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Metrichia is assigned to the Ochrotrichiinae, a group of almost exclusively Neotropical microcaddisflies. Metrichia comprises over 100 described species and, despite its diversity, only one species has been described from Brazil so far. In this paper, we provide...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2009
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Staurozoan classification is highly subjective, based on phylogeny-free inferences, and suborders, families, and genera are commonly defined by homoplasies. Additionally, many characters used in the taxonomy of the group have ontogenetic and intraspecific variation,...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1951
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Background. Background matching, as a camouflage strategy, is one of the most outstanding examples of adaptation, where little error or mismatch means high vulnerability to predation. It is assumed that the interplay of natural selection and adaptation are the...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2023v1
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Preserving species interactions should be a key desired outcome in restoration ecology. With progress in environmental DNA techniques and the dramatic reduction in the cost of high-throughput DNA sequencing, large amounts of information can be gathered on how species...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2020v1
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We analyzed the synchronous relationship between forest cover and species distribution to explain the contraction in the distribution range of the brown-eared pheasant (Crossoptilon mantchuricum) in China. We consulted ancient texts to determine this pheasant’s...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2018v1
7 downloads
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New Zealand has 23 exotic and more than 200 endemic earthworm species. Endemic earthworms disappeared quickly after vegetation clearance and land conversion to agriculture from the early C19th. Environmental changes associated with agronomic practices are believed...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Soil Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2017v1
53 downloads
299 views

Habitat structure influences the diversity and distribution of organisms, potentially affecting their response to disturbances by either affecting their ‘susceptibility’ or through the provision of resources that can mitigate impacts of disturbances. Chemical disturbances...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1985
73 downloads
297 views

Background: The recently proposed recircumscription of the genus Atraphaxis (incl. Atraphaxis section Ovczinnikovia O.V. Yurtseva ex. S. Tavakkoli and Polygonum sect. Spinescentia Boissier (=A. sect. Polygonoides S. Tavakkoli, Kaz. Osaloo & Mozaff.) makes this...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1977
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Grasping is one of a few adaptive mechanisms that, in conjunction with clinging, hooking, arm swinging, adhering, and flying, allowed for incursion into the arboreal eco-space. Little research has been done that addresses grasping as an enhanced manual ability...

["Biodiversity","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1978
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The coast of northern Chile has been sparsely studied in regards to its invertebrate fauna, with just a few works reviewing the distribution of local mollusks. This work presents a survey of the shallow water heterobranch sea slugs currently occurring around the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1963
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The Gidran is a native Hungarian horse breed that has approached extinction several times. Phylogenetic analysis of two mitochondrial markers (D-loop and cytochrome-b) was performed to determine the genetic characterization of the Gidran for the first time as well...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1894
4 downloads
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Background. Calomera littoralis is a Palearctic species, widely distributed in Europe; inhabiting predominantly its Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea coastlines. Methods. Its phylogeography on the Balkan Peninsula and on the north-western Black Sea coast was...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2010v1
160 downloads
1,424 views

Echinoderm population collapses, driven by disease outbreaks and climatic events, may be important drivers of population dynamics, ecological shifts and biodiversity. The northeast Pacific recently experienced a mass mortality of sea stars. In Howe Sound, British...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1980
34 downloads
71 views

Vineyards worldwide occupy over 7 million hectares and are typically virtual monocultures, with high and costly inputs of water and agro-chemicals. Understanding and enhancing ecosystem services can reduce inputs and their costs and help satisfy market demands...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1995v1
22 downloads
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In response to declining moose numbers in central British Columbia (BC), the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations initiated a five-year (December 2013–March 2018) provincially coordinated, moose-research project. The primary research objective...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1987v1

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