Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Elephant camps are among the most attractive destinations in Thailand for tourists from many countries. A wide range of management strategies are used by these camps, which can have varied impacts on health and welfare of elephants. Methods This study...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5996
65 downloads
297 views

Background Population growth at all scales and rapid rates of urbanization, particularly in the global South, are placing increasing pressure on ecosystems and their ability to provide services essential for human well-being. The spatial consideration of threats...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5723
292 downloads
995 views

Background Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) are used in impact evaluation in a range of fields. However, despite calls for their greater use in environmental management, their use to evaluate landscape scale interventions remains rare. Payments for Ecosystem Services...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5753
1 citation
76 downloads
333 views

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
91 downloads
859 views

Collision rates between aircraft and birds have been rising worldwide. The increases in both air traffic and population sizes of large-bodied birds in cities lacking urban planning result in human-wildlife conflicts, economic loss and even lethal casualties. Black...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5491
74 downloads
282 views

Understanding the habitat use of wildlife species is important for effective management. Nebraska has a variety of habitat types, with the majority being covered by rangeland and cropland. These habitat types likely influence the harvest of mule deer (MD; Odocoileus...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5510
1 citation
190 downloads
1,135 views

Conservation authorities invest heavily in the restoration and/or creation of wetlands to counteract the destruction of habitat caused by urbanization. Monitoring the colonization of these new wetlands is critical to an adaptive management process. We conducted...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5423
83 downloads
395 views

Background The long-term evolution of preferences for nature is crucial to conservation projects, given their targeted long-term horizons. Neglecting to account for this evolution could lead to undesirable human–nature relationships. This study compares the willingness...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5366
1 citation
204 downloads
694 views

Water-related ecosystem services (WESs) arise from the interaction between water ecosystems and their surrounding terrestrial ecosystems. They are critical for human well-being as well as for the whole ecological circle. An urgent service-oriented reform for the...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5041
3 citations
1,026 downloads
16,125 views

Primates occur in 90 countries, but four—Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—harbor 65% of the world’s primate species (439) and 60% of these primates are Threatened, Endangered, or Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4869
187 downloads
944 views

Law enforcement is widely regarded as a cornerstone to effective natural resource management. Practical guidelines for the optimal use of enforcement measures are lacking particularly in areas protected under sustainable and/or mixed use management regimes and...

["Legal Issues","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4856
1 citation
245 downloads
825 views

Background Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) is a promising approach to minimize the conflicts between socio-economic activities and landscape conservation. However, its application on extensive systems of livestock production can be challenging. The main difficulties...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4867
158 downloads
637 views

Invasive species management can be a victim of its own success when decades of effective control cause memories of past harm to fade and raise questions of whether programs should continue. Economic analysis can be used to assess the efficiency of investing in...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4824
171 downloads
794 views

An estimated two billion people worldwide currently suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, and almost one billion are calorie deficient. Providing adequate nutrition is a growing global challenge. Seafood is one of the most important sources of both protein and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Global Health","Nutrition","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4733
2 citations
152 downloads
752 views

Background Water level fluctuations in endorheic lakes are highly susceptible to even slight changes in climate and land use. Devils Lake (DL) in North Dakota, USA is an endorheic system that has undergone multi-decade flooding driven by changes in regional climate....

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4711

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