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Background: Taxonomic classification of marker-gene (i.e., amplicon) sequences represents an important step for molecular identification of microorganisms.Results: We present three advances in our ability to assign and interpret taxonomic classifications of short...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.934v1
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In this Opinion piece, I argue that the dynamics of viruses and the cellular immune response depend on the body size of the host. I use allometric scaling theory to interpret observed quantitative differences in the infection dynamics of lymphocytic choriomeningitis...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.803v2
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Eight years of octopus fishery records from southwest Madagascar reveal significant positive impacts from 36 periodic closures on: (a) fishery catches and (b) village fishery income, such that (c) economic benefits from increased landings outweigh costs of foregone...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.932v1
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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
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Research that uses stable isotope analysis often involves a delay between sample collection in the field and laboratory processing, therefore requiring preservation to prevent or reduce tissue degradation and associated isotopic compositions. Although there is...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.874
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Extreme climatic events, including heat waves (HWs) and severe storms, influence the structure of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Despite growing consensus that anthropogenic climate change will increase the frequency, duration and magnitude of extreme events,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.863
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Achnanthidium minutissimum is a benthic freshwater diatom that forms biofilms on submerged surfaces in aquatic environments. Within these biofilms, A. minutissimum cells produce extracellular structures which facilitate substrate adhesion, such as stalks and capsules....

["Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.858
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Overgrazing is considered one of the key disturbance factors that results in alpine grassland degradation in Tibet. Grazing exclusion by fencing has been widely used as an approach to restore degraded grassland s in Tibet since 2004. Is the grazing exclusion management...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.931v1
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The increasing availability of phylogenetic information facilitates the use of evolutionary methods in community ecology to reveal the importance of evolution in the species assembly process. However, while several methods have been applied to a wide range of communities...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.927v1
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.860
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The causes of bee declines remain hotly debated, particularly the contribution of neonicotinoid insecticides. In 2013 the UK’s Food & Environment Research Agency made public a study of the impacts of exposure of bumblebee colonies to neonicotinoids. The study concluded...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.854
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Insects have been used as an exemplary model in studying longevity, from extrinsic mortality pressures to intrinsic senescence. In the highly eusocial insects, great degrees of variation in lifespan exist between morphological castes in relation to extreme divisions...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.848
233 downloads
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The use of functional traits to explain how biodiversity affects ecosystem functioning has attracted intense interest, yet few studies have a priori manipulated functional diversity, especially in multitrophic communities. Here, we manipulated multivariate functional...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.540v2
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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
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Dispersal capacity plays a fundamental role in riverine benthic invertebrates’ colonization of new habitats that emerge following flash floods or restoration. However, an appropriate measure of dispersal capacity for benthic invertebrates is still lacking. Dispersal...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.911v1

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