Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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In a series of experiments, seeds from a temperate seagrass species, Zostera nigricaulis collected in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia were exposed to a range of salinities (20 PSU pulse/no pulse, 25 PSU, 30 PSU, 35 PSU), temperatures (13 °C, 17 °C, 22 °C),...

["Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3114
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Eutrophic aquatic habitats are characterized by the proliferation of vegetation leading to a large standing biomass that upon decomposition may create hypoxic (low-oxygen) conditions. This is indeed the case in nutrient impacted estuaries of Prince Edward Island,...

["Animal Behaviour","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3080
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Increases in ocean temperature due to climate change are predicted to change the behaviors of marine invertebrates. Altered behaviors of keystone ecosystem engineers such as echinoderms will have consequences for the fitness of individuals, which are expected to...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3122
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Background International trade for luxury products, medicines, and tonics poses a threat to both terrestrial and marine wildlife. The demand for and consumption of gill plates (known as Peng Yu Sai, “Fish Gill of Mobulid Ray”) from devil and manta rays (subfamily...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3027
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Background In Sardinia, as in other regions of the Mediterranean Sea, sustainable fisheries of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus have become a necessity. At harvesting sites, the systematic removal of large individuals (diameter ≥ 50 mm) seriously compromises...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3067
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Background Sponges are particularly prone to hiding cryptic species as their paradigmatic plasticity often favors species phenotypic convergence as a result of adaptation to similar habitat conditions. Hemimycale is a sponge genus (Family Hymedesmiidae, Order Poecilosclerida)...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2958
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The iconic gastropod genus Cyphoma is commonly observed in the Caribbean, where it lives in association with various octocorallian hosts. Each species in the genus Cyphoma has a unique, characteristic mantle pattern and colouration, which separates the valid taxa....

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3018
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250 views

Background Whole mitochondrial DNA is being increasingly utilized for comparative genomic and phylogenetic studies at deep and shallow evolutionary levels for a range of taxonomic groups. Although mitogenome sequences are deposited at an increasing rate into public...

["Aquaculture","Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2982
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Cassiopea xamachana jellyfish are an attractive model system to study metamorphosis and/or cnidarian–dinoflagellate symbiosis due to the ease of cultivation of their planula larvae and scyphistomae through their asexual cycle, in which the latter can bud new larvae...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2979
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Background Salmonids are native from the North Hemisphere but have been introduced for aquaculture and sport fishing in the South Hemisphere and inhabit most rivers and lakes in temperate and cold regions worldwide. Five species are included in the Global Invasive...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3045
148 downloads
908 views

In the face of increasing threats to biodiversity, the advancement of methods for surveying biological communities is a major priority for ecologists. Recent advances in molecular biological technologies have made it possible to detect and sequence DNA from environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3044
38 downloads
821 views

By influencing critical prey traits such as foraging or habitat selection, predators can affect entire ecosystems, but the nature of cues that trigger prey reactions to predators are not well understood. Predators may scavenge to supplement their energetic needs...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3042
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The hydrological connectivity between the salt marsh and the sea was partially restored in a Mediterranean wetland containing isolated ponds resulting from former salt extraction and aquaculture activities. A preliminary assessment provided evidence that ponds...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3009
1 citation
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Longitudinal studies focusing on lifetime reproductive success (LRS) have been used to measure individual breeding performance and identify commonalities among successful breeders. By extending the focus to subsequent generations we identify a proportion of high-quality...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2935
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Introduced Indo-Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) have spread throughout the greater Caribbean and are associated with a number of negative impacts on reef ecosystems. Human interventions, in the form of culling activities, are becoming common to reduce...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3043

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