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An emerging conceptual framework suggests that communities are composed of two main groups of species through time: core species that are temporally persistent, and transient species that are temporally intermittent. Core and transient species have been shown to...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.629v2
13 downloads
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Background. Phrynops present four valid species, including P. geoffroanus that might represents a complex of cryptic species. Here, we provide a preliminary analysis of the taxonomy and phylogenetic affinities within Phrynops, with special reference to the taxonomic...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.986v1
80 downloads
143 views

Background and Aims. This paper concludes our series of publications comparing island and mainland speciation in European butterfly-orchids, by studying the morphology, phylogenetics and reproductive biology of the controversial circum-arctic species Platanthera...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.894
55 downloads
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The American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana is invasive in the Mediterranean region where it has displaced native species (the sexual A. salina, and the clonal A. parthenogenetica) from many salt pond complexes. Artemia populations are parasitized by numerous...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.975v1
121 downloads
252 views

Despite the long debate of whether or not multiple mating benefits the offspring, studies still show contradictory 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:10.7717/peerj.880
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Sikkim is an Indian state with unique cultural and natural landscape. Being rich in bioresources, earlier biodiversity explorations have led to enumeration of varied flora and fauna. However, fungi being an important biodiversity component, and especially, the...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.953v1
35 downloads
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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
75 downloads
150 views

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
46 downloads
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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
82 downloads
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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
57 downloads
119 views

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
49 downloads
200 views

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
81 downloads
208 views

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
274 downloads
319 views

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
71 downloads
58 views

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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