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Documented fatalities of bats at wind turbines have raised serious concerns about the future impacts of increased wind power development on populations of migratory bat species. However, for most bat species we have no knowledge of the size of populations and their...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.983

Invasive species establish successfully in new habitats especially due to their generalist diet and release of natural enemies. However, native species may also adapt to use new elements in their ecosystem. The planarian Endeavouria septemlineata, first recorded...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1130v1
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Pristine conditions in transitional water ecosystems are characterized by the dominance of aquatic angiosperms. Aquatic plants consolidate bottoms, prevent erosion, support benthic and fish communities as nursery and food areas, and favour the bird presence. Hence,...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1124v1
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An unusual tetrapod tooth was discovered in the Late Triassic Chinle Formation of southeastern Utah. The tooth was originally thought to belong to Revueltosaurus but further investigations have rejected that hypothesis. In this paper we compare MNA V10668 to other...

["Biodiversity","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1110v1
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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 altered functional diversity, especially in multitrophic communities. Here, we manipulated multivariate functional...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.540v3
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Antagonistic interactions such as competition and predation shape the structure and dynamics of ecological communities. Their combined effects can affect the species richness within a particular trophic level. Despite theory linking the complementarity of interactions...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1100v1
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Effective monitoring programs for biodiversity are needed to assess trends in biodiversity and evaluate the consequences of management. This is particularly true for birds and faunas that occupy interior forest and other areas of low human population density, as...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.973
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Background. This report reviews data on taxonomic diversity and paleobiogeography of Late Cretaceous (K2) non-marine turtles of Asia accumulated since latest reviews in 2000s. K2 non-marine turtles of Asia are known from four main geographical areas: Middle Asia-Kazakhstan...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1087v1
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The Marchica lagoon is the single lagoon on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. Beside its ecological and socio-economic values, the lagoon is under pressure of a complex mixture of human-mediated stressors (urbanization, pollution, overfishing, tourism, etc.)....

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1082v1
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Seagrass meadows exist in most shallow, sheltered, soft-bottomed marine coastlines and estuaries throughout the world and rank among the most productive systems in the ocean. Zostera noltei Hornemann is a small seagrass largely widespread in intertidal areas of...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1076v1
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The seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadows are scarcely studied in the Albanian coast. Data presented in this work have been collected during an assessment of benthic communities of Sazani Island, Albania, in May 2013. The P. oceanica meadow has a limited distribution...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1073v1
44 downloads
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Herpetologists and conservation biologists frequently use convenient and cost-effective, but less accurate, abundance indices (e.g., number of individuals collected under artificial cover boards or during natural objects surveys) in lieu of more accurate, but costly...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.952
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Adaptation to pollinators is a key factor of diversification in angiosperms. The Caribbean sister genera Rhytidophyllum and Gesneria present an important diversification of floral characters. Most of their species can be divided in two major pollination syndromes....

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.861v2
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The occurrence of sexual reproduction and flowering synchronization of angiosperms has been widely studied and may be induced by external or internal cues. Although factors such as predator satiation and pollination efficiency may explain why synchronization can...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1061v1
48 downloads
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Local increases in sea level caused by global climate change pose a significant threat to the persistence of many coastal plant species through exacerbating inundation, flooding, and erosion. In addition to sea level rise (SLR), climate changes in the form of air...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.958

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