Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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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
61 downloads
578 views

Habitat degradation associated with resource development is a major ecological concern, particularly in Canada’s boreal zone where limited information on biodiversity is available. Habitat degradation can lead to reductions in biodiversity and ecosystem function,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5447
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
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
57 downloads
472 views

Endemic amphipods (Amphipoda, Crustacea) of the most ancient and large freshwater Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia) are a highly diverse group comprising >15% of all known species of continental amphipods. The extensive endemic biodiversity of Baikal amphipods provides...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5329
29 downloads
177 views

Predator pressure is a fundamental force driving changes at all levels of the community structure. It may protect native ecosystems from alien species. Therefore, resistance to diverse predators resulting from a universal anti-predator strategy seems crucial for...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5311
28 downloads
351 views

Phenotypic plasticity is central to an organism’s ability to adapt to variable environmental conditions. For aquatic organisms, exposure to elevated salt levels poses a challenge and organisms may fail to tolerate or survive much higher levels short-term. Here...

["Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5277
92 downloads
602 views

The use of behaviour in ecotoxicology is expanding, however the lack of standardisation and validation of these assays currently presents a major drawback in moving forward in the development of behavioural assays. Furthermore, there is a current paucity of control...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology","Zoology","Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5271
143 downloads
2,750 views

This contribution describes seven new species of fossil stoneflies from Cretaceous Burmese amber, all of which are dedicated to present and past members of the Rolling Stones. Two species—Petroperla mickjaggeri gen. nov. sp. nov. and Lapisperla keithrichardsi gen....

["Entomology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5354
82 downloads
318 views

Background Aquatic subterranean species often exhibit disjunct distributions, with high level of endemism and small range, shaped by vicariance, limited dispersal, and evolutionary rates. We studied the disjunct biogeographic patterns of an endangered blind cave...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5268
82 downloads
1,269 views

Environmental enrichment is widely used to improve welfare and behavioral performance of animal species. It ensures housing of laboratory animals in environments with space and complexity that enable the expression of their normal behavioral repertoire. Auditory...

["Neuroscience","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5162
44 downloads
263 views

Algae with potential biotechnological applications in different industries are commonly isolated from the environment in order to obtain pure (axenic) stocks that can be safely stored for long periods of time. To obtain axenic cultures, antibiotics are frequently...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Cell Biology","Environmental Sciences","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5143
63 downloads
270 views

Long-term and seasonal changes in production and respiration were surveyed in the Valle de Bravo reservoir, Mexico, in a period during which high water-level fluctuations occurred (2006–2015). We assessed the community metabolism through oxygen dynamics in this...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5205
61 downloads
663 views

Mite-fungal interactions play a key role in structuring core ecosystem processes such as nutrient dynamics. Despite their ecological relevance, these cross-kingdom interactions remain poorly understood particularly in extreme environments. Herein, we investigated...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Mycology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5200
90 downloads
1,483 views

Streams and their surrounding riparian habitats are linked by reciprocal exchanges of insect prey essential to both aquatic and terrestrial consumers. Aquatic insects comprise a large proportion of total prey in riparian habitats and are opportunistically exploited...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5141

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