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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become an essential tool in ecology, biogeography, evolution and, more recently, in conservation biology. How to generalize species distributions in large undersampled areas, especially with few samples, is a fundamental...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2849
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Hagenia is an endangered monotypic genus endemic to the topical mountains of Africa. The only species, Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel, is an important medicinal plant producing bioactive compounds that have been traditionally used by African communities as...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2846
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A freshwater “mussel mortality threshold” was explored as a function of porewater ammonium (NH4+) concentration, mussel biomass, and total nitrogen (N) utilizing a numerical model calibrated with data from mesocosms with and without mussels. A mortality threshold...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2838
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Background Nest selection is widely regarded as a key process determining the fitness of individuals and viability of animal populations. For marine turtles that nest on beaches, this is particularly pivotal as the nesting environment can significantly control...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2770
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Wind energy generation holds the potential to adversely affect wildlife populations. Species-wide effects are difficult to study and few, if any, studies examine effects of wind energy generation on any species across its entire range. One species that may be affected...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2830
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Introduction Theory predicts that habitat fragmentation, by reducing population size and increasing isolation among remnant populations, can alter their genetic diversity and structure. A cascade of effects is expected: genetic drift and inbreeding after a population...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2764
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Background The range, population size and trend of large carnivores are important parameters to assess their status globally and to plan conservation strategies. One can use linear models to assess population size and trends of large carnivores from track-based...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2662
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Premise of the Study The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is situated between 18S and 26S in a polycistronic rRNA precursor transcript. It had been proved to be the most commonly sequenced region across plant species to resolve phylogenetic relationships...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2638
75 downloads
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Populations of the big-headed turtle Platysternon megacephalum are declining at unprecedented rates across most of its distribution in Southeast Asia owing to unsustainable harvest for pet, food, and Chinese medicine markets. Research on Asian freshwater turtles...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2784
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Vegetation response to nutrient addition can vary across space, yet studies that explicitly incorporate spatial pattern into experimental approaches are rare. To explore whether there are unique spatial scales (grains) at which grass response to nutrients and herbivory...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2745
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The effective management of invasive species requires detailed understanding of the invader’s life history. This information is essential for modeling population growth and predicting rates of expansion, quantifying ecological impacts and assessing the efficacy...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2730
202 downloads
847 views

In face of a dramatic decline of wild bee species in many rural landscapes, potential conservation functions of urban areas gain importance. Yet effects of urbanization on pollinators, and in particular on wild bees, remain ambiguous and not comprehensively understood....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2729
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Coral reefs in Moorea, French Polynesia, suffered catastrophic coral mortality through predation by Acanthaster planci from 2006 to 2010, and Cyclone Oli in 2010, yet by 2015 some coral populations were approaching pre-disturbance sizes. Using long-term study plots,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2544
71 downloads
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Great rivers were generally looked at as the geographical barrier to gene flow for many taxonomic groups. The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world, and flows across South China and into the East China Sea. Up until now, few studies have been carried...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2654
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Conservationists often propagate rare species to improve their long-term population viability. However, seed dormancy can make propagation efforts challenging by substantially lowering seed germination. Here I statistically compare several pretreatment options...

["Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2621

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