Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Paddies are an important anthropogenic source of methane emissions to the atmosphere, and they are impacted by heavy metal pollution. Nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co) pollution might either enhance or mitigate CH4 emission from paddy soils due to the total...

["Soil Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6274
55 downloads
242 views

The natural distribution, habitat, growth and evolutionary history of tree species are strongly dependent on ecological and genetic processes in ecosystems subject to fluctuating climatic conditions, but there have been few experimental comparisons of sensitivity...

["Climate Change Biology","Forestry","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6213
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Precipitation change and nitrogen deposition are not only hot topics of current global change but also the main environmental factors affecting plant growth in desert ecosystems. Thus, we performed an experiment of increased precipitation, nitrogen, and precipitation...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6158
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Improving the accuracy of predicting plant productivity is a key element in planning nutrient management strategies to ensure a balance between nutrient supply and demand under climate change. A calculation based on intercepted photosynthetically active radiation...

["Agricultural Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6240
42 downloads
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Tropical landscapes are changing rapidly due to changes in land use and land management. Being able to predict and monitor land use change impacts on species for conservation or food security concerns requires the use of habitat quality metrics, that are consistent,...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6190
51 downloads
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Understanding the physiological tolerances of ectotherms, such as thermal limits, is important in predicting biotic responses to climate change. However, it is even more important to examine these impacts alongside those from other landscape changes: such as the...

["Ecology","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6252
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Aquatic organisms inhabiting polluted waterways face numerous adverse effects, including physiological disruption by endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs). Little is known about how the temperatures associated with global climate change may influence the response...

["Genomics","Toxicology","Climate Change Biology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6156
65 downloads
348 views

Ocean acidification, the ongoing decline of surface ocean pH and [CO ${}_{3}^{2-}$ 3 2 − ] due to absorption of surplus atmospheric CO2, has far-reaching consequences for marine biota, especially calcifiers. Among these are teleost fishes, which internally calcify...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6152
57 downloads
255 views

Orchids are generally regarded as plants with an insignificant invasive potential and so far only one species has proved to be harmful for native flora. However, previous studies on Epipactis helleborine and Arundina graminifolia indicate that the ecological aspects...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6107
103 downloads
510 views

Background As the climate warms, many species of reptiles are at risk of habitat loss and ultimately extinction. Locations of suitable habitat in the past, present, and future were modeled for several lizard species using MaxEnt, incorporating climatic variables...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Paleontology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6128
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Coral reefs are degrading through the impacts of multiple anthropogenic stressors. How are coral reef communities going to change and how to protect them for future generations are important conservation questions. Using coral reef data from Mauritius, we examined...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6014
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417 views

Background Biocrusts, communities dominated by mosses, lichens, cyanobacteria, and other microorganisms, largely affect the carbon cycle of drylands. As poikilohydric organisms, their activity time is often limited to short hydration events. The photosynthetic...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5904
65 downloads
362 views

Metabolic critical temperatures define the range of ambient temperatures where endotherms are able to minimize energy allocation to thermogenesis. Examining the relationship between metabolic critical temperatures and basal metabolic rates (BMR) provides a unique...

["Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5725
155 downloads
553 views

Recent changes in climate are transforming the situation of life on Earth, including impacting the conservation status of many plant and animal species. This study aims to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on a medicinal plant that is known to be heat-tolerant,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5792
96 downloads
680 views

Global warming is leading to many unprecedented changes in the ocean-climate system. Sea levels are rising at an increasing rate and are amplifying the impact of storm surges along coastlines. As variability in the timing and strength of storm surges has been shown...

["Animal Behavior","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5786

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