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To assess whether demographic declines of Arctic species at the southern limit of their range will be gradual or punctuated, we compared large-scale environmental patterns including sea ice dynamics to ringed seal (Pusa hispida ) reproduction, body condition, recruitment,...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2309v1
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The fossil record of dinosaurs from the Early Cretaceous of eastern North America is scant, and only a few sediments to the east of the continent are fossiliferous. Among them is the Arundel Formation of the east coast of the United States, which has produced among...

["Biogeography","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2308v1
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We used 116 years of floral and faunal records from Mandarte Island, British Columbia, Canada, to estimate the indirect effects of humans on plant communities via their effects on the population size of a surface-nesting, colonial seabird, the Glaucous-winged gull...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2208
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The subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) comprises ten tribes, of which only Stachydeae and Synandreae include New World members. Previous studies have investigated the phylogenetic relationships among the members of Synandreae based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2220
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Developing a rigorous understanding of multiple global threats to species persistence requires the use of integrated modeling methods that capture processes which influence species distributions. Species distribution models (SDMs) coupled with population dynamics...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2204
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Background. The availability of environmental energy, as measured by temperature, is expected to limit the abundance and distribution of endotherms wintering at temperate latitudes. A prediction of this hypothesis is that birds should attain their highest abundances...

["Ecology","Biogeography","Zoology","Biodiversity"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2156
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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:10.7717/peerj.2128
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The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. This impacts Arctic species both directly, through increased temperatures, and indirectly, through structural changes in their habitats. Species are expected to exhibit idiosyncratic responses to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2224
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The snapping turtle species Chelydra serpentina, which has a wide range across North America, is extremely tolerant to cold and even freezing conditions. Here, I describe a single caudal vertebrae referred to Chelydra serpentina from the Late Pleistocene of New...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2281v1
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Communities of symbiotic microbes obtained from the environment are an integral component of animal fitness and ecology. Thus a general and practical understanding of the processes that drive microbiome assembly and structure are paramount to understanding animal...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2266v1
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We present the first record of the orb-weaver spider Bertrana striolata from Amazonian lowlands (east of the Andes) in Ecuador, based on a specimen collected at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, province of Orellana, Ecuador. In Ecuador, B. striolata was previously...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2242v1
453 downloads
669 views

Late Pleistocene groundwater discharge deposits (paleowetlands) in the upper Las Vegas Wash north of Las Vegas, Nevada, have yielded an abundant and diverse vertebrate fossil assemblage, the Tule Springs local fauna (TSLF). The TSLF is the largest open-site vertebrate...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2151
21 downloads
128 views

The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. This impacts Arctic species both directly, through increased temperatures, and indirectly, through structural changes in their habitats. Species are expected to exhibit idiosyncratic responses to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2129v1
94 downloads
364 views

Climate change has the potential to alter the distributions of threatened plant species, and may therefore diminish the capacity of nature reserves to protect threatened plant species. Chinese nature reserves contain a rich diversity of plant species that are at...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2091
145 downloads
735 views

Background. Ecological communities are dynamic collections whose composition and structure change over time, making up complex interspecific interaction networks. Mutualistic plant–animal networks can be approached through complex network analysis; these networks...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2048

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