Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
63 downloads
206 views

Climate change has determined shifts in distributions of species and is likely to affect species in the future. Our study aimed to (i) demonstrate the linkage between spatial climatic variability and the current and historical Dubas bug (Ommatissus lybicus Bergevin)...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5545
56 downloads
204 views

Background The need for energy sources with low greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable production encourages the search for alternative biomass sources. However, the use of biomass fuels faces the problem of storage, transport and lower energy densities. Low-density...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5504
43 downloads
213 views

Background Global change produces pervasive negative impacts on biodiversity worldwide. Land use change and biological invasions are two of the major drivers of global change that often coexist; however, the effects of their interaction on natural habitats have...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5529
34 downloads
265 views

Because of the environmental sensitivity of the Black Sea, as a semi-enclosed sea, any subsea oil spill can cause destructive impacts on the marine environment and beaches. Employing numerical modeling as a prediction tool is one of the most efficient methods to...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5448
86 downloads
345 views

Background Despite numerous tests of Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis (DNH) evidence for its support or rejection is still contradictory. We tested a DNH derived prediction stating that nonnative species (NNS) without native congeneric relatives (NCR) will spread...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5444
71 downloads
289 views

Background Rapid urbanization in semi-arid regions necessitates greater cooling, humidifying, and shading services from urban trees, but maximizing these services requires an exact understanding of their association with forest characteristics and background street...

["Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5450
114 downloads
1,819 views

Background Spatial scale is important when studying ecological processes. The Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a large sexually dimorphic tetraonid that is endemic to the sagebrush biome of western North America. The impacts of oil and gas (OAG)...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5417
117 downloads
456 views

The distribution of biodiversity within the Amazon basin is often structured by sharp environmental boundaries, such as large rivers. The Amazon region is also characterized by subtle environmental clines, but how they might affect the distributions and abundance...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5424
471 downloads
3,744 views

Ocean temperatures have been accelerating at an alarming rate mainly due to anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions. This has led to an increase in the severity and duration of coral bleaching events. Predicted projections for the state of reefs do not take into account...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5347
80 downloads
309 views

Background China has the largest lead–acid battery (LAB) industry and market around the world, and this situation causes unavoidable emissions of Pb and other pollutants. Methods On the basis of a field survey on a starting–lighting–ignition (SLI) LAB plant in...

["Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5238
66 downloads
276 views

The use of microalgae in biotechnological processes has received much attention worldwide. This is primarily due to the fact that they are inexpensive to grow, requiring only sunlight and CO2, whilst lending themselves to a range of uses, such as to reduce CO2...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5295
104 downloads
1,517 views

Industrial activities play a key role in the economic well-being of a country but they usually involve processes with a more or less profound environmental impact, including emission of pollutants. Among them, much attention has been given to airborne particulate...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5322
52 downloads
295 views

In the context of future aquaculture intensification, a longitudinal ten-year evaluation of the current traditional rainbow trout production in Ireland was performed. Publically available and independent data obtained from local authorities were gathered and analysed....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5281
70 downloads
303 views

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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