Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Captive populations are considered a key component of ex situ conservation programs. Research on multiple taxa has shown the differential success of maintaining demographic versus genetic stability and viability in captive populations. In typical captive populations,...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5803
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Recent changes in climate are transforming the situation of life on Earth, including impacting the conservation status of many plant and animal species. This study aims to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on a medicinal plant that is known to be heat-tolerant,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5792
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Managing the number of grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) mortalities to a sustainable level is fundamental to bear conservation. All known grizzly bear deaths are recorded by management agencies but the number of human-caused grizzly bear deaths that are not recorded...

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5781
63 downloads
847 views

Deep-sea corals in Southern California are diverse and abundant but subject to multiple stressors, including bottom-contact fisheries using mobile and fixed gear. There is a need for more information on the distribution of these taxa in relation to the distribution...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5697
49 downloads
562 views

The prevalence of artificial light at night (ALAN) is increasing rapidly around the world. The potential physiological costs of this night lighting are often evident in life history shifts. We investigated the effects of chronic night-time exposure to ecologically...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5599
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Eelgrass (Zostera marina) has been designated an Ecologically Significant Species in Atlantic Canada. The development and rapid expansion of netpen finfish aquaculture into sensitive coastal habitats has raised concerns about the impacts of finfish aquaculture...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5630
217 downloads
784 views

Background Maintaining and restoring connectivity between source populations is essential for the long term viability of wide-ranging species, many of which occur in landscapes that are under pressure to meet increasing infrastructure needs. Identifying barriers...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5587
69 downloads
579 views

We use a novel individual-based model (IBM) to simulate larval dispersal around the island of Moloka‘i in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Our model uses ocean current output from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model (MITgcm) as well as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5688
38 downloads
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A solid understanding of the spatial ecology of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) is fundamental to their effective conservation. Yet this species, like many marine migratory species, is challenging to monitor and manage because they utilise a variety of habitats...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5651
350 downloads
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The Gila robusta species complex in the Lower Colorado River Basin has a complicated taxonomic history. Recent authors have separated this group into three nominal taxa, G. robusta, G. intermedia, and G. nigra, however aside from location, no reliable method of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5605
154 downloads
892 views

Background Avian collisions with man-made objects and vehicles (e.g., buildings, cars, airplanes, power lines) have increased recently. Lights have been proposed to alert birds and minimize the chances of collisions, but it is challenging to choose lights that...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5404
32 downloads
169 views

Dystrophic lakes undergo natural disharmonic succession, in the course of which an increasingly complex and diverse, mosaic-like pattern of habitats evolves. In the final seral stage, the most important role is played by a spreading Sphagnum mat, which gradually...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5662
47 downloads
459 views

Background Polyploid specimens are usually characterized by greater exuberance: they reach larger sizes and/or have a larger number of some organs. Festuca amethystina L. belongs to the section Aulaxyper. Based on morphological features, four subspecies of F. amethystina...

["Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5576
54 downloads
398 views

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
45 downloads
179 views

Tetraena mongolica Maxim (Zygophyllaceae) is an endangered species endemic to western Inner Mongolia and China, and is currently threatened by habitat loss and human over-exploitation. We explored the genetic background, its genetic diversity, population structure,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5645

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