Peer-reviewed Articles

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Moist, high-altitude grasslands of eastern South African harbour rich avian diversity and endemism. This area is also threatened by increasingly intensive agriculture and land conversion for energy production. This conflict is particularly evident at Ingula, an...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6276
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59 views

Objective This study was performed to identify a reasonable cutoff age for defining older patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and to examine whether old age was related with increased colorectal cancer-specific death (CSD) and poor colorectal cancer-specific...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Geriatrics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6350
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Habitat loss or degradation due to land cover change is regarded as one of the main drivers of amphibian decline; therefore, it is imperative to assess the effects of land-cover change on this group of vertebrates. In this study, we analyze changes in alpha and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6390
43 downloads
360 views

The shifting baseline syndrome describes a gradual lowering of human cognitive baselines, as each generation accepts a lower standard of resource abundance or size as the new norm. There is strong empirical evidence of declining trends of abundance and body sizes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6395
33 downloads
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Coal resources play a strategic role in the long-term development of China. Large-scale mining has a considerable impact on the landscape, and it is a long-term heritage of industrialization unique to the Anthropocene. We investigated the macrozoobenthos and water...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6456
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Didymosphenia geminata is a diatom that can alter aquatic systems. Several investigations have shown as chemical, and hydraulic factors have a great influence on the proliferation of D. geminata, but the study of other microalgae that could be associated with it...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6481
68 downloads
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Background Metabolic syndrome (MeS), a constellation of metabolic adversities, and history of miscarriage make women at a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, molecular evidence indicating a link between the two phenotypes (history of miscarriage...

["Anthropology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6321
58 downloads
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The taxonomy of freshwater crabs requires a paradigm change in methodological approaches, particularly in investigations that use morphological techniques. The traditional morphometric approach (two-dimensional measurements) tends to be inappropriate for the identification...

["Mathematical Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6205
39 downloads
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The Ipubi and Romualdo Formations are Cretaceous units of the Araripe Basin (Santana Group). The first and most ancient was deposited in a lake environment, and some fossils were preserved in shales deposited under blackish conditions. The second was deposited...

["Paleontology","Soil Science","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6323
184 downloads
1,205 views

Building the Tree of Life (ToL) is a major challenge of modern biology, requiring advances in cyberinfrastructure, data collection, theory, and more. Here, we argue that phylogenomics stands to benefit by embracing the many heterogeneous genomic signals emerging...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6399
225 downloads
563 views

Four isolated sauropod axial elements from the Oxford Clay Formation (Callovian, Middle Jurassic) of Peterborough, UK, are described. Two associated posterior dorsal vertebrae show a dorsoventrally elongated centrum and short neural arch, and nutrient or pneumatic...

["Biodiversity","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6404
30 downloads
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Animate nouns are preferred for grammatical subjects, whereas inanimate nouns are preferred for grammatical objects. Animacy provides important semantic cues for sentence comprehension. However, how individuals’ ability to use this animacy cue changes with advancing...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6437
29 downloads
85 views

Chaetomorpha valida, dominant filamentous green algae, can be harmful to sea cucumber growth in aquaculture ponds of China. In order to understand the environmental factors affecting the growth of C. valida in sea cucumber aquaculture ecosystems, a combination...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6468
950 downloads
7,137 views

The extinct giant shark Otodus megalodon is the last member of the predatory megatoothed lineage and is reported from Neogene sediments from nearly all continents. The timing of the extinction of Otodus megalodon is thought to be Pliocene, although reports of Pleistocene...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6088
63 downloads
270 views

Background Conserving both biodiversity and ecosystem services is a major goal of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Hotspots for biodiversity in the Andes significantly overlap with areas with dense human populations that sustain their economy through agricultural...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6207

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