112 downloads
173 views

The United States Endangered Species Act is one of the strongest laws of any nation for preventing species extinction, but quantifying the Act’s effectiveness has proven difficult. To provide one measure of effectiveness, we identified listed species that have...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27471v2
161 downloads
273 views

Schneider’s dwarf caiman Paleosuchus trigonatus is one of the smallest living crocodilians. Due to its broad distribution, cryptic behavior, and small home range, the species is well suited for the study of phylogeographic patterns on a continental scale. Additionally,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6580
73 downloads
98 views

We report seven species of the genus Henricia Gray, 1840 that were found in Vostok Bay, and two species from adjacent area, known from museum collection or seen in underwater footage. while existing literature reported no confirmed species from this area. Most...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6585
32 downloads
63 views

An understanding of population adaptation and maintenance mechanisms under interference from large herbivores is lacking and is a major focus of ecological research. In the Eurasian steppe, which has been subjected to continuous interference from domesticated ungulates...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6654
59 downloads
203 views

Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) represent one of the most diverse groups of organisms on Earth; interactions with their host plants have been recognized to play a central role in their remarkable diversity, yet the exact mechanisms and factors still remain...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6625
274 downloads
394 views

Cities around the world have converged on structural and environmental characteristics that exert similar eco-evolutionary pressures on local communities. However, evaluating how urban biodiversity responds to urban intensification remains poorly understood because...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27472v2
57 downloads
132 views

Recent advancement of eDNA methods for surveying species in aquatic ecosystems has been used for various organisms and contributed to monitoring and conservation of species and environments. Amphibians are one of the promising taxa which could be monitored efficiently...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27601v1
49 downloads
119 views

The recovery of coral reefs on Krakatau Islands after the destructive eruption in 1883 has been reported in very limited study. Coral reefs began to grow on all islands in the Krakatau volcanic complex, including the highly active volcano island i.e. Anak Krakatau...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27594v1
2,014 downloads
3,065 views

Bryophyte Phylogeny Poster This educational poster presents an overview of the evolutionary relationships among nonvascular land plants based on broad consensus as of early 2019. The phylogenetic tree depicts the divisions, subclasses, orders, and families of "bryophytes",...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27571v2
41 downloads
91 views

Background: Climate change resulting in heat stress, is one of the most challenging environmental conditions affecting poultry. Studying thermotolerance is crucial in the prevention of heat stress in chickens because it may lead to the identification of genetic...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27589v1
145 downloads
177 views

Hippolyte shrimps exhibit abundant biological diversity and display great ecological significance in seaweed bed ecosystems. Dozens of Hippolyte specimens were collected from Hainan Island and the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea. Detailed examination indicates...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6605
286 downloads
1,041 views

Background In the light of the ongoing loss of species the knowledge about and the ability to identify species becomes increasingly important for effective monitoring and conservation measures. Learning about identifying biodiversity is a central task for future...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6581
124 downloads
204 views

Competitive interactions between corals and benthic algae are increasingly frequent on degrading coral reefs, but the processes and mechanisms surrounding the interactions, as well as the exacerbating effects of sediments trapped in turf algae, are poorly described....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6590
40 downloads
169 views

Background Solidago canadensis L. is an aggressive exotic plant species in China that has potential allelopathic effects on competing plant species. Effects of hormesis are frequently observed in studies of allelopathy; however, the mechanisms of such effects need...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6564
360 downloads
735 views

The Biodiversity Intactness Index measures the average abundance of wild species relative to that in pre-modern times. Recently BII was mapped at a global scale by Newbold et al and consequently has gained traction in policy circles. However, we have some concerns...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27575v1

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