Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
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595 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
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297 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
58 downloads
335 views

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
55 downloads
199 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
110 downloads
449 views

Background A key strategy in biodiversity conservation is the establishment of protected areas. In the future, however, the redistribution of species in response to ongoing climate change is likely to affect species’ representativeness in those areas. Here we quantify...

["Conservation Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4689
58 downloads
172 views

Cycads are an ancient group of gymnosperms that are popular as landscaping plants, though nearly all of them are threatened or endangered in the wild. The cycad aulacaspis scale (CAS), Aulacaspis yasumatsui Takagi (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), has become one of the...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4832
152 downloads
737 views

The Internal Transcribed Spacer 2 (ITS2) rRNA gene is a commonly targeted genetic marker to assess diversity of Symbiodinium, a dinoflagellate genus of algal endosymbionts that is pervasively associated with marine invertebrates, and notably reef-building corals....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4816
272 downloads
1,644 views

Tetrapod tracks in eolianites are widespread in the fossil record since the late Paleozoic. Among these ichnofaunas, the ichnogenus Chelichnus is the most representative of the Permian tetrapod ichnological record of eolian deposits of Europe, North America and...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4764
102 downloads
440 views

Predicting the impacts of ocean acidification in coastal habitats is complicated by bio-physical feedbacks between organisms and carbonate chemistry. Daily changes in pH and other carbonate parameters in coastal ecosystems, associated with processes such as photosynthesis...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4739
251 downloads
1,822 views

Background The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the world’s most iconic coral reef ecosystem, recognised internationally as a World Heritage Area of outstanding significance. Safeguarding the biodiversity of this universally important reef is a core legislative objective;...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4747
1 citation
129 downloads
633 views

Several authors have shown that the sounds of anurans can be used as an indicator of climate change. Hence, the recording, storage and further processing of a huge number of anuran sounds, distributed over time and space, are required in order to obtain this indicator....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4732
119 downloads
581 views

Anthropogenic climate change is a significant global driver of species distribution change. Although many species have undergone range expansion at their poleward limits, data on several taxonomic groups are still lacking. A common method for studying range shifts...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4647
255 downloads
936 views

Accelerating anthropogenic climate change threatens to destroy coral reefs worldwide through the processes of bleaching and disease. These major contributors to coral mortality are both closely linked with thermal stress intensified by anthropogenic climate change....

["Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4494
237 downloads
1,191 views

Land use and climate change are affecting the abundance and distribution of species. The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB) is a very diverse region due to geological history, geographic position, and climate. It is also one of the most disturbed regions in Mexico....

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4618

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