Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Several anatomical studies provide evidence that green turtles (Chelonia mydas) possess the necessary anatomy for colour vision. Behavioural experiments have previously been conducted with newly emerged hatchlings, concluding that they are attracted...

["Animal Behavior","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5572
43 downloads
198 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
64 downloads
220 views

Grassland is one of the most represented, while at the same time, ecologically endangered, land cover categories in the European Union. In view of the global climate change, detecting its change is growing in importance from both an environmental and a socio-economic...

["Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5487
68 downloads
417 views

Shifts in the abundance of grasses and woody plants in drylands have occurred several times during the Holocene. However, our understanding of the rates and dynamics of this state-change in recent decades is limited to scattered studies conducted at disparate spatial...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5474
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
246 downloads
3,490 views

The number of shark-human interactions and shark bites per capita has been increasing since the 1980s, leading to a rise in measures developed to mitigate the risk of shark bites. Yet many of the products commercially available for personal protection have not...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5554
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
104 downloads
355 views

Mulberry (Morus alba L.) represents one of the most commonly utilized plants in traditional medicine and as a nutritional plant used worldwide. The polyhydroxylated alkaloid 1-deoxynojirimycin (DNJ) is the major bioactive compounds of mulberry in treating diabetes....

["Biochemistry","Genomics","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5443
70 downloads
415 views

Background Invasive alien plants with long-lived dormant seed banks and fast growth rates are difficult to manage. Acacia mearnsii and Acacia melanoxylon are two such invaders in the southern Cape of South Africa which occasionally co-occur with a native, ecologically...

["Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5466
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
161 downloads
2,171 views

Invasive macroalgae pose a serious threat to coral reef biodiversity by monopolizing reef habitats, competing with native species, and directly overgrowing, and smothering reef corals. Several invasive macroalgae (Eucheuma clade E, Kappaphycus clade A and B, Gracilaria...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5332
63 downloads
523 views

Bioenergy crops, such as sugarcane, have the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through fossil fuel substitution. However, increased sugarcane propagation and recent management changes have raised concerns that these practices may deplete soil carbon...

["Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5398
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
82 downloads
373 views

GPS tracking has been increasingly used for wildlife studies in recent decades, but its performance has not been fully assessed, especially for newly developed lightweight transmitters. We assessed the performance of eight GPS transmitters developed in China by...

["Zoology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5320
90 downloads
343 views

Understanding the habitat use and spatial distribution of wildlife can help conservationists determine high-priority areas and enhance conservation efforts. We studied the wintering habitat use, preference, and utilization distribution of two crane species, that...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5105

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