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Remote sensing data provides unique information about the Earth’s surface that can be used to address ecological questions. Linking high-resolution remote sensing data to field-based ecological data requires methods to identify objects of interest directly on georeferenced...

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27182v1
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The proposed protocol is for a rapid evidence synthesis analysis into the use of livestock exclusion fencing as an on-farm intervention for improving water quality. The primary objectives are to assess the use of livestock exclusion fencing to improve water quality...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27179v1
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The general purpose of this paper is to build up on our understanding of the basic mathematical principles that underlie the emergence of synchronous biological rhythms, in particular, the circadian clock. To do so, we study the role that the coupling strength,...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26447v2
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Despite being closely related, dogs consistently perform worse than wolves in independent problem-solving tasks. These differences in problem-solving performance have been attributed to dogs’ greater reliance on humans, who are usually present when problem-solving...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26913v2
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Background: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulatory technique that has shown encouraging results regarding performance improvement of normal subjects in tests of executive functions. Moreover, when applied repeatedly in...

["Clinical Trials","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1610v2
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This is a protocol for a rapid review of the effectiveness of soil loosening to ameliorate compaction caused by cattle treading from dairy production on UK dairy farms. The review will synthesise relevant literature that explores the impacts that can be derived...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27180v1
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The note deals with the problem of measurement and variability, along the fluvial reaches of a hydrographic network, of the stream power, according to the original definition provided by Bagnold (1966) “The available power supply, or time rate of energy supply,...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27181v1
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The scarcity of free-standing water sources is a key determinant of animal and plant community structure in arid environments, and an understanding of the extent to which particular species use surface water is vital for modelling the effects of climate change...

["Ecology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3167v2
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Agricultural production in Minqin Oasis, China, is commonly categorized as intensive crop production (ICP), integrated crop-livestock production (ICLP), intensive livestock production (confined feeding) (IFLP), and extensive livestock production (grazing) (EGLP)....

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27178v1
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Genomic instability can manifest due to both chromosomal rearrangements and gain and loss of entire chromosomes. One mechanism by which a carcinogen acts is by increasing the rate of mitotic spindle defects during proliferation. These defects can lead to chromosomal...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27177v1
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Background. Mutations in C. elegans can produce visible and quantifiable defects in morphology, lifespan, and development. BRAP2/IMP (BRCA1-associated binding protein 2) has been characterized as an E3 ubiquitin ligase, a general cytoplasmic retention factor, a...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27176v1
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Human activities such as trade and transport have increased considerably in the last decades, greatly facilitating the introduction and spread of non-native species at a global level. In the Iberian Peninsula, Fundulus heteroclitus, a small euryhaline coastal fish...

["Biogeography","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27174v1
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The viability of DNA metabarcoding for assessment of freshwater macrozoobenthos has been demonstrated over the past years. It matured to a stage where it can be applied to monitoring at a large scale, keeping pace with increased high throughput sequencing (HTS)...

["Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3456v5
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Background. The time distribution of biological phenomena (phenology) is a subject of wide interest, but a general statistical distribution to describe and quantify its essential properties is lacking. Existing distributions are limiting, if not entirely inappropriate,...

["Mathematical Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27175v1
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Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies provide unique possibilities for the comprehensive assessment of the environmental diversity of bacteriophages. Several Bacillus bacteriophages have been isolated, but very few Bacillus megaterium bacteriophages have...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27171v1
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