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Patterns of dispersal and connectivity of the Caribbean gorgonian Antillogorgia elisabethae in The Bahamas were assessed in both adults and recently settled recruits from 13 sites using microsatellite loci. Adult populations along the Little Bahama Bank (LBB) exhibited...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1019
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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:10.7717/peerj.1044
23 downloads
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The highlands and mountains of Iceland (defined here as areas located above 400 m a.s.l) are one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Europe. The present study provides the first comprehensive and up-to-date data on non-native plant species from these wilderness...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1165v2
25 downloads
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Population outbreaks of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), Acanthaster ‘planci’ L., are considered among the most important biological disturbances of tropical coral reefs. A local COTS outbreak, a “primary outbreak”, can lead to so-called “secondary...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1167v1
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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
50 downloads
116 views

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
59 downloads
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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
27 downloads
87 views

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
77 downloads
453 views

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
44 downloads
101 views

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
82 downloads
243 views

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
172 downloads
325 views

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
197 downloads
147 views

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
277 downloads
1,040 views

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
70 downloads
110 views

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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