Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Cloud forests are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the Americas, as well as one of the richest in biological diversity in the world. The species inhabiting these forests are susceptible to environmental changes and characterized by high levels of geographic...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5733
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Oaks (Quercus) comprise more than 400 species worldwide and centres of diversity for most sections lie in the Americas and East/Southeast Asia. The only exception is the Eurasian sect. Cerris that comprises about 15 species, most of which are confined to western...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5793
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This contribution adopts the taxonomic concept approach, including the use of taxonomic concept labels (name sec. [according to] source) and region connection calculus-5 (RCC–5) articulations and alignments. Prior to this study, the broad-nosed weevil genus Minyomerus...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5633
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Limited gene flow between populations due to geographic distance, presence of barriers or inherent low dispersal ability leads to the formation of genetically structured populations. Strong population structure indicates lowered levels or absence of gene flow which...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5752
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Background Ecosystem engineers are species that transform habitats in ways that influence other species.While the impacts of many engineers have been well described, our understanding of how their impact varies along environmental gradients remains limited. Although...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5612
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Background Biogeographers assess how species distributions and abundances affect the structure, function, and composition of ecosystems. Yet we face a major challenge: it is difficult to precisely map species across landscapes. Novel Earth observations could overcome...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5666
570 downloads
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The unparalleled biodiversity found in the American tropics (the Neotropics) has attracted the attention of naturalists for centuries. Despite major advances in recent years in our understanding of the origin and diversification of many Neotropical taxa and biotic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5644
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Background Comparative phylogeography enables the study of historical and evolutionary processes that have contributed to shaping patterns of contemporary genetic diversity across co-distributed species. In this study, we explored genetic structure and historical...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5684
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Background Variability in the ecological impacts of invasive species across their geographical ranges may decrease the accuracy of risk assessments. Comparative functional response analysis can be used to estimate invasive consumer-resource dynamics, explain impact...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5634
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Genetic studies of the Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) have so far focused on populations from Europe and North America, although the largest distribution area of brown bears is in Asia. In this study, we reveal population genetic parameters for the brown bear...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5660
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Background Assemblage responses to environmental gradients are key to understand the general principles behind the assembly and functioning of communities. The spatially and temporally uneven distribution of water availability in drylands creates strong aridity...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5210
66 downloads
387 views

Over the last decades several studies have identified that the directional changes in climate induced by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are affecting the ecology of desert ecosystems. In the Southwest United States, the impacts of climate change to...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5623
192 downloads
570 views

A phylogenetic taxonomy of species in the Cyrtodactylus peguensis group from the Ayeyarwady Basin of Myanmar is constructed based on color pattern, morphology, and molecular systematic analyses using the mitochondrial gene NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2. Newly collected...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5575
118 downloads
629 views

Background The unique and complex paleoclimatic and paleogeographic events which affected the Mediterranean Sea since late Miocene deeply influenced the distribution and evolution of marine organisms and shaped their genetic structure. Following the Messinian salinity...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5560
41 downloads
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Background Swertia perennis(Gentianaceae) is a perennial diploid and clonal plant species that is discontinuously distributed in peat bogs in the mountains of Europe, Asia and North America as well as in the lowlands of Europe. The current geographical dispersion...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5512

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