Category Archives: Papers

New paper on the acoustic niche hypothesis and coquí frogs

Yesterday my new paper got published in PeerJ: Villanueva-Rivera LJ. (2014) Eleutherodactylus frogs show frequency but no temporal partitioning: implications for the acoustic niche hypothesis. PeerJ 2:e496 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.496 Although a good part of it was a chapter of my MS thesis, I recently added a … Continue reading

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Experimenting with preprints

The online journal PeerJ has introduced a new feature to biology that has a great potential: a preprint archive. This type of archive seems to be very popular in other fields, in particular arXiv for physics and math. Preprint archives serve … Continue reading

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A weak defense of the anti-GMO pig study

On recent days I got into an online discussion with an anti-GMO activist about the recent pig study that supposedly found that genetically modified soy and corn had a negative effect: Judy A. Carman, Howard R. Vlieger, Larry J. Ver … Continue reading

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Mendeley sells out; I’m moving to Zotero

“The empire acquires the rebel alliance.” – a very common response in Twitter with the news of Elsevier buying Mendeley. Yes, this is more on the side of poetic license than reality, but not by far. If you haven’t heard, … Continue reading

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PHD explains open access and why it is necessary

Check out this video that explains what open access is and why it is so necessary.     Narrated by Nick Shockey and Jonathan Eisen and illustrated by  Jorge Cham, the genius behind PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper).

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Will 2012 be the year of open science publishing?

The Research Works Act (HR 3699) seems to have launched a wave of criticism that may finally end the publishers unfair profit of science. This bill pretends to prohibit the federal government, which funds a lot of research, from forcing publishers to … Continue reading

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New paper on our software to manage sound archives

The paper describing our software Pumilio has just been published in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. Pumilio is a web-based sound archive and analysis tool. Pumilio was created out of necessity. Our lab was collecting a lot of sound data … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Landscape Ecology: Soundscape Ecology

The journal Landscape Ecology featured a special issue on Soundscape Ecology in their November 2011 number with Bryan C Pijanowski and Almo Farina as guest editors. The issue featured nine research articles with an editorial by the guest editors. The issue is … Continue reading

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New publications on Soundscape Ecology from our lab

As part of an upcoming Special Issue on Soundscape Ecology in the journal Landscape Ecology, our lab has some papers available already online. These papers range from an introduction to the area, an introduction to working with sounds and soundscapes, … Continue reading

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New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds

PRESS RELEASE WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with … Continue reading

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