in gross luxury, while the mass of the population is to be left in backwardness with sharply reduced living standards, lower life expectancies & reduced cognitive capabilities
man-made climate change advocates use pre-fixed computer models in which the desired result is determined in advance #climatechangeswindle
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Imagine a near future in which the fictional University of #Leonia announces a degree program in #DiscardStudies. In doing so, they help to establish this emerging field with a full #curriculum, dedicated faculty, and eager student population. 1/10 @DiscardStudies | #Discard2020 Image
At U of L, teaching discard studies is about more than talking #trash. This new program’s core trains students to use #SystemsThinking to critique #power as the structural force that renders material, people, and land as #waste in a globalized #ColonialCapitalist society. 2/10 Image
Treating objects and organisms as "#disposable" has consequences, but the root of this #WickedProblem runs deep below the surface. Traditional disciplines are insufficient for studying waste bc they focus on the details and fail to recognize the full picture (Brown, 2010). 3/10
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/22/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/dai…
Matt Blaze: A Cryptologic Mystery

mattblaze.org/blog/neinnines/

#cryptography #mystery
Researchers discover new molecules for tracking Parkinson's disease

phys.org/news/2020-09-m…

#disease #tracking #Parkinsons
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1/n: Today is the birth centenary of Hemedrakumar Prithviraj Gandhi (HP Gandhi) (20/09/1920-05/06/2008) - The father of Indian freshwater #diatomology. This thread details about his life and contribution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._Gan…
2/n: A globally celebrated diatomist / algologist and still unknown in India. He worked on #diatoms all his life. Diatoms are a group of algae responsible for 25 % of global O2 production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatom
3/n: Gandhi described 300+ new species of diatoms from Western India covering #Rajasthan, #Gujarat, #Maharashtra and #Karnataka. Maybe he is the ONLY INDIAN #botanist who described 100+ species? List of species by Gandhi: diatombase.org/aphia.php?p=ta…
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A recent study in @nature couldn't replicate drastic CO2 effects on coral reef #fish behaviour & empirically found no effect of #oceanacidification go.nature.com/3hK49UR

Our #metaanalysis of the past decade on this topic concurs ecoevorxiv.org/k9dby/

Breakdown thread👇
We demonstrate one of the most striking examples of the #DeclineEffect in #ecology to date, w/ reported effects of OA on fish behaviour all but disappearing over past decade

If you’ve never heard of the #DeclineEffect see: bit.ly/2EbZX2o
Qualitatively the number of studies reporting “strong” effects of #oceanacidification on fish behaviour have plummeted over time
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#ClimateCrisis Alert!
HUNDREDS of dead birds have been reported throughout the state of New Mexico over the past two weeks or so. Please read this thread and retweet! (1/9) #TeamBird #avian #ecology #conservation #migration #extinction
USFWS and NM Game & Fish have been alerted. We at NMSU are working closely with them and other local wildlife biologist to understand the cause of this mass mortality. (2/9)
We have been collecting dead birds (with appropriate permits) off the streets, on campus, at local golf courses, literally EVERYWHERE. (3/9)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/12/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/12/dai…
Biodiversity scientists must fight the creeping rise of extinction denial | Nature Ecology & Evolution

nature.com/articles/s4155…

#biodiversity #extinction #denial #ecology
COVID vaccine, treatment trials create monkey shortage for science

usatoday.com/story/news/hea…

#trials #COVID19 #vaccine #monkey #shortage #consequence
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/05/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/05/dai…
Tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia using genomics | Nature Communications

nature.com/articles/s4146…

#tracking #COVID19 #pandemic #Genomics
Why efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better | Psyche Ideas

psyche.co/ideas/why-effi…

#optimization #efficiency
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/04/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/09/04/dai…
Study blows 'greenhouse theory out of the water'

wnd.com/2017/07/study-…

#ClimateChange #greenhouse
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