45 downloads
237 views

Across modified landscapes, anthropic factors can affect habitat selection by animals and consequently their abundance and distribution patterns. The study of the spatial structure of wild populations is crucial to gain knowledge on species’ response to habitat...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6367
76 downloads
190 views

Integrating new data with older reports on the behavior of small land-birds in the Galapagos archipelago reveal that geographic isolation of population together with behavioral segregation of populations produce a synergy that is more likely to produce speciation...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27512v1
35 downloads
385 views

Background Advances in wildlife tracking technology have allowed researchers to understand the spatial ecology of many terrestrial and aquatic animal species. Argos Doppler is a technology that is widely used for wildlife tracking owing to the small size and low...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6362
335 downloads
665 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
64 downloads
352 views

In Heterostegina depressa, the flagship species of laboratory investigations of larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) since the 70’s, the timing of reproduction, longevity and natural chamber building rates are still understudied. A recently developed method, the natural...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6096
115 downloads
660 views

Wild plant populations may harbour a myriad of unknown viruses. As the majority of research efforts have targeted economically important plant species, the diversity and prevalence of viruses in the wild has remained largely unknown. However, the recent shift towards...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Plant Science","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6140
391 downloads
631 views

The demand for exotic non-domesticated animals kept as pets in the United States of America (USA) is increasing the exportation rates of these species from their native ranges. Often, illegal harvesting of these species is used to boost captive-bred numbers and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6180
179 downloads
927 views

Birds found outside their typical range, or vagrants, have fascinated naturalists for decades. Despite broad interest in vagrancy, few attempts have been made to statistically examine the explanatory variables potentially responsible for the phenomenon. In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5881
46 downloads
316 views

Irruptions of small consumer populations, driven by pulsed resources, can lead to adverse effects including the decline of indigenous species or increased disease spread. Broad-scale pest management to combat such effects benefits from forecasting of irruptions...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6146
64 downloads
319 views

There is a gradual shift from representing a species’ genome by a single reference genome sequence to a pan-genome representation. Pan-genomes are the abstract representations of the genomes of all the strains that are present in the population or species. In this...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5963
81 downloads
117 views

The phenology, or timing of life history events, of organisms affects both ecological and evolutionary dynamics. Recent work has illustrated the effects of climate change on the phenology for many species. Changing selective pressures on phenology can have consequences...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27435v1
44 downloads
249 views

In the present study, we focus on the phylogeographic pattern, demographic history and morphological differentiation of Heleobia ascotanensis, a freshwater gastropod restricted to the Ascotán saltpan in the Chilean Altiplano. The current distribution of the species...

["Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5802
63 downloads
337 views

Introduction The zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi has currently become the most dominant form of infection in humans in Malaysia and is an emerging infectious disease in most Southeast Asian countries. The P41 is a merozoite surface protein belonging...

["Genetics","Parasitology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6141
116 downloads
340 views

Abstract Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are known to affect plants’ germination and seedling establishment in arid ecosystems, but their ecological role in more mesic climates is not so well-known. We tested the effects of moss-crusted versus uncrusted soils on...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27354v3
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

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