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We examined the effectiveness of simulated underground utility cable markers in hiding infrared cameras along a roadway. Our study took place in the summer of 2014 and winter of 2015 as part of a survey to determine whether swift fox (Vulpes velox) were present...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26652v1
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Background. Several anatomical studies have concluded that green turtles (Chelonia mydas) possess the necessary anatomy for colour vision. Behavioural experiments were conducted with newly emerged hatchlings, testing their attraction towards light sources of different...

["Animal Behavior","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26642v1
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Invasive species management can be a victim of its own success when decades of effective control cause memories of past harm to fade and raise questions of whether programs should continue. Economic analysis can be used to assess the efficiency of investing in...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26617v1
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Understanding the habitat use of wildlife species is important for effective management. Nebraska has a variety of habitat types, with the majority being covered by rangeland and cropland. These habitat types likely influence the harvest of mule deer (Odocoileus...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26611v1
206 downloads
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Data on protected area (PA) management costs are essential for effective conservation planning and management. To be most useful, these data should be at high resolution, in terms of individual management units within PA systems and individual management actions....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26576v1
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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
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Glass sponge reefs, built by up to three species of dictyonine hexactinellid sponges, are hotspots of biodiversity that are unique to the waters of the Pacific continental shelf. Since 2012 we have surveyed the biological community on 21 sponge reefs from the Strait...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26495v1
69 downloads
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Biomonitoring is a common method to monitor environmental change in river ecosystems, a key advantage of biomonitoring over snap-shot physicochemical monitoring is that it provides a more stable, long-term. insight into change that is also effects-based. In New...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26479v1
119 downloads
651 views

Although water and sanitation are considered as a human right, about three out of ten people (2.1 billion) do not have access to safe drinking water. In 2016, 5.6 million students were enrolled in the 33.9% of Brazilian schools located in rural areas. Only 72%...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26475v1
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The gambling phenomenon is formed by the complex relationship between sources and receptors of ecological compensation among multiple stakeholders. This paper investigates the problem of payment amount gambling, and details a method to estimate the amount of ecological...

["Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26445v1
263 downloads
385 views

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
556 downloads
879 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
193 downloads
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Black corals (Antipatharians) play a crucial structural and ecological role on many mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs; reefs 30-150 m depth). In Mexico, black corals are harvested for the jewellery industry, which has historically led to populations depletion....

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3499v1
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This study estimated the economic value of the shark-diving industry in Semporna, the most popular diving destination of Malaysia, by surveying the expenditures of diving tourists and dive operators through the region. A willingness-to-pay survey was also used...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3481v1
78 downloads
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The Kaidu-Konqi River Basin was chosen as the study site in this paper in order to investigate suitable scales of natural and artificial oases with a specified water resource and water quantity planned by the local government. Combined with remote-sensing images...

["Agricultural Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3430v1
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