44 downloads
32 views

Lake trophic state classifications provide information about the condition of lentic ecosystems and are indicative of both ecosystem services (e.g., clean water, recreational opportunities, and aesthetics) and disservices (e.g., cyanobacteria blooms). The current...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27536v1
290 downloads
547 views

Detecting population declines is a critical task for conservation biology. The spatiotemporal variability of populations, along with logistical difficulties in population estimation, makes this task difficult. Here we call attention to a possible bias in estimates...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27507v1
35 downloads
205 views

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:10.7717/peerj.6310
43 downloads
180 views

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:10.7717/peerj.6118
67 downloads
96 views

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
51 downloads
110 views

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
1 citation
56 downloads
264 views

Background Insect-proof nets are commonly used in crop production and scientific research because of their environmental, economic, and agronomic benefits. However, insect-proof nets can unintentionally alter the microclimate inside the screenhouse and therefore...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6135
74 downloads
287 views

Orchids are generally regarded as plants with an insignificant invasive potential and so far only one species has proved to be harmful for native flora. However, previous studies on Epipactis helleborine and Arundina graminifolia indicate that the ecological aspects...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6107
53 downloads
277 views

In Iberian pig outdoor production, pigs are fed equilibrated diets until the final fattening period when grazing pigs consume mainly acorns from oak trees. Acorns are rich in energy but poor in crude protein where lysine is the first limiting amino acid (AA). Net...

["Agricultural Science","Nutrition","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6137
84 downloads
171 views

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
208 downloads
300 views

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
70 downloads
302 views

The effects of environmental and species structure on soil eukaryotic microbes inhabiting semi-arid mountains remain unclear. Furthermore, whether community assembly differs in a variety of soil habitat types, for example, artificial forest, artificial bush, farmland,...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6042
43 downloads
106 views

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
62 downloads
121 views

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
87 downloads
182 views

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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