Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Sequencing environmental DNA (eDNA) is increasingly being used as an alternative to traditional morphological-based identification to characterize biological assemblages and monitor anthropogenic impacts in marine environments. Most studies only assess eDNA which,...

["Bioinformatics","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3347
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The study of the past, present, and future state and dynamics of the tropical natural forest cover (NFC) might help to better understand the pattern of deforestation and fragmentation as well as the influence of social and natural processes. The obtained information...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3320
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The use of biological control agents to control pests is an alternative to pesticides and a tool to manage invasive alien species. However, biocontrol agents can themselves become invasive species under certain conditions. The harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3296
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Sediment community oxygen consumption (SCOC) is a proxy for organic matter processing and thus provides a useful proxy of benthic ecosystem function. Oxygen uptake in deep-sea sediments is mainly driven by bacteria, and the direct contribution of benthic macro-...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3309
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The tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis, is a freshwater crustacean listed as endangered in the UK and Europe living in ephemeral pools. Populations are threatened by habitat destruction due to land development for agriculture and increased urbanisation. Despite...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3228
70 downloads
514 views

Background The need to incorporate genetic data into conservation management decisions is increasingly recognised. However, many published studies represent a ‘gold standard’ of sampling, techniques, and analyses. Such rigour is often not possible with limited...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3248
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Background Dinoflagellate cysts (i.e., dinocysts) are biologically and ecologically important as they can help dinoflagellate species survive harsh environments, facilitate their dispersal and serve as seeds for harmful algal blooms. In addition, dinocysts derived...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3224
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We explored the bacterial diversity of untreated sewage influent samples of a wastewater treatment plant in Tucson, AZ and discovered that Arcobacter cryaerophilus, an emerging human pathogen of animal origin, was the most dominant bacterium. The other highly prevalent...

["Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3269
78 downloads
330 views

Background Essential oil components (EOCs) are molecules with interesting application in pest control, these have been evaluated against different insect pest from more than 100 years, but their practical use is rather limited. Thus, the enhancement of their bioavailability...

["Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3171
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Metals are present in aquatic environments as a result of natural and anthropogenic inputs, and may induce toxicity to organisms. One of the main factors that influence this toxicity in fresh water is natural organic matter (NOM) but all NOMs are not the same in...

["Biochemistry","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3141
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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...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3191
59 downloads
321 views

Although neonicotinoids are targeted at insects, their predominant use as a seed dressing and their long persistence in soils mean that non-target soil organisms such as earthworms are likely to be chronically exposed to them. Chronic exposure may pose risks that...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3177
124 downloads
640 views

D. suzukii is a relatively recent and destructive pest species to the North American soft-skinned fruit industry. Understanding this species’ potential to shift in abundance and range due to changing climate is an important part of an effective mitigation and management...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3192
96 downloads
610 views

Background The primary aim of the study reported here was to determine the effectiveness of utilizing local spatial variations in environmental data to uncover the statistical relationships between West Nile Virus (WNV) risk and environmental factors. Because least...

["Biogeography","Environmental Sciences","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3070
1 citation
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The spotted wing Drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is a new pest in Europe and America which causes severe damages, mostly to stone fruit crops. Temperature and humidity are among the most important abiotic factors governing insect development and fitness. In many...

["Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3112

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