Another research project that I was collaborating on was also published- just this week! It is also open access and in PeerJ, because I had such a great experience with the review process (fast, high quality, and very detailed), that I thought my collaborators would enjoy the experience also. This project was led by my colleague Katie Stuble as a part of her dissertation research on how climate change and warming temperatures influence ant communities and their mutualisms: in this case seed-dispersing ants. The link for this paper is here: https://peerj.com/articles/286/
I even sent back revisions to a paper this week *fingers crossed* and am feeling a fair bit of excitement about the whole scientific process at the moment. Yay Science!
To celebrate the publications I went on a ten mile run up the steep hills of Snowdownia (this is the view from the top folks). Needless to say some celebratory hot cocoa was consumed upon finishing the run (photo unavailable as I can't coordinate a camera/phone and hot cocoa at the same time). Cheers!