Peer-reviewed Articles

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It is generally feasible to classify different species of vegetation based on remotely sensed images, but identification of different sub-species or even cultivars is uncommon. Tea trees (Camellia sinensis L.) have been proven to show great differences in taste...

["Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4858
120 downloads
1,031 views

Sea cucumbers play an important role in the recycling and remineralization of organic matter (OM) in reef sands through feeding, excretion, and bioturbation processes. Growing demand from Asian markets has driven the overexploitation of these animals globally....

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4773
66 downloads
561 views

Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most numerous and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets....

["Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4685
109 downloads
726 views

Plant–microbial interactions in the litter layer represent one of the most relevant interactions for biogeochemical cycling as litter decomposition is a key first step in carbon and nitrogen turnover. However, our understanding of these interactions in the litter...

["Ecosystem Science","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4754
105 downloads
468 views

Predicting the impacts of ocean acidification in coastal habitats is complicated by bio-physical feedbacks between organisms and carbonate chemistry. Daily changes in pH and other carbonate parameters in coastal ecosystems, associated with processes such as photosynthesis...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4739
121 downloads
608 views

Dispersal and environmental selection are two of the most important factors that govern the distributions of microbial communities in nature. While dispersal rates are often inferred by measuring the degree to which community similarity diminishes with increasing...

["Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4735
84 downloads
369 views

The halophilic bacterial strain WB1 isolated from a hydrothermal vent was taxonomically characterized using multiple proxies, as Halomonas nitroreducens strain WB1. When grown on malt extract/yeast extract (MY) medium, it produced large quantities of exopolysaccharide...

["Biodiversity","Food Science and Technology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4684
97 downloads
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Background The biofilm of a methanol-fed, fluidized denitrification system treating a marine effluent is composed of multi-species microorganisms, among which Hyphomicrobium nitrativorans NL23 and Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens JAM1 are the principal bacteria...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4679
100 downloads
1,043 views

Recent advances have allowed for greater investigation into microbial regulation of mercury toxicity in the environment. In wetlands in particular, dissolved organic matter (DOM) may influence methylmercury (MeHg) production both through chemical interactions and...

["Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4575
228 downloads
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Background Magnetite-mediated direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) between Geobacter and Methanosarcina species is increasingly being invoked to explain magnetite stimulation of methane production in anaerobic soils and sediments. Although magnetite-mediated...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4541
81 downloads
511 views

Many estuaries are becoming increasingly eutrophic from human activities within their catchments. Nutrient loads often are used to assess risk of eutrophication to estuaries, but such data are expensive and time consuming to obtain. We compared the percent of fertilized...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4378
1 citation
120 downloads
627 views

Background Methylophaga nitratireducenticrescens strain JAM1 is a methylotrophic, marine bacterium that was isolated from a denitrification reactor treating a closed-circuit seawater aquarium. It can sustain growth under anoxic conditions by reducing nitrate (...

["Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4098
2 citations
137 downloads
605 views

The technology of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) has provided a new option for mitigating global anthropogenic emissions with unique advantages. However, the potential risk of gas leakage from CO2 sequestration and utilization processes has attracted...

["Biogeochemistry","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4024
1 citation
161 downloads
1,117 views

Proteobacteria capable of converting the greenhouse gas methane to biomass, energy, and carbon dioxide represent a small but important sink in global methane inventories. Currently, 23 genera of methane oxidizing (methanotrophic) proteobacteria have been described,...

["Biogeochemistry","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2116
3 citations
991 downloads
2,869 views

Phosphorus (P) is a critical nutrient used to maximize plant growth and yield. Current agriculture management practices commonly experience low plant P use efficiency due to natural chemical sorption and transformations when P fertilizer is applied to soils. A...

["Agricultural Science","Biogeochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2121

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