41 downloads
244 views

Cherax quadricarinatus has been widely translocated within Australia, and a number of self-sustaining feral populations have established, and persisted, in central-eastern Australia for over 20 years: however, the biology and ecology of feral populations remain...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Biosphere Interactions","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6351
67 downloads
345 views

The present research investigated the response of silver maple (Acer saccharinum L.) to salt treatment. The short- and long-term effects of NaCl and CaCl2 treatments on plant fitness characteristics (growth parameters, leaf chlorophyll content) and biochemical...

["Plant Science","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5958
365 downloads
534 views

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.3167v3
69 downloads
431 views

Snowfall is a global phenomenon highly integrated with hydrology and ecology. Forays into studying bioaerosols and their dependence on aeolian movement are largely constrained to either precipitation-independent analyses or in silico models. Though snowpack and...

["Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5961
105 downloads
280 views

In coastal marsh ecosystems, porewater salinity strongly affects vegetation distribution and productivity. To simulate marsh porewater salinity, an integrated, spatially explicit model was developed, accounting for tidal inundation, evaporation, and precipitation,...

["Biosphere Interactions","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5911
343 downloads
638 views

A productive biosphere and oxygenated atmosphere are defining features of Earth and are fundamentally linked. Here I argue that cellular metabolism imposes central constraints on the historical trajectories of biopsheric productivity and atmospheric oxygenation....

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27269v1
2 citations
88 downloads
395 views

Amphibian populations fluctuate naturally in size and range and large datasets are required to establish trends in species dynamics. To determine population trends for the endangered Suweon Treefrog (Dryophytes suweonensis), we conducted aural surveys in 2015,...

["Biodiversity","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Impacts","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5568
134 downloads
521 views

With the increase in anthropogenic activities metal pollution is also increased and needs to be closely monitored. In this study honeybees were used as bioindicators to monitor metal pollution. Metal pollution in honeybees represents pollution present in air, water...

["Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5197
400 downloads
2,421 views

Because the shapes and forms of many coral reefs resemble karst (erosion landforms created by dissolution of limestone), it is widely believed that those reefs have grown on karst foundations, and that Holocene growth perpetuates the underlying topography. However,...

["Computational Biology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.963v2
140 downloads
868 views

This study quantifies contributions of different food sources in the winter diet of the Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) in coastal waters of the Lithuanian Baltic Sea using non-lethal avian sampling. We highlight the application of stable sulphur isotope ratios...

["Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5128
206 downloads
772 views

Previous work on the US Atlantic coast has generally shown that coastal foredunes are dominated by two dune grass species, Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass) and Uniola paniculata (sea oats). From Virginia northward, A. breviligulata dominates, while...

["Biosphere Interactions","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4932
2 citations
156 downloads
785 views

Human influenced atmospheric reactive nitrogen (RN) is impacting ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO). Due to ROMO’s protected status as a Class 1 area, these changes are concerning, and improving our understanding of the contributions of different...

["Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4759
1 citation
213 downloads
1,012 views

Dispersal and environmental selection are two of the most important factors that govern the distributions of microbial communities in nature. While dispersal rates are often inferred by measuring the degree to which community similarity diminishes with increasing...

["Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4735
179 downloads
761 views

Resolving human–wildlife conflicts requires the assessment and implementation of appropriate technical measures that minimize negative impacts on socio-economic uses, including agriculture, and ensure the adequate protection of biological diversity. Rice paddies...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4518
1 citation
237 downloads
1,311 views

The Hawaiian Islands offer a unique opportunity to test how changes in the properties of an isolated ecosystem are propagated through the organisms that occur within that ecosystem. The age-structured arrangement of volcanic-derived substrates follows a regular...

["Biochemistry","Biogeography","Ecology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4527

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