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Changing trend in coastal ecosystem can be quantified by performing time series analysis. Time series analysis performed using long term remote sensing data will help us to identify the dynamic changes happening in the coastal ecosystem and its surrounding regions....

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27448v1
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Soil salinization is the primary obstacle to the sustainable development of agriculture and eco-environment in arid regions. The accurate inversion of the major water-soluble salt ions in the soil using visible-near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectroscopy technique can...

["Soil Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27447v1
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have proven to be an integral tool in the conservation and management of cetaceans. Many applications have adopted a two-step approach where a detection function is estimated using conventional distance sampling in the first step...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27424v1
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Governments around the world rely on environmental impact assessment (EIA) to provide rigorous analyses and an accurate appraisal of the risks and benefits of development. But how rigorous are the analyses conducted in EIAs, and how do they compare across nations?...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27409v1
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The aim of this research was to study seagrass classification by using aerial photography with Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index (VARI) in the Kung Krabaen Bay, Chanthaburi, Thailand, which covers an area of 5.59 km2 and has an average depth of 2.5 m in the...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27407v1
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Enlarging protected areas (PAs) network is critical to ensure the long-term viability of Asian elephants from habitat fragmentation and loss. While challenges are raised in the strictly government-managed policy of PAs networks due to the difficulties in persuading...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27397v1
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Background. Metagenomics studies have reported on the complexity of microbiomes associated with seagrass and can provide critical insights into the sustainable use and conservation of seagrasses. Recent conservation activities in Kenya focused mainly on coral reefs...

["Bioinformatics","Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27387v1
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Lionfish (Pterois volitans / miles) are an invasive species in the Western Atlantic and the Caribbean. Improving management of invasive lionfish populations requires accurate total biomass estimates, which depend on accurate estimates of allometric growth. Sedentary...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27360v1
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Publications in reputed peer reviewed journals are often looked upon as tenets on which future scientific thought is built. Sometimes published information can be flawed and errors in published research should be expediently reported, preferably by a peer review...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ethical Issues","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27349v1
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Anthropogenic environmental changes coupled with rapid population growth are altering the Earth’s biota at an unprecedented rate, posing an alarming threat to the long-term persistence of many species of both animals and plants. The Philippine archipelago includes...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27169v2
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The 21st century will undeniably represent a major turn in the development of human societies, as Earth’s limiting resources can no longer support the current pace of material consumption (supplemental file S1). In this context, Ripple et al. (2017) identified...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ethical Issues","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27276v1
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Sustainability indicators are an important management tool used to realize and sustain the desired state of coastal zones. They simplify, quantify, analyze, and communicate the complexity of coastal zones. However, because of such simplification, indicator selection...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27240v1
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Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) is a new, landscape-scale national monument jointly administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in southeastern Utah as part of the National Conservation Lands system. As initially designated, BENM encompasses...

["Paleontology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3442v2
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The edible seaweed Caulerpa lentillifera, a powerful natural food source that is rich in protein, minerals, dietary fibers, vitamins, saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids, has been mass cultured in some Asian countries and has been the focus of researchers...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27231v1
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This paper summarizes the current state-of-the-art in geomorphometry and describes the innovations that are close at hand and will be required to push digital terrain modeling forward in the future. These innovations will draw on concepts and methods from computer...

["Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27197v1
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