Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Terrestrial runoff, resuspension events and dredging can affect filter-feeding sponges by elevating the concentration of suspended sediments, reducing light intensity, and smothering sponges with sediments. To investigate how sponges respond to pressures associated...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3904
100 downloads
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Background With the increase in human population, and the growing realisation of the importance of urban biodiversity for human wellbeing, the ability to predict biodiversity loss or gain as a result of land use change within urban settings is important. Most models...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3914
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Knowledge about the distribution and habitat preferences of a species is critical for its conservation. The Suweon Treefrog (Dryophytes suweonensis) is an endangered species endemic to the Republic of Korea. We conducted surveys from 2014 to 2016 at 890 potentially...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3872
81 downloads
359 views

Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most toxic heavy metals and is difficult to be removed from contaminated soil and water. Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), as an energy crop, exhibits a valuable potential to develop Cd polluted sites due to its use as a biofuel...

["Plant Science","Toxicology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3621
79 downloads
344 views

Global amphibian decline is due to several factors: habitat loss, anthropization, pollution, emerging diseases, and global warming. Amphibians, with complex life cycles, are particularly susceptible to habitat alterations, and their survival may be impaired in...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3791
146 downloads
807 views

Urbanization transforms undeveloped landscapes into built environments, causing changes in communities and ecological processes. Flying arthropods play important roles in these processes as pollinators, decomposers, and predators, and can be important in structuring...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3620
136 downloads
488 views

Coral reef ecosystems of the South Pacific are extremely vulnerable to plastic pollution from oceanic gyres and land-based sources. To describe the extent and impact of plastic pollution, the distribution of both macro- (>5 mm) and microplastic (plastic < 5 mm)...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3733
63 downloads
271 views

The structural dynamics of host–parasitoid populations play a key role in the mechanism of natural community development with invasive species. Species invading new habitats experience coevolution with their newly acquired natural enemies, and their population...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3610
157 downloads
595 views

Very few studies have been conducted on the long-term effects of typhoon damage on mesophotic coral reefs. This study investigates the long-term community dynamics of damage from Typhoon 17 (Jelawat) in 2012 on the coral community of the upper mesophotic Ryugu...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3573
1 citation
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Salt marshes in northern Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA were oiled, sometimes heavily, in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Previous studies indicate that fiddler crabs (in the genus Uca) and the salt marsh periwinkle (Littoraria irrorata) were negatively...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3680
85 downloads
425 views

Background An exceptionally thick biofilm covers walls of ancient gold and arsenic Złoty Stok mine (Poland) in the apparent absence of organic sources of energy. Methods and Results We have characterized this microbial community using culture-dependent and independent...

["Biodiversity","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3635
78 downloads
820 views

While intertidal habitats are often productive, species-rich environments, they are also harsh and highly dynamic. Organisms that live in these habitats must possess morphological and physiological adaptations that enable them to do so. Intertidal fishes are generally...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3634
1 citation
202 downloads
878 views

Background Admixture can facilitate adaptation. For example, black wolves have obtained the variant causing black coat color through past hybridization with domestic dogs and have higher fitness than gray colored wolves. Another recent example of the transfer of...

["Biosphere Interactions","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3522
62 downloads
399 views

Our ability to prevent extinction in declining populations often depends on effective management of habitats that are disturbed through wildfire, logging, agriculture, or development. In these disturbed landscapes, the juxtaposition of multiple habitat types can...

["Animal Behavior","Biosphere Interactions","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3500
118 downloads
802 views

The Relict Gull Larus relictus is a globally vulnerable species and one of the least known birds, so understanding its seasonal movements and migration will facilitate the development of effective conservation plans for its protection. We repeatedly satellite-tracked...

["Animal Behavior","Biosphere Interactions","Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3380

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