Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Cinnamomum camphora, a member of the Lauraceae family, is a valuable aromatic and timber tree that is indigenous to the south of China and Japan. All parts of Cinnamomum camphora have secretory cells containing different volatile chemical compounds that are utilized...

["Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3820
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Oceanic islands are among the most endemically biodiverse ecosystems in the world. They have been adversely impacted by human expansion, which affects regional biodiversity by altering the natural habitats of vulnerable, indigenous species. Birds represent a valuable...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3761
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In the Mississippi River Basin of North America, invasive bigheaded carp (silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and bighead carp H. nobilis, also referred to as Asian carp) have spread rapidly over the past several decades. In the Illinois River, an important...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3641
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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
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Landscapes of Fear (LOF), the spatially explicit distribution of perceived predation risk as seen by a population, is increasingly cited in ecological literature and has become a frequently used “buzz-word”. With the increase in popularity, it became necessary...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3772
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Background Understanding constraints to the distribution of threatened species may help to ascertain whether there are other suitable sectors for reducing the risks associated with species that are recorded in only one protected locality, and to inform about the...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3771
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Red pandas are known to be highly susceptible to endoparasites, which can have a prominent impact on the population dynamics of this endangered species. There are very limited published reports on prevalence and risk of parasites in wild populations of red panda,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3767
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702 views

Here we describe an efficient and effective technique for rearing sexually-derived coral propagules from spawning through larval settlement and symbiont uptake with minimal impact on natural coral populations. We sought to maximize larval survival while minimizing...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3732
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Background Restoration of degraded forest ecosystem is crucial for regional sustainable development. To protect the country’s fragile and fragmented environment, the Chinese government initiated an ecological engineering project, the Natural Forest Protection Program,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3764
380 downloads
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The expansion of moose into southern British Columbia caused the decline and extirpation of woodland caribou due to their shared predators, a process commonly referred to as apparent competition. Using an adaptive management experiment, we tested the hypothesis...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3736
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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
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379 views

The Polish Primitive Horse (PPH, Konik) is a Polish native horse breed managed through a conservation program mainly due to its characteristic phenotype of a primitive horse. One of the most important goals of PPH breeding strategy is the preservation and equal...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3714
351 downloads
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Locating breeding sites is definitely a key to understanding the ecological requirements and maintaining the sustainability of populations/species. Here I re-examined published specimens of an extinct baleen whale, Parietobalaena yamaokai, from the lower part of...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3711
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Long-term field studies are critical for our understanding of animal life history and the processes driving changes in demography. Here, we present long-term demographic data for the northernmost population of mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) residing...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3547
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Deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific are increasingly being assessed for their potential mineral wealth. To anticipate the potential impacts on biodiversity and connectivity among populations at these vents, environmental baselines need to be established....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3655

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