Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Macronycteris commersoni (Hipposideridae), a bat species endemic to Madagascar, is widespread across the island and utilizes a range of habitat types including open woodland, degraded habitats, and forested areas from sea level to 1,325 m. Despite being widely...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5866
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Astelia pumila (G.Forst.) Gaudich. (Asteliaceae, Asparagales) is a major element of West Patagonian cushion peat bog vegetation. With the aim to identify appropriate chloroplast markers for the use in a phylogeographic study, the complete chloroplast genomes of...

["Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6244
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Background The introduction of animal tracking technology has rapidly advanced our understanding of seabird foraging ecology. Tracking data is particularly powerful when combined with oceanographic information derived from satellite remote sensing, allowing insights...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6261
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Vitex rotundifolia is an important coastal and medicinal plant, and is recorded in the List of the Important Wild Plants for Conservation in China and Japan. However, an effective conservation strategy is lacking. In the present study, the genetic diversity and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6194
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The relationships among the morphoclimatic domains of South America have been a major biogeographical issue of recent years. Palynological, geological and phytogeographical data suggest that the Amazon Forest and the Atlantic Forest were connected during part of...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6208
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Drylands account for more than 30% of China’s terrestrial area, while the ecological drivers of taxonomic (TD), functional (FD) and phylogenetic (PD) diversity in dryland regions have not been explored simultaneously. Therefore, we selected 36 plots of desert and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6220
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The cold-climate hypothesis maintains that viviparity arose as a means to prevent increased egg mortality in nests owing to low temperatures, and this hypothesis represents the primary and most strongly supported explanation for the evolution of viviparity in reptiles....

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6192
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The complex geological history of Central America has been useful for understanding the processes influencing the distribution and diversity of multiple groups of organisms. Anurans are an excellent choice for such studies because they typically exhibit site fidelity...

["Biogeography","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6115
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Quaternary climatic oscillations have impacted Patagonian sigmodontine fauna, leaving traceable genetic footprints. In southern Chile, changes in the landscape included transitions to different vegetation formations as well as the extension of ice sheets. In this...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6130
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Background As the climate warms, many species of reptiles are at risk of habitat loss and ultimately extinction. Locations of suitable habitat in the past, present, and future were modeled for several lizard species using MaxEnt, incorporating climatic variables...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Paleontology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6128
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The breeding range of the Eastern Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca iliaca) is generally recognized as comprising the boreal forest of Canada. However, recent observations suggest that the species is present during the summer months throughout much of the northeastern...

["Biogeography","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6087
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Background The hadal zone encompasses the deepest parts of the world’s ocean trenches from depths of ∼6,000–11,000 m. The communities observed at these depths are dominated by scavenging amphipods that rapidly intercept and consume carrion as it falls to the deepest...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5994
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Grasslands in southern South America are extensive ecosystems which harbor a unique biodiversity; however, studies on the evolution of their taxa are scarce. Here we studied the phylogeography and population history of the Correndera Pipit (Anthus correndera),...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5886
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The vertebrate fauna of the Late Cretaceous Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation has been studied for nearly three decades, yet the fossil-rich unit continues to produce new information about life in western North America approximately 97 million...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5883
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The Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Morocco and equivalent beds in Algeria have produced a rich fossil assemblage, yielding, amongst others, isolated sauropod teeth, which can be used in species diversity studies. These Albian-Cenomanian (∼113–93.9 Ma) strata rarely...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5925

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