Peer-reviewed Articles

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Human-carnivore conflicts over livestock depredation are increasingly common, yet little is understood about the role of husbandry in conflict mitigation. As shepherds and guarding dogs are most commonly used to curb carnivore attacks on grazing livestock, evaluation...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3049
46 downloads
337 views

Wildlife collision data are ubiquitous, though challenging for making ecological inference due to typically irreducible uncertainty relating to the sampling process. We illustrate a new approach that is useful for generating inference from predator data arising...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3014
35 downloads
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The Cape Floristic Region—the world’s smallest and third richest botanical hotspot—has benefited from sustained levels of taxonomic effort and exploration for almost three centuries, but how close is this to resulting in a near-complete plant species inventory?...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2984
135 downloads
539 views

Following study of the external morphology and its unmatched variability throughout ontogeny and a re-examination of selected morphological characters based on many specimens of diplomystids from Central and South Chile, we revised and emended previous specific...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2991
144 downloads
675 views

Background Protected areas, regarded today as a cornerstone of nature conservation, result from an array of multiple motivations and opportunities. We explored at global and regional levels the current distribution of protected areas along biophysical, human, and...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2989
49 downloads
183 views

Background The adaptive maintenance of flower color variation is frequently attributed to pollinators partly because they preferentially visit certain flower phenotypes. We tested whether Gentiana lutea—which shows a flower color variation (from orange to yellow)...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2882
61 downloads
290 views

To assess whether demographic declines of Arctic species at the southern limit of their range will be gradual or punctuated, we compared large-scale environmental patterns including sea ice dynamics to ringed seal (Pusa hispida) reproduction, body condition, recruitment,...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2957
468 downloads
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Sawfishes (Pristidae) were formerly abundant in the western Indian Ocean, but current data on sawfish presence and distribution are lacking for most of the region. This paper summarises historical records of sawfishes in Mozambican waters and presents the findings...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2950
56 downloads
160 views

Background This study investigates orbitally-forced range dynamics at a regional scale by exploring the evolutionary history of Nymania capensis (Meliaceae) across the deeply incised landscapes of the subescarpment coastal lowlands of South Africa; a region that...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2965
47 downloads
224 views

We investigated population dynamics, breeding pairs, breeding habitat selection, nest density, distance between neighboring nests, nest survival, reproductive success, and recruitment rate for Black-necked Cranes (BNC, Grus nigricollis) during 2013–2015 in Yanchiwan...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2939
127 downloads
348 views

Background and Aims The charismatic Himantoglossum s.l. clade of Eurasian orchids contains an unusually large proportion of taxa that are of controversial circumscriptions and considerable conservation concern. Whereas our previously published study addressed the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2893
51 downloads
322 views

Background In arid systems with no surface water, deep boreholes in ephemeral river beds provide for humans and animals. With continually increasing infrastructure development for tourism in arid wildlife parks such as the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in southern...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2923
53 downloads
194 views

Genetic diversity is one of the pillars of conservation biology research. High genetic diversity and abundant genetic variation in an organism may be suggestive of capacity to adapt to various environmental changes. The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2917
146 downloads
1,456 views

Reports of livestock depredation by large predators were systematically collected at three study sites in northwestern Zimbabwe from 2008–2013. We recorded 1,527 incidents (2,039 animals killed and 306 injured). Lions (Panthera leo) and spotted hyaenas (Crocuta...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2898
142 downloads
536 views

We present the first study that evaluates jaguar-puma interactions in the arid lands of northern Mexico, where jaguars have their northernmost breeding population and both predators are persecuted for livestock depredation. We tested whether jaguars are the dominant...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2886

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