Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The proportion of females calving (PFC) each year has been employed as an indicator of population reproductive performance in ungulates, especially for species that breed annually, because it requires less detailed population data than inter-birthing intervals...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5430
67 downloads
350 views

Background Spatial scale is important when studying ecological processes. The Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a large sexually dimorphic tetraonid that is endemic to the sagebrush biome of western North America. The impacts of oil and gas (OAG)...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5417
53 downloads
429 views

Roads may have an important negative effect on animal dispersal rate and mortality and thus the functioning of local populations. However, road verges may be surrogate habitats for invertebrates. This creates a conservation dilemma around the impact of roads on...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5413
37 downloads
171 views

Antarctica, with its severe conditions, is poor in terrestrial fauna species. However, an increase in human presence together with climate change may cause an influx of non-native species. Here we report a significant increase in colonized area of one of the few...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5408
88 downloads
354 views

The distribution of biodiversity within the Amazon basin is often structured by sharp environmental boundaries, such as large rivers. The Amazon region is also characterized by subtle environmental clines, but how they might affect the distributions and abundance...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5424
83 downloads
740 views

Conservation authorities invest heavily in the restoration and/or creation of wetlands to counteract the destruction of habitat caused by urbanization. Monitoring the colonization of these new wetlands is critical to an adaptive management process. We conducted...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5423
52 downloads
197 views

Background The open pulled straw (OPS) vitrification method has been successfully applied in mouse, pig, and goat embryos as well as in buffalo oocytes, but it has not yet been applied to the microinjected embryos. This study examined the effects of OPS vitrification...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Conservation Biology","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5420
103 downloads
1,648 views

Invasive macroalgae pose a serious threat to coral reef biodiversity by monopolizing reef habitats, competing with native species, and directly overgrowing, and smothering reef corals. Several invasive macroalgae (Eucheuma clade E, Kappaphycus clade A and B, Gracilaria...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5332
37 downloads
261 views

The larva and female of Perigomphus basicornis are described and illustrated, and compared with the larva and female of P. pallidistylus. The larva of P. basicornis differs from that of P. pallidistylus in having sternum 8 divided in five sclerites, abdominal segments...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5279
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It has been estimated that 44,000 Caretta caretta turtles die every year due to anthropomorphic activity in the Mediterranean Sea, and that longline fishing is one of the most significant causes of mortality. A total of 482 specimens of C. caretta were rescued...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5392
72 downloads
453 views

Roadkill has gradually become a common factor that has contributed to the decline of amphibians, and traffic volume is an important parameter that can be used to determine the impacts of roads. However, few researchers have studied the effects of either daily or...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5385
112 downloads
448 views

Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed) is a well-known invasive alien species in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and North America. The plant is known to have a negative impact on local biodiversity, flood risk and ecosystem services; but in the UK it is also considered...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5246
473 downloads
1,342 views

The whale shark Rhincodon typus was uplisted to ‘Endangered’ in the 2016 IUCN Red List due to >50% population decline, largely caused by continued exploitation in the Indo-Pacific. Though the Philippines protected the whale shark in 1998, concerns remain due to...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5231
44 downloads
257 views

Seabirds are important indicators of marine ecosystem health. Species within the order Procellariiformes are the most abundant seabird species group distributed from warm tropical to cold temperate regions including Antarctica. There is a paucity of information...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5243
67 downloads
256 views

Understanding the habitat use and spatial distribution of wildlife can help conservationists determine high-priority areas and enhance conservation efforts. We studied the wintering habitat use, preference, and utilization distribution of two crane species, that...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5105

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