Peer-reviewed Articles

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Blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, are ubiquitous along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the USA. These organisms play an integral role in the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), where not only are they a keystone species, but are also socioeconomically...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5985
34 downloads
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The effects of environmental and species structure on soil eukaryotic microbes inhabiting semi-arid mountains remain unclear. Furthermore, whether community assembly differs in a variety of soil habitat types, for example, artificial forest, artificial bush, farmland,...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6042
57 downloads
299 views

Changes in the mean and variance of phenotypic traits like wing and head morphology are frequently used as indicators of environmental stress experienced during development and may serve as a convenient index of urbanization exposure. To test this claim, we collected...

["Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5940
82 downloads
863 views

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
40 downloads
313 views

The Yongjiang river is a large, shallow, hyper-trophic, freshwater river in Guangxi, China. To investigate the presence of microcystin-RR, microcystin-LR, and microcystin-YR (MC-RR, MC-LR, and MC-YR) in the Yongjiang river and describe their correlation with environmental...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5955
72 downloads
326 views

Latest advances in topographic data acquisition techniques have greatly enhanced the possibility to analyse landscapes in order to understand the processes that shaped them. High-resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), such as LiDAR-derived ones, provide detailed...

["Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5903
46 downloads
269 views

The decomposition processes of accumulated cyanobacteria can release large amounts of organic carbon and affect the carbon cycling in shallow eutrophic lakes. However, the migration and transformation mechanisms of dissolved carbon (DC) require further study and...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5922
1 citation
68 downloads
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The size and structure of social groups of animals can be governed by a range of ecological factors and behavioral interactions. In small, highly site-attached coral reef fishes, group size is often constrained by the size of the habitat patch they are restricted...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5841
38 downloads
430 views

Moso bamboo has large potential to alleviate global warming through carbon sequestration. Since soil respiration (Rs) is a major source of CO2 emissions, we analyzed the dynamics of soil respiration (Rs) and its relation to environmental factors in a Moso bamboo...

["Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5747
70 downloads
370 views

Background There is a growing interest in the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using plant extract because the technique is cost effective, eco-friendly and environmentally benign. This is phasing out the use of toxic and hazardous chemical earlier...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Environmental Impacts","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5865
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
106 downloads
547 views

Soil organic carbon (SOC) is an important soil property that has profound impact on soil quality and plant growth. With 140 soil samples collected from Ebinur Lake Wetland National Nature Reserve, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, this research evaluated...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5714
86 downloads
618 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
699 downloads
10,325 views

Antibiotic resistance in our pathogens is medicine’s climate change: caused by human activity, and resulting in more extreme outcomes. Resistance emerges in microbial populations when antibiotics act on phenotypic variance within the population. This can arise...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5801

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