Peer-reviewed Articles

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With the increase in anthropogenic activities metal pollution is also increased and needs to be closely monitored. In this study honeybees were used as bioindicators to monitor metal pollution. Metal pollution in honeybees represents pollution present in air, water...

["Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5197
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The antimicrobial additive triclosan has been used in personal care products widely across the globe for decades. Triclosan resistance has been noted among Vibrio spp., but reports have been anecdotal and the extent of phenotypic triclosan resistance across the...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Public Health","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5170
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Background Plant-water relations have been of significant concern in forestry and ecology studies in recent years, yet studies investigating the annual differences in the characteristics of inter-class water consumption in trees are scarce. Methods We classified...

["Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5164
58 downloads
1,369 views

Streams and their surrounding riparian habitats are linked by reciprocal exchanges of insect prey essential to both aquatic and terrestrial consumers. Aquatic insects comprise a large proportion of total prey in riparian habitats and are opportunistically exploited...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5141
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1,018 views

Black corals (Antipatharians) are crucial structural and ecological components of many mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs; reefs 30–150 m depth). In Mexico, black corals are harvested for the jewellery industry, which has historically led to population depletion....

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5129
43 downloads
446 views

Background Changes in climate are predicted to influence parasite and pathogen infection patterns in terrestrial and marine environments. Increases in temperature in particular may greatly alter biological processes, such as host-parasite interactions. For example,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5046
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223 views

The rapid development of China’s textile industry (TI) has led to severe water environmental stress. Water environmental stress of China’s TI mainly comes from large quantities of discharged wastewater and chemical oxygen demand (COD). The sustainable development...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5112
59 downloads
374 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
70 downloads
848 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
75 downloads
498 views

Aquatic ecosystems serve as a dissemination pathway and a reservoir of both antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARG). In this study, we investigate the role of the bacterial sporobiota to act as a vector for ARG dispersal in aquatic...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4989
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Frame Lake, located within the city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, has been identified as requiring significant remediation due to its steadily declining water quality and inability to support fish by the 1970s. Former gold mining operations and...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4850
90 downloads
448 views

Observations indicate that temperature and precipitation patterns changed dramatically in Xinjiang, northwestern China, between 1961 and 2015. Dramatic changes in climatic conditions can bring about adverse effects. Specifically, meteorological drought severity...

["Statistics","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4926
61 downloads
584 views

The bio-chemical and physical characteristics of a river are directly affected by water temperature, which thereby affects the overall health of aquatic ecosystems. It is a complex problem to accurately estimate water temperature. Modelling of river water temperature...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4894
66 downloads
680 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
99 downloads
438 views

Urban estuarine sediments are sinks to a range of contaminants of anthropogenic origin, and a key challenge is to characterize the risk of these compounds to receiving environments. In this study, the toxicity of urban estuarine sediments was tested using acute...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Ecotoxicology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4936

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