38 downloads
253 views

The co-occurrence of plant species is a fundamental aspect of plant ecology that contributes to understanding ecological processes, including the establishment of ecological communities and its applications in biological conservation. A priori algorithms can be...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6193
84 downloads
237 views

Bolt’s Farm is a Plio-Pleistocene fossil site located within the southwestern corner of the UNESCO Hominid Fossil Sites of South Africa World Heritage Site. The site is a complex of active caves and more than 20 palaeokarst deposits or pits, many of which were...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6202
66 downloads
409 views

Forested areas are increasing across Europe, driven by both reforestation programs and farmland abandonment. While tree planting remains the standard reforestation strategy, there is increased interest in spontaneous regeneration as a cost-effective method with...

["Computational Biology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6219
33 downloads
127 views

Background Seed germination is one of the earliest key events in the plant life cycle. The timing of transition from seed to seedling is an important developmental stage determining the survival of individuals that influences the status of populations and species....

["Plant Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6263
31 downloads
119 views

An international data science challenge, called National Ecological Observatory Network—National Institute of Standards and Technology data science evaluation, was set up in autumn 2017 with the goal to improve the use of remote sensing data in ecological applications....

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6227
37 downloads
305 views

Tropical landscapes are changing rapidly due to changes in land use and land management. Being able to predict and monitor land use change impacts on species for conservation or food security concerns requires the use of habitat quality metrics, that are consistent,...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6190
58 downloads
90 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
43 downloads
99 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
237 downloads
647 views

Recently, Caribbean coasts have experienced atypical massive arrivals of pelagic Sargassum with negative consequences both ecologically and economically. Based on deep learning techniques, this study proposes a novel algorithm for floating and accumulated pelagic...

["Computational Science","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27445v1
65 downloads
327 views

Climatic variables have been the main predictors employed in ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling, although biotic interactions are known to affect species’ spatial distributions via mechanisms such as predation, competition, and mutualism....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6052
226 downloads
221 views

We present an improvement of image classification for landslide mapping by “thresholding”, using topographic information to determine multiple thresholds. We devised a two-steps procedure for automatic classification into landslide or no landslide categories of...

["Computational Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27067v2
54 downloads
277 views

Agricultural areas are often surveyed using area frame sampling. Using non-updated area sampling frame causes significant non-sampling errors when land cover and usage changes between updates. To address this problem, a novel method is proposed to estimate non-sampling...

["Agricultural Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5824
101 downloads
390 views

Latest advances in topographic data acquisition techniques have greatly enhanced the possibility to analyse landscapes in order to understand the processes that shaped them. High-resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), such as LiDAR-derived ones, provide detailed...

["Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5903
1 citation
77 downloads
396 views

Background Urban forests help in mitigating carbon emissions; however, their associations with landscape patterns are unclear. Understanding the associations would help us to evaluate urban forest ecological services and favor urban forest management via landscape...

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5825
73 downloads
340 views

Background Population growth at all scales and rapid rates of urbanization, particularly in the global South, are placing increasing pressure on ecosystems and their ability to provide services essential for human well-being. The spatial consideration of threats...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5723

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