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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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High-fecundity organisms, such as Atlantic cod, can withstand substantial natural selection and the entailing genetic load of replacing alleles at a number of loci due to their excess reproductive capacity. High-fecundity organisms may reproduce by sweepstakes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.786
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The Kayenta Formation has yielded numerous tetrapod fossils, including, amphibians, theropods, prosauropods, ornithischians, crocodylomorphs, sphenodonts, tritylodonts, pterosaurs, turtles, and rare mammals. Despite the phylogenetic diversity of the preserved animals,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.848v1
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The Permo-Triassic archosauromorph record is crucial to understand the impact of the Permo-Triassic mass extinction on the early evolution of the group and its subsequent dominance in Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems. However, the Permo-Triassic archosauromorph...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.776
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GPT (Global Positioning Trees) is a web-server that maps phylogenetic trees on a virtual globe. The minimum requirements are a phylogenetic tree and geographical coordinates of leaves to generate a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file that can be viewed on Google...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Epidemiology","Global Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.840v1
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Environmental homogenization in coastal ecosystems impacted by human activities may be an important factor explaining the observed decline in fish species richness. We used fish community data (>200 species) from extensive surveys conducted in two biogeographic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.760
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Morphological variation in the geographically widespread coral Porites lobata can make it difficult to distinguish from other massive congeneric species. This morphological variation could be attributed to geographic variability, phenotypic plasticity, or a combination...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.751
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The presence of the cosmopolitan deep-sea coral Eguchipsammia fistula has recently been documented in the Red Sea, occurring in warm (>20 °C), oxygen- and nutrient-limited habitats. We collected colonies of this species from the central Red Sea that successfully...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.734
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The Apodini swifts in the Old World serve as an example for a recent radiation on an intercontinental scale on the one hand. On the other hand they provide a model for the interplay of trait and distributional range evolution with speciation, extinction and trait...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.797v1
46 downloads
205 views

This study demonstrates the value of legacy literature and historic collections as a source of data on environmental history. Chenopodium vulvaria L. has declined in northern Europe and is of conservation concern in several countries, whereas in other countries...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.723
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Introduction. Blossfeldia liliputana Werdermann (Cactaceae) is known as the tiniest cactus with a distribution from southern Bolivia and to mid-west Argentina. Due to the inconspicuous habitus, little was known about the environmental effects on its distribution....

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.780v1
110 downloads
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The remote Franz Josef Land (FJL) Archipelago is the most northerly land in Eurasia and its fish fauna, particularly in nearshore habitats, has been poorly studied. An interdisciplinary expedition to FJL in summer 2013 used scuba, seines, and plankton nets to comprehensively...

["Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.692
132 downloads
146 views

The Permo-Triassic archosauromorph record is crucial to understand the impact of the Permo-Triassic mass extinction on the early evolution of the group and its subsequent dominance in Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems. However, the Permo-Triassic archosauromorph...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.678v1
104 downloads
154 views

Multiple introductions are thought to enhance the chance of successful colonization, in part because recombination may generate adaptive variation to a new environment. Avena barbata (slender wild oat) is a successful colonist in California, historically noted...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.633

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