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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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Malaysian black fighting fish Betta persephone Schaller (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) is economically and ecologically important fish in South East Asia notably in Malaysia. The locals keep this fish as ornemental fish as well as biocontrol for mosquitoes larvae....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1048v1
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Context dependency is a key challenge emerging in metacommunity ecology, which is hindering the development of general ecological theories. River networks and other dendritic systems provide unique systems for examining variation in the processes shaping biodiversity...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1040v1
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Conservation initiatives to protect valued species communities in human-dominated landscapes face challenges linked to their potential costs. Conservation covenants on private land may represent a cost-effective alternative to land purchase, although many questions...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1033v1
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The barnacle Chthamalus fragilis is found along the US Atlantic seaboard historically from the Chesapeake Bay southward, and in the Gulf of Mexico. It appeared in New England circa 1900 coincident with warming temperatures, and is now a conspicuous member of rocky...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.926
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Geographical patterns in body size have been described across a wide range of species, leading to the development of a series of fundamental biological rules. However, shape variables are less well-described despite having substantial consequences for organismal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.998v1
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Triassic vertebrate tracks are known from the beginning of the 19th century and have a worldwide distribution. Several Triassic track ichnoassemblages and ichnotaxa have a restricted stratigraphic range and are useful in biochronology and biostratigraphy. The record...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.933v1
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Across landscapes, riparian plant communities assemble under varying levels of disturbance, environmental stress, and resource availability, leading to the development of distinct riparian life-history guilds. Identifying the environmental filters that exert selective...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.653v2
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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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Originally identified as an ornithischian dinosaur, Crosbysaurus harrisae has been found in New Mexico, Arizona, and its type locality in Texas, as well as in North Carolina. The genus has been reassessed by other workers in light of reinterpretations about the...

["Biogeography","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.537v3
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Silene ciliata Pourr. (Caryophyllaceae) is a species with a highly disjunct distribution that inhabits the alpine mountains of the Mediterranean Basin. We investigated the phylogeny and phylogeography of the species in an attempt to a) clarify the long suggested...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.889v1
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Stream classification provide a means to understand the diversity and distributions of channel and floodplains that occur across a landscape while drawing linkages between geomorphic form and process. Accordingly, stream classification is frequently employed as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.885v1
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The association of species distribution and environmental variables is often complex, with nonlinear and interacting effects. Bayesian hierarchical models can quantify linear and high order effects of the variables, as well as their interaction effects. Their strength...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.871v1
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Severe gaps and biases in digital accessible information (DAI) of species distributions hamper prospects of safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem services and reliably addressing central questions in ecology and evolution. Accordingly, governments have agreed...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.856v1
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Marsupials or metatherians are a group of mammals that are distinct in giving birth to young at early stages of development and in having a prolonged investment in lactation. The group consists of nearly 350 extant species, including kangaroos, koala, possums,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.805

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