Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Exotic species introductions are a global phenomenon and protected areas are susceptible to them. Understanding the drivers of exotic species richness is vital for prioritizing natural resource management, particularly in developing countries with limited resources....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5514
61 downloads
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The intensification of young hillside Dimocarpus longan orchard cultivation has led to increase soil erosion and decrease soil fertility in South China. Leguminous crops are often used for improving soil properties. An approximately 2-year-long field experiment...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5536
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Background Recently, researches have begun to investigate the microbial communities associated with halophytes. Both rhizobacterial community composition and the environmental drivers of community assembly have been addressed. However, few studies have explored...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5508
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The uses of fluorescent microscopy and fluorescent probes, such as the metabolically activated probe CellTracker™  Green CMFDA (CTG), have become common in studies of living Foraminifera. This metabolic requirement, as well as the relatively quick production of...

["Cell Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5304
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Primarily, lithium (Li) resource development and wider application of Li-ion batteries result in Li pollution and concomitantly poses increasing and inevitable problems to environmental health and safety. However, information is rare about the scope of the remediation...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5559
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Wetlands are the major natural source of the greenhouse gas methane (CH4) and are also potentially an important source of nitrous oxide (N2O), though there is considerable variability among wetland types with some of the greatest uncertainty in freshwater mineral-soil...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5465
145 downloads
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Bird pollination is relatively common in the tropics, and especially in the Americas. In the predominantly Neotropical tribe Myrteae (Myrtaceae), species of two genera, Acca and Myrrhinium, offer fleshy, sugary petals to the consumption of birds that otherwise...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5426
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Background Citizen monitoring programs using acoustic data have been useful for detecting population and community patterns. However, they have rarely been used to study broad scale patterns of species traits. We assessed the potential of acoustic data to detect...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5370
188 downloads
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Background The use and partitioning of trophic resources is a central aspect of community function. On the ground of tropical forests, dozens of ant species may be found together and ecological mechanisms should act to allow such coexistence. One hypothesis states...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5467
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1,046 views

Understanding how genetic diversity is maintained within populations is central to evolutionary biology. Research on colour polymorphism (CP), which typically has a genetic basis, can shed light on this issue. However, because gene flow can homogenise genetic variation,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5462
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Equine Herpesviruses (EHV) are common and often latent pathogens of equids which can cause fatalities when transmitted to non-equids. Stress and elevated glucocorticoids have been associated with EHV reactivation in domestic horses, but little is known about the...

["Ecology","Virology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5422
97 downloads
407 views

Background Despite numerous tests of Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis (DNH) evidence for its support or rejection is still contradictory. We tested a DNH derived prediction stating that nonnative species (NNS) without native congeneric relatives (NCR) will spread...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5444
91 downloads
401 views

Maternal effects can substantially affect ecological and evolutionary processes in natural populations. However, as they often are environmentally induced, establishing their genetic basis is challenging. One important, but largely neglected, source of maternal...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5452
70 downloads
332 views

The success of many sessile invertebrates in marine benthic communities is linked to their ability to efficiently remove suspended organic matter from the surrounding water column. To investigate the diet of the barnacle Amphibalanus eburneus, a dominant suspension...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5485
63 downloads
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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

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