231 downloads
635 views

Using the term "Open data" has become a bit of a fashion, but using it without clear specifications is misleading i.e. it can be considered just an empty phrase. Probably even worse is the term "Open Science" — can science be NOT open at all? Are we reinventing...

["Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27127v2
35 downloads
209 views

Soil organic carbon (SOC) is an important soil property that has profound impact on soil quality and plant growth. With 140 soil samples collected from Ebinur Lake Wetland National Nature Reserve, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, this research evaluated...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5714
60 downloads
830 views

Deep-sea corals in Southern California are diverse and abundant but subject to multiple stressors, including bottom-contact fisheries using mobile and fixed gear. There is a need for more information on the distribution of these taxa in relation to the distribution...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5697
37 downloads
423 views

Background Biogeographers assess how species distributions and abundances affect the structure, function, and composition of ecosystems. Yet we face a major challenge: it is difficult to precisely map species across landscapes. Novel Earth observations could overcome...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5666
33 downloads
206 views

Mangrove degradation is a well-documented trend, but the spread of mangroves within the Siangshan Wetland in Hsinchu, Taiwan, runs contrary to that trend. The spread of mangroves changes the structure and functions of habitats for benthic organisms, causes infilling...

["Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5670
214 downloads
779 views

Background Maintaining and restoring connectivity between source populations is essential for the long term viability of wide-ranging species, many of which occur in landscapes that are under pressure to meet increasing infrastructure needs. Identifying barriers...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5587
93 downloads
194 views

Invertebrates make up 97-99% of biodiversity on Earth and contribute to multiple ecosystem services (ES) in both natural and human-dominated systems. One such service, biological control (BC) of herbivorous pests, is a core component of sustainable intensification...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27238v1
53 downloads
206 views

The hysteresis of the seasonal relationships between vegetation indices (VIs) and gross ecosystem production (GEP) results in differences between these relationships during vegetative and reproductive phases of plant development cycle and may limit their applicability...

["Agricultural Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5613
38 downloads
100 views

The volume and coverage of spatial data has increased dramatically in recent years, with Earth observation programmes producing dozens of GB of data on a daily basis. The term Big Spatial Data is now applied to data sets that impose real challenges to researchers...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27215v1
61 downloads
271 views

Background The leading cause of surface water impairment in United States’ rivers and streams is pathogen contamination. Although use of fecal indicators has reduced human health risk, current approaches to identify and reduce exposure can be improved. One important...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5610
35 downloads
101 views

This paper summarizes the current state-of-the-art in geomorphometry and describes the innovations that are close at hand and will be required to push digital terrain modeling forward in the future. These innovations will draw on concepts and methods from computer...

["Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27197v1
117 downloads
340 views

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
35 downloads
97 views

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
81 downloads
264 views

Grassland is one of the most represented, while at the same time, ecologically endangered, land cover categories in the European Union. In view of the global climate change, detecting its change is growing in importance from both an environmental and a socio-economic...

["Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5487
88 downloads
476 views

Shifts in the abundance of grasses and woody plants in drylands have occurred several times during the Holocene. However, our understanding of the rates and dynamics of this state-change in recent decades is limited to scattered studies conducted at disparate spatial...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5474

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