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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2010v1
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The mid-altitude zone of the Qinling Mountains in China was once dominated by birch and pine-oak belts but are now mainly covered by secondary growth following large-scale deforestation. Assessing the recovery and sustainability of these forests is essential for...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1900
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Nucleotide sequences from the plastome are currently the main source for assessing taxonomic and phylogenetic relationships in flowering plants and their historical biogeography at all hierarchical levels. One major exception is the large and economically important...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1897
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Oxygen minimum zones (OMZ) are areas in the global ocean where oxygen concentrations drop to below one percent. Low oxygen concentrations allow alternative respiration with nitrate and nitrite as electron acceptor to become prevalent in these areas, making them...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1924
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Natural history museum collections (NHCs) represent a rich and largely untapped source of data on demography and population movements. NHC specimen records can be corrected to a crude measure of collecting effort and reflect relative population densities with a...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1871
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Twenty-five samples of Bulimulus species are studied, partly from localities within their known distribution range, partly based on interceptions where the material originates from localities where the species seem to be recently introduced and non-native. Molecular...

["Biogeography","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1836
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High-quality territories are expected to provide greater fitness return for breeding individuals and, thus, are likely to have higher long-term occupation rate in comparison to low-quality territories. However, if environmental and ecological cues used for territory...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1852
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Background. 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...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1880v1
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Background. Central intermediary metabolism (CIM) in bacteria is defined as a set of metabolic biochemical reactions within a cell, which is essential for the cell to survive in response to environmental perturbations. The genes associated with CIM are commonly...

["Biogeography","Genomics","Microbiology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1802
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Two extremely-long necked elasmosaurids, AMNH 1495, holotype of Hydralmosaurus serpentinus, and AMNH 5835, previously referred to H. serpentinus, are here reviewed in detail. Unique features of the cervical vertebrae, which are only present on elasmosaurids from...

["Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1777
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Stegodons are a commonly recovered extinct proboscidean (elephants and allies) from the Pleistocene record of Southeast Asian oceanic islands. Estimates on when stegodons arrived on individual islands and the timings of their extinctions are poorly constrained...

["Biogeography","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1788
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Population outbreaks of the corallivorous crown-of-thorns seastar (COTS), Acanthaster ‘planci’ L., are among the most important biological disturbances of tropical coral reefs. Over the past 50 years, several devastating outbreaks have been documented around Guam,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1167v3
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The tropical earthworm Pontoscolex corethrurus presents a broad distribution (56 countries from four continents) with climates that resemble the one in its native area of distribution. In invasive earthworms, it is generally assumed that temperature appears to...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1789v1
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Cluster analysis is one of the most commonly used methods in palaeoecological studies, particularly in studies investigating biogeographic patterns. Although a number of different clustering methods are widely used, the approach and underlying assumptions of many...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1720
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Shrimps have a widespread distribution across the shelf, slope and seamount regions of the Southern Ocean. Studies of Antarctic organisms have shown that individual species and higher taxa display different degrees of sensitivity and adaptability in response to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1713

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