Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Artificial night light has the potential to significantly alter visually-dependent species interactions. However, examples of disruptions of species interactions through changes in light remain rare and how artificial night light may alter predator–prey relationships...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4070
42 downloads
219 views

Background L. pneumophila is the main causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease. Free-living amoeba in natural aquatic environments is the reservoir and shelter for L. pneumophila. From natural water sources, L. pneumophila can colonize artificial environments such...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4114
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Intra- and interspecific interactions can be broken down into facilitative and competitive components. The net interaction between two organisms is simply the sum of these counteracting elements. Disentangling the positive and negative components of species interactions...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4049
37 downloads
192 views

Background Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens strain JAM1 is a methylotrophic, marine bacterium that was isolated from a denitrification reactor treating a closed-circuit seawater aquarium. It can sustain growth under anoxic conditions by reducing nitrate (...

["Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4098
54 downloads
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The technology of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) has provided a new option for mitigating global anthropogenic emissions with unique advantages. However, the potential risk of gas leakage from CO2 sequestration and utilization processes has attracted...

["Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4024
2,031 downloads
978 views

Although the ultimate causes of high bat fatalities at wind farms are not well understood, several lines of evidence suggest that bats are attracted to wind turbines. One hypothesis is that bats would be attracted to turbines as a foraging resource if the insects...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3985
77 downloads
384 views

Background Deficiency of available forms of phosphorus is common in most soils and causes reduction of crop plants growth and yield. Recently, model plants responses to phosphate (Pi) deficiency have been intensively studied. However, acclimation mechanisms of...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3989
56 downloads
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Natural history collections are an important and largely untapped source of long-term data on evolutionary changes in wild populations. Here, we utilize three large geo-referenced sets of samples of the common European land-snail Cepaea nemoralis stored in the...

["Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3938
69 downloads
323 views

Background Studies directed at understanding the demography and population dynamics of corals are relatively scarce. This limits our understanding of both the dynamics of coral populations and our capacity to develop management and conservation initiatives directed...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3906
98 downloads
516 views

Background A number of biotic and abiotic factors have been proposed as drivers of geographic variation in species richness. As biotic elements, inter-specific interactions are the most widely recognized. Among abiotic factors, in particular for plants, climate...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3932
94 downloads
766 views

Lakes are dynamic and complex ecosystems that can be influenced by physical, chemical, and biological processes. Additionally, individual lakes are often chemically and physically distinct, even within the same geographic region. Here we show that differences in...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3937
494 downloads
1,824 views

Background The Brazilian Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest regions and plays a key role in biodiversity conservation as well as climate adaptation and mitigation. The government has created a network of protected areas (PAs) to ensure long-term conservation...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3902
93 downloads
351 views

To understand how communities function and generate abundance, I develop a framework integrating elements from the stress gradient and resource partitioning concepts. The framework suggests that guild abundance depends on environmental and spatial factors but also...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3885
88 downloads
432 views

To understand the mechanism of photosynthetic inhibition and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in Symbiodinium types under stress, chemicals such as dichlorophenyl dimethylurea (DCMU) are widely used. Moreover, DCMU and recently menthol were used to generate...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3843
215 downloads
1,395 views

Background Horizontal gene transfer, the transfer and incorporation of genetic material between different species of organisms, has an important but poorly quantified role in the adaptation of microbes to their environment. Previous work has shown that genome size...

["Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3865

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