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Mediterranean biomes are biodiversity hotspots, and vineyards are important components of the Mediterranean landscape. Over the last few decades, the amount of land occupied by vineyards has augmented rapidly, thereby increasing threats to Mediterranean ecosystems....

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3098
274 downloads
1,062 views

In face of a dramatic decline of wild bee species in many rural landscapes, potential conservation functions of urban areas gain importance. Yet effects of urbanization on pollinators, and in particular on wild bees, remain ambiguous and not comprehensively understood....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2729
108 downloads
655 views

Background Many of the practices currently underway to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment loads entering the Chesapeake Bay have also been observed to support reduction of disease-causing pathogen loadings. We quantify how implementation of these practices,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2713
126 downloads
531 views

Mountain ash (Sorbus decora and S. americana) is used by the Cree Nation of the James Bay region of Quebec (Eeyou Istchee) as traditional medicine. Its potential as an antidiabetic medicine is thought to vary across its geographical range, yet little is known about...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Plant Science","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2645
119 downloads
516 views

Fire is widely used as a traditional habitat management tool in Scotland, but wildfires pose a significant and growing threat. The financial costs of fighting wildfires are significant and severe wildfires can have substantial environmental impacts. Due to the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2649
106 downloads
530 views

Background Although increased nasality can originate from basal ganglia dysfunction, data regarding hypernasality in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Huntington’s disease (HD) are very sparse. The aim of the current study was to analyze acoustic and perceptual correlates...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Otorhinolaryngology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2530
1 citation
138 downloads
891 views

The most recent update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) included Internet Gaming Disorder as a new potential psychiatric condition that merited further scientific study. The present research...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Human-Computer Interaction","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2401
161 downloads
920 views

Protected areas form a quintessential component of the global strategy to perpetuate tropical biodiversity within relatively undisturbed wildlands, but they are becoming increasingly isolated by rapid agricultural encroachment. Here we consider a network of 788...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2206
121 downloads
613 views

The reaction of wildlife to humans is known to differ with surroundings. In urban environments that provide suitable habitats for breeding birds, animals adapt to humans and their response is accordingly altered. This study examined the nest defense behavior of...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2070
215 downloads
1,179 views

Housing development beyond the urban fringe (i.e., exurban development) is one of the fastest growing forms of land-use change in the United States. Exurban development’s attraction to natural and recreational amenities has raised concerns for conservation and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2039
1 citation
253 downloads
1,218 views

Background. Preserving connectivity, or the ability of a landscape to support species movement, is among the most commonly recommended strategies to reduce the negative effects of climate change and human land use development on species. Connectivity analyses have...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2001
1 citation
310 downloads
787 views

The difficulty in teasing apart the effects of biological invasions from those of other anthropogenic perturbations has hampered our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the global biodiversity crisis. The recent elaboration of global-scale maps of cumulative...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1795
1 citation
149 downloads
633 views

Microgeographic variation in fitness-relevant traits may be more common than previously appreciated. The fitness of many vertebrates is directly related to their locomotor capacity, a whole-organism trait integrating behavior, morphology, and physiology. Because...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1776
3 citations
302 downloads
1,957 views

Understanding public perceptions of biodiversity is essential to ensure continued support for conservation efforts. Despite this, insights remain scarce at broader spatial scales, mostly due to a lack of adequate methods for their assessment. The emergence of new...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1728
6 citations
1,606 downloads
7,030 views

Combining calibrated hydrophone measurements with vessel location data from the Automatic Identification System, we estimate underwater sound pressure levels for 1,582 unique ships that transited the core critical habitat of the endangered Southern Resident killer...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1657

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