Peer-reviewed Articles

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Satellite chlorophyll a (chl a) observations have repeatedly noted summertime phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific subtropical gyre (NPSG), a region of open ocean that is far removed from any land-derived or Ekman upwelling nutrient sources. These blooms are...

["Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5387
29 downloads
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Antarctica, with its severe conditions, is poor in terrestrial fauna species. However, an increase in human presence together with climate change may cause an influx of non-native species. Here we report a significant increase in colonized area of one of the few...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5408
52 downloads
202 views

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
49 downloads
248 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
66 downloads
408 views

To assess protistan grazing impact and temperature sensitivity on plankton population dynamics, we measured bulk and species-specific phytoplankton growth and herbivorous protist grazing rates in Disko Bay, West Greenland in April-May 2011. Rate estimates were...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5264
48 downloads
177 views

The limiting effects of stressors like desiccation, light and salinity on seagrass growth and distribution are well-studied. However, little is known about their interactive effects, and whether such effects might differ among populations that are adapted to different...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5234
63 downloads
1,080 views

Background Dung accumulation in rangelands can suppress plant growth, foul pastures, and increase pest pressure. Here, we describe the arthropod community of dung in eastern South Dakota, and quantify their contributions to dung degradation using an exclusion cage...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5220
58 downloads
258 views

Long-term and seasonal changes in production and respiration were surveyed in the Valle de Bravo reservoir, Mexico, in a period during which high water-level fluctuations occurred (2006–2015). We assessed the community metabolism through oxygen dynamics in this...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5205
45 downloads
328 views

The aerial and ground methods of counting birds in a coastal area during different ice conditions were compared. Ice coverage of water was an important factor affecting the results of the two methods. When the water was ice-free, more birds were counted from the...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5195
70 downloads
269 views

Background Over the last decades sub-Saharan Africa has experienced severe land degradation and food security challenges linked to loss of soil fertility and soil organic matter (SOM), recurrent drought and increasing population. Although primary production in...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5232
72 downloads
357 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
67 downloads
270 views

River damming causes a decrease in water current velocity which leads to an increase in richness and abundance of organisms atypical for running waters. Zooplankton is a representative example of such organisms. The influx of zooplankton from carp ponds is an additional...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5087
1 citation
91 downloads
458 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
356 downloads
2,267 views

The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5096
90 downloads
951 views

Anthropogenic (or human-caused) wildfire is an increasingly important driver of ecological change on Pacific islands including southeastern Polynesia, but fire ecology studies are almost completely absent for this region. Where observations do exist, they mostly...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5114

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