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Terrestrial predators have been shown to aggregate along stream margins during periods when the emergence of adult aquatic insects is high. Such aggregation may be especially evident when terrestrial surroundings are relatively unproductive, and there are steep...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1134
19 downloads
173 views

A sample of caecal effluent was obtained from a female patient who had undergone a routine colonoscopic examination. Bacteria were isolated anaerobically from the sample, and screened against the remaining filtered caecal effluent in an attempt to isolate bacteriophages...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1061
5 downloads
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Ladyfish (Elops sp) are a common and economically valuable coastal nearshore species found along coastal beaches, bays, and estuaries of the southeastern United States, and subtropical and tropical regions worldwide. Previously, ladyfish were a substantial bycatch...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1264v1
25 downloads
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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
88 downloads
567 views

Coral reefs surrounding the islands lying close to the coast are unique to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in that they are frequently exposed to disturbance events including floods caused by cyclonic rainfall, strong winds and occasional periods of prolonged above-average...

["Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1092
15 downloads
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Crude oil is still the dominant energy source in Brazil and that the consumption keeps rising since 2013, being responsible for 2.2% of the world’s energy consumption. The recent discovery of crude oil reservoirs at the Espirito Santo basin, Campos basin and Santos...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1254v1
18 downloads
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Most caridean decapods have compound eyes of the reflecting superposition kind and some additionally possess an accessory eye-like organ of unknown function also referred to as the nebenauge. We examined 308 caridean genera to assess the general morphology of the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1251v1
112 downloads
649 views

Conservation genomics has become an increasingly popular term, yet it remains unclear whether the non-invasive sampling that is essential for many conservation-related studies is compatible with the minimum requirements for harnessing next-generation sequencing...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1106
100 downloads
617 views

Overdispersion is a common feature of models of biological data, but researchers often fail to model the excess variation driving the overdispersion, resulting in biased parameter estimates and standard errors. Quantifying and modeling overdispersion when it is...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1114
55 downloads
403 views

Jellyfish are highly topical within studies of pelagic food-webs and there is a growing realisation that their role is more complex than once thought. Efforts being made to include jellyfish within fisheries and ecosystem models are an important step forward, but...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1110
37 downloads
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Ten years ago, we studied the distribution and status of Acropora palmata at archipelago Los Roques because the actual status of this species at Los Roques was unclear in this archipelago after its regional collapse. In that opportunity we aimed to produce a baseline...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1247v1
49 downloads
346 views

Climate change can alter the phenology of organisms. It may thus lead seasonal organisms to face different day lengths than in the past, and the fitness consequences of these changes are as yet unclear. To study such effects, we used the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1103
114 downloads
321 views

The promotion of biodiversity in agricultural areas involves actions at the landscape scale, and the management of cropping patterns is considered an important means of achieving this goal. However, most of the available knowledge about the impact of crops on biodiversity...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1097
91 downloads
327 views

Aphids are a major concern in agricultural crops worldwide, and control by natural enemies is an essential component of the ecological intensification of agriculture. Although the complexity of agricultural landscapes is known to influence natural enemies of pests,...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1095
68 downloads
479 views

Using photos of captive Andean bears of known age and pedigree, and photos of wild Andean bear cubs <6 months old, we evaluated the degree to which visual information may be used to estimate bears’ ages and assess their kinship. We demonstrate that the ages of...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1042

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