Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
47 downloads
186 views

The Bertalanffy–Pütter growth model describes mass m at age t by means of the differential equation dm/dt = p * ma − q * mb. The special case using the von Bertalanffy exponent-pair a = 2/3 and b = 1 is most common (it corresponds to the von Bertalanffy growth...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5973
130 downloads
654 views

Demand for lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) has increased exponentially over the last decade, both for their roe, which is used as a caviar substitute, and increasingly also as cleaner fish to control sea lice in salmon farming. The species is classified as Near Threatened...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5974
50 downloads
497 views

Background Captive cetacean attractions are growing in number globally, their operators citing entertainment, education, and conservation as benefits. Those for and against developing such attractions claim public support. Previous public opinion research, however,...

["Conservation Biology","Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5953
54 downloads
236 views

The aim of this work is to show a methodological proposal for the analysis of soil intervention values in mine tailings in order to determine the intervention requirements in the commune of Andacollo in northern Chile. The purpose of this analysis is to guide the...

["Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5879
43 downloads
211 views

Most valuable cured products from Iberian pigs come from pure bred animals raised for a final grazing-fattening period where pigs eat mainly acorns, a low protein energy rich fruit. This is a nutritional challenge for animals fed equilibrated diets from weaning....

["Agricultural Science","Anthropology","Nutrition","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5861
64 downloads
283 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
288 downloads
964 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
102 downloads
524 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
131 downloads
1,078 views

Deep-sea corals in Southern California are diverse and abundant but subject to multiple stressors, including bottom-contact fisheries using mobile and fixed gear. There is a need for more information on the distribution of these taxa in relation to the distribution...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5697
69 downloads
313 views

Lead (Pb) is a ubiquitous pollutant which poses serious threats to plants, animals and humans once entered into the food chain via contaminated industrial effluents on their discharge into the surface of water bodies and/or geological materials. This study aimed...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5672
63 downloads
383 views

A solid understanding of the spatial ecology of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) is fundamental to their effective conservation. Yet this species, like many marine migratory species, is challenging to monitor and manage because they utilise a variety of habitats...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5651
89 downloads
357 views

Locating wolf (Canis lupus) homesites is valuable for understanding the foraging behavior, population dynamics, and reproductive ecology of wolves during summer. During this period wolf pack members (adults and pups) readily respond to simulated wolf howls (i.e.,...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5629
62 downloads
671 views

Exploring the human dimensions of forest fires is a crucial, although often overlooked, aspect of wildfire research, since wildfires often have important socio-economic impacts and humans are nowadays the main cause of wildfires in many areas of the world. We carried...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5657
119 downloads
291 views

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

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