Peer-reviewed Articles

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Because of the environmental sensitivity of the Black Sea, as a semi-enclosed sea, any subsea oil spill can cause destructive impacts on the marine environment and beaches. Employing numerical modeling as a prediction tool is one of the most efficient methods to...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5448
144 downloads
577 views

Background Despite numerous tests of Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis (DNH) evidence for its support or rejection is still contradictory. We tested a DNH derived prediction stating that nonnative species (NNS) without native congeneric relatives (NCR) will spread...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5444
4 citations
175 downloads
670 views

Background Rapid urbanization in semi-arid regions necessitates greater cooling, humidifying, and shading services from urban trees, but maximizing these services requires an exact understanding of their association with forest characteristics and background street...

["Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5450
179 downloads
2,169 views

Background Spatial scale is important when studying ecological processes. The Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a large sexually dimorphic tetraonid that is endemic to the sagebrush biome of western North America. The impacts of oil and gas (OAG)...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5417
203 downloads
756 views

The distribution of biodiversity within the Amazon basin is often structured by sharp environmental boundaries, such as large rivers. The Amazon region is also characterized by subtle environmental clines, but how they might affect the distributions and abundance...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5424
1 citation
687 downloads
5,217 views

Ocean temperatures have been accelerating at an alarming rate mainly due to anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions. This has led to an increase in the severity and duration of coral bleaching events. Predicted projections for the state of reefs do not take into account...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5347
226 downloads
595 views

Background China has the largest lead–acid battery (LAB) industry and market around the world, and this situation causes unavoidable emissions of Pb and other pollutants. Methods On the basis of a field survey on a starting–lighting–ignition (SLI) LAB plant in...

["Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5238
1 citation
209 downloads
556 views

The use of microalgae in biotechnological processes has received much attention worldwide. This is primarily due to the fact that they are inexpensive to grow, requiring only sunlight and CO2, whilst lending themselves to a range of uses, such as to reduce CO2...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5295
1 citation
185 downloads
1,968 views

Industrial activities play a key role in the economic well-being of a country but they usually involve processes with a more or less profound environmental impact, including emission of pollutants. Among them, much attention has been given to airborne particulate...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5322
1 citation
106 downloads
541 views

In the context of future aquaculture intensification, a longitudinal ten-year evaluation of the current traditional rainbow trout production in Ireland was performed. Publically available and independent data obtained from local authorities were gathered and analysed....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5281
1 citation
148 downloads
606 views

With the increase in anthropogenic activities metal pollution is also increased and needs to be closely monitored. In this study honeybees were used as bioindicators to monitor metal pollution. Metal pollution in honeybees represents pollution present in air, water...

["Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5197
93 downloads
517 views

The antimicrobial additive triclosan has been used in personal care products widely across the globe for decades. Triclosan resistance has been noted among Vibrio spp., but reports have been anecdotal and the extent of phenotypic triclosan resistance across the...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Public Health","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5170
137 downloads
631 views

Background Plant-water relations have been of significant concern in forestry and ecology studies in recent years, yet studies investigating the annual differences in the characteristics of inter-class water consumption in trees are scarce. Methods We classified...

["Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5164
195 downloads
2,067 views

Streams and their surrounding riparian habitats are linked by reciprocal exchanges of insect prey essential to both aquatic and terrestrial consumers. Aquatic insects comprise a large proportion of total prey in riparian habitats and are opportunistically exploited...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5141
1 citation
116 downloads
1,697 views

Black corals (Antipatharians) are crucial structural and ecological components of many mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs; reefs 30–150 m depth). In Mexico, black corals are harvested for the jewellery industry, which has historically led to population depletion....

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5129

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