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Rapidly changing climate makes humans realize that there is a critical need to rethink the current conservation and incorporate climate change adaptation into conservation planning. Whether Great Bustards’ (Otis tarda dybowskii), a globally endangered species whose...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1263v1
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The present study aimed to investigate phylogeographical patterns present within A. halleri in Central Europe, to propose hypotheses explaining the emergence of these patterns and to formulate hypotheses on the formation of the present day range of A. halleri in...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1259v1
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Instream wood promotes habitat heterogeneity through its influence on flow hydraulics and channel geomorphology. Within the Columbia River Basin, USA, wood is vital for the creation and maintenance of habitat for threatened salmonids. However, our understanding...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1256v1
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Despite the central role of species distributions in ecology and conservation, occurrence information remains geographically and taxonomically incomplete and biased. Numerous socio-economic and ecological drivers of uneven record collection and mobilization among...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1218v2
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The use of species distribution models’ (SDM) is limited by its performance in terms of accuracy, precision, or the spatial distribution of model errors. Despite the wide acceptance of some standard statistics used to evaluate SDM, there is currently a strong on-going...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1208v1
159 downloads
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Stream classification provides a means to understand the diversity and distribution of channels and floodplains that occur across a landscape while drawing linkages between geomorphic form and process. Accordingly, stream classification is frequently employed as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.885v2
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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
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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
26 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
58 downloads
129 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
75 downloads
203 views

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
31 downloads
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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
91 downloads
489 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

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