Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Oxalis corniculata L. is a weed with a world-wide distribution and unknown origin. Though it belongs to a section of the genus from South America, the evidence that this species came from there is weak. Methods We reviewed the evidence for the origin...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6384
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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
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Background Geographical patterns of species diversity are one of the key topics in biogeography and ecology. The effects of biogeographical affinities on the elevational patterns of species diversity have attracted much attention recently, but the factors driving...

["Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6116
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Human activities such as trade and transport have increased considerably in the last decades, greatly facilitating the introduction and spread of non-native species at a global level. In the Iberian Peninsula, Fundulus heteroclitus, a small euryhaline coastal fish...

["Biogeography","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6155
291 downloads
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Background Ecological niche modeling is a set of analytical tools with applications in diverse disciplines, yet creating these models rigorously is now a challenging task. The calibration phase of these models is critical, but despite recent attempts at providing...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6281
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The Atlantic gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) presents an interesting case study of climate related dispersal and extinction. While (limited) fossil records confirm its presence in the Atlantic up until the 18th Century, its abundance and distribution within...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6381
111 downloads
549 views

Background The increasing human population and global intensification of agriculture have had a major impact on the world’s natural ecosystems and caused devastating effects on populations of mega-herbivores such as the African savanna elephants, through habitat...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Zoology","Nutrition","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6260
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Background Subtropical China is a global center of biodiversity and one of the most important refugia worldwide. Mountains play an important role in conserving the genetic resources of species. Liriodendron chinense is a Tertiary relict tree largely endemic to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6355
37 downloads
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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
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Climatic fluctuations during the Quaternary significantly affect many species in their intraspecific divergence and population structure across northwest China. In order to investigate the impact of climate change on herbaceous plants, we studied Panzerina lanata...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6264
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Macronycteris commersoni (Hipposideridae), a bat species endemic to Madagascar, is widespread across the island and utilizes a range of habitat types including open woodland, degraded habitats, and forested areas from sea level to 1,325 m. Despite being widely...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5866
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Astelia pumila (G.Forst.) Gaudich. (Asteliaceae, Asparagales) is a major element of West Patagonian cushion peat bog vegetation. With the aim to identify appropriate chloroplast markers for the use in a phylogeographic study, the complete chloroplast genomes of...

["Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6244
95 downloads
453 views

Background The introduction of animal tracking technology has rapidly advanced our understanding of seabird foraging ecology. Tracking data is particularly powerful when combined with oceanographic information derived from satellite remote sensing, allowing insights...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6261
106 downloads
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Vitex rotundifolia is an important coastal and medicinal plant, and is recorded in the List of the Important Wild Plants for Conservation in China and Japan. However, an effective conservation strategy is lacking. In the present study, the genetic diversity and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6194
132 downloads
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The relationships among the morphoclimatic domains of South America have been a major biogeographical issue of recent years. Palynological, geological and phytogeographical data suggest that the Amazon Forest and the Atlantic Forest were connected during part of...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6208

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