Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
88 downloads
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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
109 downloads
687 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
142 downloads
585 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
112 downloads
602 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
176 downloads
845 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
139 downloads
627 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
184 downloads
1,058 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
191 downloads
1,051 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
316 downloads
1,241 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
168 downloads
725 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
335 downloads
1,743 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
5 citations
173 downloads
1,110 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
4 citations
231 downloads
1,003 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
167 downloads
835 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

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