Peer-reviewed Articles

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The present research investigated the response of silver maple (Acer saccharinum L.) to salt treatment. The short- and long-term effects of NaCl and CaCl2 treatments on plant fitness characteristics (growth parameters, leaf chlorophyll content) and biochemical...

["Plant Science","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5958
65 downloads
396 views

Snowfall is a global phenomenon highly integrated with hydrology and ecology. Forays into studying bioaerosols and their dependence on aeolian movement are largely constrained to either precipitation-independent analyses or in silico models. Though snowpack and...

["Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5961
87 downloads
260 views

In coastal marsh ecosystems, porewater salinity strongly affects vegetation distribution and productivity. To simulate marsh porewater salinity, an integrated, spatially explicit model was developed, accounting for tidal inundation, evaporation, and precipitation,...

["Biosphere Interactions","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5911
2 citations
85 downloads
366 views

Amphibian populations fluctuate naturally in size and range and large datasets are required to establish trends in species dynamics. To determine population trends for the endangered Suweon Treefrog (Dryophytes suweonensis), we conducted aural surveys in 2015,...

["Biodiversity","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Impacts","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5568
129 downloads
447 views

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
132 downloads
780 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
196 downloads
708 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
2 citations
144 downloads
712 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
1 citation
202 downloads
969 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
165 downloads
704 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
215 downloads
1,232 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
2 citations
222 downloads
1,155 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
3 citations
370 downloads
1,441 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
2 citations
180 downloads
863 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
370 downloads
1,924 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

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