Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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In this Perspective talk, I will explore how distributed ledger technology (DLT), often referred to as the Blockchain, can revolutionize the way we interact with data, can establish a network of trust amongst untrusting parties, and align incentives with sustainable...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26496v2
45 downloads
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Underwater noise pollution from ships is a chronic, global stressor impacting a wide range of marine species. Ambient ocean noise levels nearly doubled each decade from 1963-2007 in low-frequency bands attributed to shipping, inspiring a pledge from the International...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26525v1
284 downloads
455 views

We present survey questions useful for describing agricultural seed systems. The questions are designed so that they can be used for standardized comparisons among seed systems, addressing both networks for seed movement and networks for the communication of information...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Statistics","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2806v2
135 downloads
191 views

Private property makes up a large proportion of urban green space, which differs from public greenspace in ecologically important ways. While including private property in urban landscape research is necessary, ecologists are frequently unprepared to work on private...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26457v1
70 downloads
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An estimated two billion people worldwide currently suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, and almost one billion are calorie deficient. Providing adequate nutrition is a growing global challenge. Seafood is one of the most important sources of both protein and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Global Health","Nutrition","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26442v1
90 downloads
256 views

Background. Wellbeing issues are increasingly incorporated within conservation biology and environmental sciences, both in academic research and in applied policies such as the global sustainable development plans. The role of landscape on human wellbeing has been...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.6570v2
63 downloads
141 views

Anthropogenic landscapes provide opportunities for ecologists to deliberately and intentionally design urban food webs. Ecologists working as full, collaborative partners with designers can construct functional food webs for urban environments that benefit society....

["Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3375v1
122 downloads
600 views

Fisheries sciences and management involve complex problems not easily addressed by a single set of stakeholders or methodologies from one discipline; accordingly, the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN) was initiated to increase fisheries research capacity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2291v2
51 downloads
228 views

Plant materials have long been utilized for human use because of their wide range of physical properties and incredible mechanical efficiency as eco-friendly structures. One example of their use today is the practice of using the sturdy leaves of Pandanus tectorius...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2732v1
149 downloads
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Mo’orea’s reefs have rebounded from environmental disturbance throughout the years largely due to herbivorous fish that deter damaging algal blooms. This resilience suggests herbivorous fishes act as a keystone species in the coral reef ecosystem, and the greater...

["Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2657v1
29 downloads
161 views

Disturbance events can often create an environment that allows invasive species to colonize, particularly on susceptible island ecosystems. An increasingly common form are anthropogenic disturbances, which are caused by human interactions with the environment....

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2649v1
231 downloads
819 views

Foxes are timid yet resourceful animals that are integrated into many urban environments. Because they are elusive, collecting information about the number of urban foxes, their diet and spatial distribution, their interactions with the ecological community in...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2623v1
45 downloads
386 views

Urban habitats are characterized by a number of unique environmental variables, including modified vegetative structure, fragmentation, small patch size, invasive species, and higher levels of anthropogenic noise. Many songbird species are found less frequently...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2387v1
1,442 downloads
286 views

Urban agriculture (UA) is increasingly proposed as an environmentally friendly answer to global challenges including urbanization, public health, food security and climate change. We provide an overview of present evidence of ecosystem services delivered by UA...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Public Health","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2286v1
104 downloads
337 views

We used 116-years of floral and faunal records from Mandarte Island, British Columbia, Canada, to estimate the indirect effects of humans on plant communities via their effects on the population size of a surface-nesting, colonial seabird, the Glaucous-winged gull...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1787v1
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