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The coevolutionary relationships between brood parasites and their hosts are often studied by examining the egg rejection behaviour of host species using artificial eggs. However, the traditional methods for producing artificial eggs out of plasticine, plastic,...

["Animal Behaviour","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.965
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The objective of this study was to relate earthworm assemblage structure with three different soil use intensities, and to indentify the physical, chemical, and microbiological soil variables that are associated to the observed differences. Three soil uses were...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.979
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Gut-associated microbes of many insects provide a variety of beneficial nutritive functions to their hosts such as the provisioning of essential amino acids (EAAs) to those that feed on diets limited in assimilable nitrogen (i.e., wood). We investigated this function...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1109v1
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Bois Noir is a grapevine disease responsible for severe economic losses in wine production. Bois Noir is caused by Candidatus Phytoplasma solani, cell wall-less bacteria belonging to the taxonomic group 16Sr-XII-A. In Germany, they are known to be vectored from...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.732v2
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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 altered functional diversity, especially in multitrophic communities. Here, we manipulated multivariate functional...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.540v3
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Antagonistic interactions such as competition and predation shape the structure and dynamics of ecological communities. Their combined effects can affect the species richness within a particular trophic level. Despite theory linking the complementarity of interactions...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1100v1
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Effective monitoring programs for biodiversity are needed to assess trends in biodiversity and evaluate the consequences of management. This is particularly true for birds and faunas that occupy interior forest and other areas of low human population density, as...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.973
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Complex systems may be mechanistically modelled by white-box modeling with using logical deterministic individual-based cellular automata. Mathematical models of complex systems are of three types: black-box (phenomenological), white-box (mechanistic, based on...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.948
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Wild crop relatives are an important source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. However, gene flow from cultivated species into wild species may prove detrimental. Introgression may lead to changes in wild species by incorporating alleles from domesticated...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1095v1
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Species-area relationships (SAR) and species abundance distributions (SAD) are among the most studied patterns in ecology, due to their application to both theoretical and conservation issues. One problem with these general patterns is that different theories can...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.745v5
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Within highly diverse ecosystems, the majority of bacterial taxa are present in low abundance as members of the rare biosphere. The rationale for the occurrence and maintenance of the rare biosphere, and the putative ecological role(s) and dynamics of its members...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1078v1
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The fan mussel Pinna nobilis is the largest bivalve of the Mediterranean Sea, declared protected since 1992. It is a sessile suspension feeder endemic of this basin which lives mainly on soft sediments colonized by seagrass meadows. This study considers a population...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1074v1
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The seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadows are scarcely studied in the Albanian coast. Data presented in this work have been collected during an assessment of benthic communities of Sazani Island, Albania, in May 2013. The P. oceanica meadow has a limited distribution...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1073v1
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Herpetologists and conservation biologists frequently use convenient and cost-effective, but less accurate, abundance indices (e.g., number of individuals collected under artificial cover boards or during natural objects surveys) in lieu of more accurate, but costly...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.952
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According to the Water Framework Directive (WFD), a specific monitoring of Posidonia oceanica meadows was carried out along the Apulian coasts by the Regional Agency for the Environmental Prevention and Protection (ARPA Puglia). A total of 17 sites, 11 in the Southern...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1068v1

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