11 downloads
50 views

The alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau are sensitive and vulnerable to climate change. However, it is still unknown how precipitation use efficiency (PUE), the ratio of ANPP to precipitation, is related to community assembly of plant species, functional groups...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2472v1
8 downloads
66 views

Background. The establishment of protected areas, regarded today as a cornerstone of nature conservation, resulted from a multiple array of motivations and opportunities. We explore at global and regional levels, the current distribution of protected areas along...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2461v1
52 downloads
258 views

The development of species distribution models (SDMs) can help conservation efforts by generating potential distributions and identifying areas of high environmental suitability for protection. Our study presents a distribution and habitat map for lowland tapir...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2456
44 downloads
239 views

Deforestation and changes in land use have reduced the tropical dry forest to isolated forest patches in northwestern Costa Rica. We examined the effect of patch area and length of the dry season on nestedness of the entire avian community, forest fragment assemblages,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2422
13 downloads
129 views

Effects of differential extinction rates remain being an issue in biogeographic and evolutionary studies. Here, I use empirical examples and simulated datasets to asses how the specification of different extinction rates influences ancestral range estimation in...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2440v1
32 downloads
111 views

To reconstruct the biogeographic history should be taken into account the processes involved in the current distribution of the biota, for example vicariance, dispersal, sympatry and extinction. Different methods have been created to answer this. From methods to...

["Biogeography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2428v1
102 downloads
407 views

Background Faunal change is a basic and fundamental element in ecology, biogeography, and conservation biology, yet vanishingly few detailed studies have documented such changes rigorously over decadal time scales. This study responds to that gap in knowledge,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2362
100 downloads
694 views

Background Techniques for reconstructing geographical history along a phylogeny can answer many questions of interest about the geographical origins of species. Bayesian models based on the assumption that taxa move through a diffusion process have found many applications....

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2406
120 downloads
211 views

Reconstructing the timescale of the Tree of Life is one of the principal aims of evolutionary biology. This has been greatly aided by the development of the molecular clock, which enables evolutionary timescales to be estimated from genetic data. In recent years,...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2403v1
49 downloads
369 views

The location of possible glacial refugia of six Apostasioideae representatives is estimated based on ecological niche modeling analysis. The distribution of their suitable niches during the last glacial maximum (LGM) is compared with their current potential and...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2384
449 downloads
1,248 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
83 downloads
362 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
21 downloads
93 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
47 downloads
268 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
260 downloads
932 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

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