340 downloads
901 views

Background The Hajar Mountains of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the highest mountain range in Eastern Arabia. As a result of their old geological origin, geographical isolation, complex topography and local climate, these mountains provide an important...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2371
58 downloads
299 views

Knowledge of the effect of habitat type and region on diet and feeding behaviours of a species facilitates a better understanding of factors impacting populations, which contributes to effective conservation management. Using spraint analysis and relative frequency...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2266
10 downloads
67 views

Background. Now-a-day territory of Western Siberia has the poorest diversity of amphibians and reptiles within the Palaearctic Realm, influenced by unfavourable climate. Less is known about the origin and emergence of it. Aside from better-explored European Neogene...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2365v1
28 downloads
194 views

Invasive plants colonize new environments, become pests and cause biodiversity loss, economic loss and health damage. Senecio vulgaris L. (Common groundsel, Asteraceae), a widely distributing cosmopolitan weed in the temperate area, is reported with large populations...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2346
237 downloads
877 views

The fossil record of dinosaurs from the Early Cretaceous of eastern North America is scant, especially since few formations from the east are fossiliferous. Among those that are is the Arundel Formation of the eastern seaboard, which has produced among the best...

["Biogeography","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2308v2
31 downloads
121 views

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
70 downloads
499 views

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
52 downloads
308 views

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
33 downloads
224 views

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
42 downloads
182 views

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
67 downloads
285 views

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
74 downloads
522 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:10.7717/peerj.2224
31 downloads
121 views

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
31 downloads
190 views

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
24 downloads
195 views

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

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