26 downloads
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Viewshed analysis is a GIS tool in standard use for more than two decades to perform numerous scientific and practical tasks. The reliability of the resulting viewshed model depends on the computational algorithm and the quality of the input digital surface model...

["Ecosystem Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4835
76 downloads
308 views

Soil salinization is one of the most common forms of land degradation. The detection and assessment of soil salinity is critical for the prevention of environmental deterioration especially in arid and semi-arid areas. This study introduced the fractional derivative...

["Soil Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4703
200 downloads
1,034 views

Land use and climate change are affecting the abundance and distribution of species. The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB) is a very diverse region due to geological history, geographic position, and climate. It is also one of the most disturbed regions in Mexico....

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4618
145 downloads
1,122 views

Pacific martens (Martes caurina humboldtensis) in coastal forests of Oregon and northern California in the United States are rare and geographically isolated, prompting a petition for listing under the Endangered Species Act. If listed, regulations have the potential...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4530
47 downloads
143 views

Knowledge of deep-sea species and their ecosystems is limited due to the inaccessibility of the areas and the prohibitive cost of conducting large-scale field studies. My graduate research has used predictive modeling methods to map hexactinellid sponge habitat...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26815v1
320 downloads
625 views

Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) is the vegetation cover in equilibrium with climate, that would exist at a given location non-impacted by human activities. PNV is useful for raising public awareness about land degradation and for estimating land potential. This...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26811v1
47 downloads
125 views

Here we demonstrate how to globally detect regions of high plankton diversity (the lower levels of the trophic chain) and also higher level consumers' diversity using satellite information of 'fluid dynamical niches' characterized by spatially and temporally different...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26795v1
50 downloads
132 views

As an island nation, the UK is surrounded by water, spanning from the coast and intertidal, to the circalittoral and deep-sea. Understanding the changing condition and resilience of marine biodiversity within these vastly different water masses is of key importance...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26784v1
64 downloads
150 views

A core objective of marine protected areas (MPA) is to conserve regions of high biodiversity. Establishing biodiversity baselines – e.g. local species richness and community structure – is necessary to monitor change within MPAs, but such knowledge is often lacking...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26748v1
91 downloads
831 views

Background Wetlands are highly productive systems that supply a host of ecosystem services and benefits. Nonetheless, wetlands have been drained and filled to provide sites for building houses and roads and for establishing farmland, with an estimated worldwide...

["Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4540
152 downloads
1,157 views

The degradation of subterranean habitats is believed to represent a serious threat for the conservation of obligate subterranean dwellers (troglobites), many of which are short-range endemics. However, while the factors influencing cave biodiversity remain largely...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4531
89 downloads
597 views

Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito, vector of Chikungunya, Dengue Fever and Zika viruses, has proven its hardy adaptability in expansion from its natural Asian, forest edge, tree hole habitat on the back of international trade transportation, re-establishing...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4474
394 downloads
643 views

Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26693v1
236 downloads
590 views

The demand for reproducibility of research is on the rise in disciplines concerned with data analysis and computational methods. In this work existing recommendations for reproducible research are reviewed and translated into criteria for assessing reproducibility...

["Science Policy","Computational Science","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26561v1
79 downloads
127 views

Background. The consequences of past or future climate change have been studied in many physical and biological systems, and their effects could change the ecology and spatial distribution of suitable areas for a wide variety of organisms. Methods. We analyzed...

["Biogeography","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26560v1

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