Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
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847 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
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Background Biogeographers assess how species distributions and abundances affect the structure, function, and composition of ecosystems. Yet we face a major challenge: it is difficult to precisely map species across landscapes. Novel Earth observations could overcome...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5666
33 downloads
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Mangrove degradation is a well-documented trend, but the spread of mangroves within the Siangshan Wetland in Hsinchu, Taiwan, runs contrary to that trend. The spread of mangroves changes the structure and functions of habitats for benthic organisms, causes infilling...

["Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5670
217 downloads
784 views

Background Maintaining and restoring connectivity between source populations is essential for the long term viability of wide-ranging species, many of which occur in landscapes that are under pressure to meet increasing infrastructure needs. Identifying barriers...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5587
53 downloads
206 views

The hysteresis of the seasonal relationships between vegetation indices (VIs) and gross ecosystem production (GEP) results in differences between these relationships during vegetative and reproductive phases of plant development cycle and may limit their applicability...

["Agricultural Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5613
61 downloads
273 views

Background The leading cause of surface water impairment in United States’ rivers and streams is pathogen contamination. Although use of fecal indicators has reduced human health risk, current approaches to identify and reduce exposure can be improved. One important...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5610
83 downloads
265 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
89 downloads
477 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
71 downloads
312 views

Substantial efforts have been made to identify crop types by region, but few studies have been able to classify crops in early season, particularly in regions with heterogeneous cropping patterns. This is because image time series with both high spatial and temporal...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5431
305 downloads
1,484 views

Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5518
233 downloads
1,525 views

Potential natural vegetation (PNV) is the vegetation cover in equilibrium with climate, that would exist at a given location if not impacted by human activities. PNV is useful for raising public awareness about land degradation and for estimating land potential....

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5457
102 downloads
395 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
148 downloads
1,193 views

The demand for reproducible research is on the rise in disciplines concerned with data analysis and computational methods. Therefore, we reviewed current recommendations for reproducible research and translated them into criteria for assessing the reproducibility...

["Science Policy","Computational Science","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5072
1 citation
49 downloads
358 views

Historical GIS involves applying GIS to historical research. Using a unique method, I recovered historical tree survey information stored in bar chart figures of a 1956 publication. I converted PDF files to TIF files, which is a format for a GIS layer. I then employed...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5158

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