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Biodiversity loss due to increasing anthropogenic activities is one of the biggest threats to humanity. Understanding the impacts of multiple-stressors on ecosystems and biodiversity is therefore an urgent task. Shore ecosystems are especially valuable, as they...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2158v1
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The fish community in the Churince system includes endemic, native and introduced species. Fish diets were analysed in order to evaluate the tropho-dynamics of the community. Nine sampling campaigns were carried out between February 2011 and May 2014, and 556 specimens...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2154v1
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Indirect effects are a common feature of ecological systems, arising when one species affects interactions among two or more other species. We examined how browsing by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) affected the abundance and composition of a web-building...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2153v1
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The Brazilian Pampa biome is currently under constant threat due to increase of agriculture and improper management of urban effluents. Studies with focus on the assessment of impacts caused by human activities in this biome are scarce. In the present study we...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.776v2
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This study evaluated pollution levels in water and sediments of Península de Paraguaná and related these levels with benthic macrofauna along a coastal area where the largest Venezuelan oil refineries have operated over the past 60 years. For this, the concentration...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2171
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Spatio-temporal changes in genetic structure among populations provide crucial information on the dynamics of secondary spread for introduced marine species. However, temporal components have rarely been taken into consideration when studying the population genetics...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2158
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Organic farming has been regarded as an alternative solution for both agricultural sustainability and human health maintenance. Few researches have concentrated on the differences of biodiversity and eco-economic benefits between organic and conventional orchards....

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2137
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Vineyards worldwide occupy over 7 million hectares and are typically virtual monocultures, with high and costly inputs of water and agro-chemicals. Understanding and enhancing ecosystem services can reduce inputs and their costs and help satisfy market demands...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2042
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Background. A large proportion of natural grasslands around the world is exposed to overgrazing resulting in land degradation and biodiversity loss. Although there is an increasing effort in the promotion of sustainable livestock management, rangeland degradation...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2152
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Late Pleistocene groundwater discharge deposits (paleowetlands) in the upper Las Vegas Wash north of Las Vegas, Nevada, have yielded an abundant and diverse vertebrate fossil assemblage, the Tule Springs local fauna (TSLF). The TSLF is the largest open-site vertebrate...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2151
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The Tijuana River Valley is the first natural habitat in California to be substantially invaded by the Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB, Euwallacea sp.), an ambrosia beetle native to Southeast Asia. This paper documents the distribution of the KSHB in the riparian...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2141
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Rates of hybridization and introgression are increasing dramatically worldwide because of translocations, restocking of organisms and habitat modifications (Allendorf et al., 2001) thus determining whether hybridization is beneficial or detrimental for the species...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2142v1
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Accelerated degradation of the wetlands and fragmentation of surrounding vegetation in the Andean-Orinoco Piedmont are the main threats to diversity and ecological integrity of these ecosystems; however, information on this topic is of limited availability. In...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2138v1
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Determining the key factors affecting the reproductive success of nesting birds is crucial in order to better understand the population dynamics of endangered species and to introduce effective conservation programmes for them. Inhabiting a variety of wetland habitats,...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2047
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The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. This impacts Arctic species both directly, through increased temperatures, and indirectly, through structural changes in their habitats. Species are expected to exhibit idiosyncratic responses to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2129v1

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