Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The advent of next-generation sequencing tools has made it possible to conduct fine-scale surveys of population differentiation and genome-wide scans for signatures of selection in non-model organisms. Such surveys are of particular importance in sharply declining...

["Conservation Biology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4077
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Background Climate change and infectious diseases threaten animal and plant species, even in natural and protected areas. To cope with these changes, species may acclimate, adapt, move or decline. Here, we test for shifts in anuran distributions in the Luquillo...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4059
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Recent research suggests that prior exposure of several months to elevated irradiance induces enhanced thermal tolerance in scleractinian corals. While this tolerance has been reported at the species level, individual coral colonies may react differently due to...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3802
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The increase in temperature as consequence of the recent global warming has been reported to generate new ice-free areas in the Antarctic continent, facilitating the colonization and spread of plant populations. Consequently, Antarctic vascular plants have been...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3718
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Elevated sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are linked to an increase in the frequency and severity of bleaching events due to temperatures exceeding corals’ upper thermal limits. The temperatures at which a breakdown of the coral-Symbiodinium endosymbiosis (coral...

["Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3719
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Ecologists have long recognized the influence that environmental conditions have on abundance and range extent of animal species. We used the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus; hereafter bobwhite) as a model species for studying how microclimates serve as...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3709
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In this study we investigated the variation in grazing scar densities between bleached and non-bleached colonies of massive Porites species in Sekisei Lagoon (Okinawa, southwestern Japan) during a mass bleaching event in 2016. The grazing scar densities and bleaching...

["Biodiversity","Climate Change Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3470
327 downloads
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Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, and provide critical ecosystem services such as protein provisioning, coastal protection, and tourism revenue. Despite these benefits, coral reefs have been declining precipitously across...

["Climate Change Biology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3499
1 citation
257 downloads
2,070 views

Drastic increases in global carbon emissions in the past century have led to elevated sea surface temperatures that negatively affect coral reef organisms. Worldwide coral bleaching-related mortality is increasing and data has shown even isolated and protected...

["Climate Change Biology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3355
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Pocilloporids are one of the major reef-building corals in the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) and also the most affected by thermal stress events, mainly those associated with El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) periods. To date, coral growth parameters have been...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3191
1 citation
244 downloads
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Ocean warming represents a major threat to marine biota worldwide, and forecasting ecological ramifications is a high priority as atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise. Fitness of marine species relies critically on early developmental and...

["Climate Change Biology","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2956

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