Peer-reviewed Articles

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Previous work on the US Atlantic coast has generally shown that coastal foredunes are dominated by two dune grass species, Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass) and Uniola paniculata (sea oats). From Virginia northward, A. breviligulata dominates, while...

["Biosphere Interactions","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4932
66 downloads
329 views

Human influenced atmospheric reactive nitrogen (RN) is impacting ecosystems in Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO). Due to ROMO’s protected status as a Class 1 area, these changes are concerning, and improving our understanding of the contributions of different...

["Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4759
119 downloads
562 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
81 downloads
375 views

Resolving human–wildlife conflicts requires the assessment and implementation of appropriate technical measures that minimize negative impacts on socio-economic uses, including agriculture, and ensure the adequate protection of biological diversity. Rice paddies...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4518
132 downloads
757 views

The Hawaiian Islands offer a unique opportunity to test how changes in the properties of an isolated ecosystem are propagated through the organisms that occur within that ecosystem. The age-structured arrangement of volcanic-derived substrates follows a regular...

["Biochemistry","Biogeography","Ecology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4527
142 downloads
769 views

Current research posits that all multicellular organisms live in symbioses with associated microorganisms and form so-called metaorganisms or holobionts. Cnidarian metaorganisms are of specific interest given that stony corals provide the foundation of the globally...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4449
2 citations
225 downloads
882 views

Background Hundreds of millions of domestic carnivores worldwide have diverse positive affiliations with humans, but can provoke serious socio-ecological impacts when free-roaming. Unconfined dogs (Canis familiaris) and cats (Felis catus) interact with wildlife...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4124
142 downloads
500 views

Terrestrial runoff, resuspension events and dredging can affect filter-feeding sponges by elevating the concentration of suspended sediments, reducing light intensity, and smothering sponges with sediments. To investigate how sponges respond to pressures associated...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3904
286 downloads
1,365 views

Background With the increase in human population, and the growing realisation of the importance of urban biodiversity for human wellbeing, the ability to predict biodiversity loss or gain as a result of land use change within urban settings is important. Most models...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3914
4 citations
123 downloads
817 views

Knowledge about the distribution and habitat preferences of a species is critical for its conservation. The Suweon Treefrog (Dryophytes suweonensis) is an endangered species endemic to the Republic of Korea. We conducted surveys from 2014 to 2016 at 890 potentially...

["Biosphere Interactions","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3872
2 citations
193 downloads
735 views

Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most toxic heavy metals and is difficult to be removed from contaminated soil and water. Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), as an energy crop, exhibits a valuable potential to develop Cd polluted sites due to its use as a biofuel...

["Plant Science","Toxicology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3621
2 citations
143 downloads
585 views

Global amphibian decline is due to several factors: habitat loss, anthropization, pollution, emerging diseases, and global warming. Amphibians, with complex life cycles, are particularly susceptible to habitat alterations, and their survival may be impaired in...

["Biosphere Interactions","Conservation Biology","Environmental Impacts","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3791
263 downloads
1,239 views

Urbanization transforms undeveloped landscapes into built environments, causing changes in communities and ecological processes. Flying arthropods play important roles in these processes as pollinators, decomposers, and predators, and can be important in structuring...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3620
1 citation
351 downloads
1,010 views

Coral reef ecosystems of the South Pacific are extremely vulnerable to plastic pollution from oceanic gyres and land-based sources. To describe the extent and impact of plastic pollution, the distribution of both macro- (>5 mm) and microplastic (plastic < 5 mm)...

["Biosphere Interactions","Conservation Biology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3733
121 downloads
463 views

The structural dynamics of host–parasitoid populations play a key role in the mechanism of natural community development with invasive species. Species invading new habitats experience coevolution with their newly acquired natural enemies, and their population...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3610

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