Peer-reviewed Articles

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With the increase in anthropogenic activities metal pollution is also increased and needs to be closely monitored. In this study honeybees were used as bioindicators to monitor metal pollution. Metal pollution in honeybees represents pollution present in air, water...

["Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5197
88 downloads
599 views

This study quantifies contributions of different food sources in the winter diet of the Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) in coastal waters of the Lithuanian Baltic Sea using non-lethal avian sampling. We highlight the application of stable sulphur isotope ratios...

["Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5128
111 downloads
489 views

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
90 downloads
498 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
145 downloads
757 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
112 downloads
542 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
159 downloads
966 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
170 downloads
971 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
272 downloads
1,102 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
162 downloads
650 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
303 downloads
1,598 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
145 downloads
991 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
3 citations
212 downloads
907 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
3 citations
152 downloads
740 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
296 downloads
1,427 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

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