Peer-reviewed Articles

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Previous work on the US Atlantic coast has generally shown that coastal foredunes are dominated by two dune grass species, Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass) and Uniola paniculata (sea oats). From Virginia northward, A. breviligulata dominates, while...

["Biosphere Interactions","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4932
116 downloads
1,105 views

Background The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is known to aggregate in a number of coastal locations globally, however what causes these aggregations to form where they do is largely unknown. This study examines whether bathymetry is an important driver of coastal...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4904
139 downloads
699 views

The pond turtle Emys trinacris is an endangered endemic species of Sicily showing a fragmented distribution throughout the main island. In this study, we applied “Ensemble Niche Modelling”, combining more classical statistical techniques as Generalized Linear Models...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4969
55 downloads
154 views

Timely and accurate crop type distribution maps are an important inputs for crop yield estimation and production forecasting as multi-temporal images can observe phenological differences among crops. Therefore, time series remote sensing data are essential for...

["Agricultural Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4834
46 downloads
222 views

Viewshed analysis is a GIS tool in standard use for more than two decades to perform numerous scientific and practical tasks. The reliability of the resulting viewshed model depends on the computational algorithm and the quality of the input digital surface model...

["Ecosystem Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4835
113 downloads
376 views

Soil salinization is one of the most common forms of land degradation. The detection and assessment of soil salinity is critical for the prevention of environmental deterioration especially in arid and semi-arid areas. This study introduced the fractional derivative...

["Soil Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4703
235 downloads
1,184 views

Land use and climate change are affecting the abundance and distribution of species. The Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB) is a very diverse region due to geological history, geographic position, and climate. It is also one of the most disturbed regions in Mexico....

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4618
179 downloads
1,400 views

Pacific martens (Martes caurina humboldtensis) in coastal forests of Oregon and northern California in the United States are rare and geographically isolated, prompting a petition for listing under the Endangered Species Act. If listed, regulations have the potential...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4530
114 downloads
966 views

Background Wetlands are highly productive systems that supply a host of ecosystem services and benefits. Nonetheless, wetlands have been drained and filled to provide sites for building houses and roads and for establishing farmland, with an estimated worldwide...

["Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4540
167 downloads
1,247 views

The degradation of subterranean habitats is believed to represent a serious threat for the conservation of obligate subterranean dwellers (troglobites), many of which are short-range endemics. However, while the factors influencing cave biodiversity remain largely...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4531
133 downloads
651 views

Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger Mosquito, vector of Chikungunya, Dengue Fever and Zika viruses, has proven its hardy adaptability in expansion from its natural Asian, forest edge, tree hole habitat on the back of international trade transportation, re-establishing...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4474
232 downloads
958 views

Brunei Bay, which receives freshwater discharge from four major rivers, namely Limbang, Sundar, Weston and Menumbok, hosts a luxuriant mangrove cover in East Malaysia. However, this relatively undisturbed mangrove forest has been less scientifically explored, especially...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4397
280 downloads
4,104 views

Bird collisions with windows are an important conservation concern. Efficient mitigation efforts should prioritize retrofitting sections of glass exhibiting the highest mortality of birds. Most collision studies, however, record location meta-data at a spatial...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4215
116 downloads
559 views

The use of multiple sampling areas in landscape genetic analysis has been recognized as a useful way of generalizing the patterns of environmental effects on organism gene flow. It reduces the variability in inference which can be substantially affected by the...

["Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4135
253 downloads
1,122 views

Subtropical dry forests are among the most vulnerable biomes to land transformation at a global scale. Among them, the Dry Chaco suffers an accelerated change due to agriculture expansion and intensification. The Dry Chaco ecoregion is characterized by high levels...

["Biogeography","Biosphere Interactions","Conservation Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2605

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