Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
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286 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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The global decrease in seawater pH known as ocean acidification has important ecological consequences and is an imminent threat for numerous marine organisms. Even though the deep sea is generally considered to be a stable environment, it can be dynamic and vulnerable...

["Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5671
31 downloads
171 views

Background Experiencing an adequate amount of cold temperatures over winter is necessary for many temperate tree species to break dormancy and flower in spring. Thus, changes in winter and spring temperatures associated with climate change may influence when trees...

["Climate Change Biology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5221
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Background Identifying biodiversity hotspots on a local scale, using multiple data sources, and ecological niche modeling, has the potential to contribute to more effective nature reserve management. Methods In this study, we used infrared-triggered camera trapping,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5622
69 downloads
139 views

Although stable carbon isotopic composition (δ13C) of plants has been widely used to indicate different water regimes in terrestrial ecosystems over the past four decades, the changes in the plant δ13C value under waterlogging have not been sufficiently clarified....

["Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5374
66 downloads
387 views

Over the last decades several studies have identified that the directional changes in climate induced by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are affecting the ecology of desert ecosystems. In the Southwest United States, the impacts of climate change to...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5623
60 downloads
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The previously undescribed dynamics of the heat shock protein HSP70 and subsequent lipid peroxidation products have been assessed alongside lactate dehydrogenase activity for Gammarus lacustris Sars, an amphipod species from the saltwater Lake Shira (Republic of...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5571
30 downloads
176 views

This paper reports the results of a ten-year monitoring program of an Atlantic Canadian population of green crabs, Carcinus maenas, in the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy. Intertidal densities, sex and reproductive ratios, juvenile recruitment, subtidal catch-per-unit-effort...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5566
81 downloads
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Climate change has determined shifts in distributions of species and is likely to affect species in the future. Our study aimed to (i) demonstrate the linkage between spatial climatic variability and the current and historical Dubas bug (Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin)...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5545
89 downloads
631 views

The increase in atmospheric CO2 due to anthropogenic activities is generating climate change, which has resulted in a subsequent rise in global temperatures with severe environmental impacts. Biological mitigation has been considered as an alternative for environmental...

["Computational Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5528
75 downloads
540 views

Wetlands are the major natural source of the greenhouse gas methane (CH4) and are also potentially an important source of nitrous oxide (N2O), though there is considerable variability among wetland types with some of the greatest uncertainty in freshwater mineral-soil...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5465
137 downloads
608 views

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
540 downloads
4,076 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
115 downloads
446 views

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

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