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A biosurvey was conducted in Samendu Lake and its surrounding wetlands of Eastern Himalayan Hill region of Mirik in Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. In the study, endemic and locally rare bird species Zapornia bicolor (Walden, 1872) was studied with point transect...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.925v3
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Extreme climatic events, including heat waves (HWs) and severe storms, influence the structure of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Despite growing consensus that anthropogenic climate change will increase the frequency, duration and magnitude of extreme events,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.863
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Overgrazing is considered one of the key disturbance factors that results in alpine grassland degradation in Tibet. Grazing exclusion by fencing has been widely used as an approach to restore degraded grassland s in Tibet since 2004. Is the grazing exclusion management...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.931v1
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The increasing availability of phylogenetic information facilitates the use of evolutionary methods in community ecology to reveal the importance of evolution in the species assembly process. However, while several methods have been applied to a wide range of communities...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.927v1
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We developed a new global turtle matrix using morphological characters to test the age of the turtle crown and to assess the origin and phylogeny of various controversial clades along the turtle stem and within Pan-Cryptodira.We significantly increased both character...

["Biodiversity","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.926v1
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.860
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The mandibles of caridean shrimps have been widely studied in the taxonomy and functional biology of the group. Within the Palaemonoidea the mandibles reach a high level of structural diversity reflecting the diverse lifestyles within the superfamily. However,...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.846
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The use of functional traits to explain how biodiversity affects ecosystem functioning has attracted intense interest, yet few studies have a priori manipulated functional diversity, especially in multitrophic communities. Here, we manipulated multivariate functional...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.540v2
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Here we investigate relationships between NDVI, Biomass, and Leaf Area Index (LAI) for six key plant species near Barrow, Alaska. We explore how key plant species differ in biomass, leaf area index (LAI) and how can vegetation spectral indices be used to estimate...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.913v1
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Dispersal capacity plays a fundamental role in riverine benthic invertebrates’ colonization of new habitats that emerge following flash floods or restoration. However, an appropriate measure of dispersal capacity for benthic invertebrates is still lacking. Dispersal...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.911v1
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Aboveground production in terrestrial plant communities is commonly expressed in amount of carbon, or biomass, per unit surface. Alternatively, expressing production per unit volume allows the comparison of communities by their fundamental capacities in packing...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.849
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Despite the long debate of whether or not multiple mating benefits the offspring, studies still show contradicting results. Multiple mating takes time and energy. Thus, if females fertilize their eggs with a single mating, why to mate more than once? We investigated...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.901v1
180 downloads
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.741v2
121 downloads
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In ecology, expert knowledge on habitat characteristics is often used to define sampling units such as study sites. Ecologists are especially prone to such approaches when prior sampling frames are not accessible. Here we ask to what extent can different approaches...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.815
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Background. Neochelys franzeni (Schelich, 1993) is the only pleurodire or side-necked turtle from the middle Eocene, Messel Pit (the first UNESCO, World Natural Heritage Site in Germany, since 1995). The original description of the species is based on two specimens...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.874v1

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