Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi live in various plant compartments including leaves and roots. These plant-associated microbial communities have many effects on host fitness and function. Global climate change is impacting plant species distributions,...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5293
344 downloads
2,932 views

Ocean temperatures have been accelerating at an alarming rate mainly due to anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions. This has led to an increase in the severity and duration of coral bleaching events. Predicted projections for the state of reefs do not take into account...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5347
64 downloads
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Background High sea surface temperatures resulted in widespread coral bleaching and mortality in Mayotte Island (northern Mozambique channel, Indian Ocean: 12.1°S, 45.1°E) in April–June 2010. Methods Twenty three representative coral genera were sampled quantitatively...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5305
55 downloads
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Most experimental studies measuring the effects of climate change on terrestrial C cycling have focused on processes that occur at relatively short time scales (up to a few years). However, climate-soil C interactions are influenced over much longer time scales...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5356
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Climate change is altering the phenology of trophically linked organisms, leading to increased asynchrony between species with unknown consequences for ecosystem services. Although phenological mismatches are reported from several ecosystems, experimental evidence...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5269
81 downloads
504 views

Background Climate change is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, pushing species to shift their distribution ranges and making existing protected areas inadequate. Estimating species distribution and potential modifications under climate change are then...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5222
73 downloads
363 views

Background Many species of birds are morphologically and physiologically adapted for migration. Migratory movements of birds can range from thousands of kilometers, such as when birds migrate from wintering to breeding sites in summer, to several kilometers, such...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5131
86 downloads
345 views

Environmentally induced epigenetic changes may contribute to phenotypic plasticity, increase adaptive potential in changing environments, and play a key role in the establishment and spread of invasive species in new habitats. In this study, we used methylation-sensitive...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5003
61 downloads
456 views

We conducted a spatially explicit, stochastic, individually based population viability analysis for the Hawaiian common gallinule (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis), an endangered subspecies of waterbird endemic to fragmented coastal wetlands in Hawai‘i. This subspecies...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4990
358 downloads
468 views

This work evaluates the experimental warming effects on phenology and grain yield components of wheat in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, México, using CIRNO C2008 variety from Triticum durum L., as a model during the cropping cycle of 2016–2017 (December to April). Infrared...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5064
201 downloads
1,074 views

The pond turtle Emys trinacris is an endangered endemic species of Sicily showing a fragmented distribution throughout the main island. In this study, we applied “Ensemble Niche Modelling”, combining more classical statistical techniques as Generalized Linear Models...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4969
116 downloads
852 views

Southern New England salt marsh vegetation and habitats are changing rapidly in response to sea-level rise. At the same time, fiddler crab (Uca spp.) distributions have expanded and purple marsh crab (Sesarma reticulatum) grazing on creekbank vegetation has increased....

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4876
87 downloads
513 views

A seven-year long, two-factorial experiment using elevated temperatures (5 °C) and CO2 (concentration doubled compared to ambient conditions) designed to test the effects of global climate change on plant community composition was set up in a Subarctic ecosystem...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4843
1 citation
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Background The main goal of this contribution was to define the ecological niche of the guanaco (Lama guanicoe), to describe potential distributional changes, and to assess the relative importance of niche conservatism and divergence processes between the two lineages...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4907
86 downloads
378 views

In order to save resources, honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies in the temperate zones stop brood rearing during winter. Brood rearing is resumed in late winter to build up a sufficient worker force that allows to exploit floral resources in upcoming spring. The...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4801

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