Peer-reviewed Articles

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Ostracods are one of the major groups of marine benthos, inhabiting virtually all oceanic environments worldwide, and a total of 31 species have been recorded in genus Euphilomedes Kornicker, 1967. In the present study, we describe a new species Euphilomedes biacutidens...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3488
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Three species of the sea stars are reported from the waters of the northwestern Pacific. These species were referred by earlier authors as Henricia spiculifera or H. leviuscula spiculifera. Two of them, H. lineata and H. uluudax, were recently described from the...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3489
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Background Shrubs play a key role in biogeochemical cycles, prevent soil and water erosion, provide forage for livestock, and are a source of food, wood and non-wood products. However, despite their ecological and societal importance, the influence of different...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3446
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New records of the Oligo–Miocene mekosuchine crocodylian, Baru, from Queensland and the Northern Territory are described. Baru wickeni and Baru darrowi are accepted as valid species in the genus and their diagnoses are revised. Both species are present in Queensland...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Palaeontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3458
28 downloads
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Loss of biodiversity caused by impact of elephants (Loxodonta africana) on African woodlands may require a management response, but any action should be based on an understanding of why elephants choose to utilise trees destructively. Comprehension of elephant...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3453
62 downloads
307 views

Wind energy has rapidly become an important alternative among renewable energies, and it is generally considered clean. However, little is known about its impact at the level of ecological communities, especially in biodiversity hotspots. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3424
55 downloads
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Background and Aims Cryptic peracarids are an important component of the coral reef fauna in terms of diversity and abundance, yet they have been poorly studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the taxonomic richness and abundance of cryptic peracarids in...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3411
53 downloads
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Ex situ management strategies play an important role in the conservation of threatened species when the wild survival of the species cannot be ensured. Molecular markers have become an outstanding tool for the evaluation and management of captive breeding programs....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3447
37 downloads
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Background Picea chihuahuana, which is endemic to Mexico, is currently listed as “Endangered” on the Red List. Chihuahua spruce is only found in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO), Mexico. About 42,600 individuals are distributed in forty populations. These populations...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3452
86 downloads
499 views

Background Within the root endosphere, fungi are known to be important for plant nutrition and resistance to stresses. However, description and understanding of the rules governing community assembly in the fungal fraction of the plant microbiome remains scarce....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3454
83 downloads
449 views

Although large-bodied tropical forest birds are impacted by both habitat loss and fragmentation, their patterns of habitat occupancy will also depend on the degree of forest habitat disturbance, which may interact synergistically or additively with fragmentation...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3442
67 downloads
613 views

Local-scale ecological information is critical as a sound basis for spatial management and conservation and as support for ongoing research in relatively unstudied areas. We conducted visual surveys of fish and benthic communities on nine reefs (3–24 km from shore)...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3410
228 downloads
1,853 views

Invasive lionfish are assumed to significantly affect Caribbean reef fish communities. However, evidence of lionfish effects on native reef fishes is based on uncontrolled observational studies or small-scale, unrepresentative experiments, with findings ranging...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3270
55 downloads
277 views

Identifying species groups is an important yet difficult task, with there being no single accepted definition as to what constitutes a species, nor a set of criteria by which they should be delineated. Employing the General Lineage Concept somewhat circumvents...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3310
86 downloads
528 views

Climate change is predicted to lead to more extreme weather events, including changes to storm frequency, intensity and location. Yet the ecological responses to storms are incompletely understood for sandy shorelines, the globe’s longest land-ocean interface....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3360

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