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Resolving human–wildlife conflicts requires the assessment and implementation of appropriate technical measures that minimize negative impacts on socio-economic uses, including agriculture, and ensure the adequate protection of biological diversity. Rice paddies...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4518
36 downloads
410 views

A new genus Kindia (Pavetteae, Rubiaceae) is described with a single species, Kindia gangan, based on collections made in 2016 during botanical exploration of Mt Gangan, Kindia, Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The Mt Gangan area is known for its many endemic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4666
31 downloads
224 views

Background Organic waste is one of the most important anthropogenic food subsidies used by different species. However, there is little information about the health impact that rubbish dumps produce on species foraging in these sites. Methods We studied the effect...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4645
37 downloads
264 views

Background A study on the Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida was carried out between 2002 and 2009 in wetlands of eastern Spain to evaluate how water level fluctuation affects its reproductive success (hatching, fledgling and breeding success). This species is catalogued...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4548
58 downloads
274 views

Reliable abundance estimates for species are fundamental in ecology, fisheries, and conservation. Consequently, predictive models able to provide reliable estimates for un- or poorly-surveyed locations would prove a valuable tool for management. Based on commonly...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4566
27 downloads
168 views

Rapid urbanization and agricultural development has resulted in the degradation of ecosystems, while also negatively impacting ecosystem services (ES) and urban sustainability. Identifying conservation priorities for ES and applying reasonable management strategies...

["Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4597
509 downloads
6,990 views

Science communication is seen as critical for the disciplines of ecology and conservation, where research products are often used to shape policy and decision making. Scientists are increasing their online media communication, via social media and news. Such media...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4564
143 downloads
836 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
38 downloads
209 views

Background The hatch window that varies from 24 to 48 h is known to influence post-hatch performance of chicks. A narrow hatch window is needed for commercial poultry industry to acquire a high level of uniformity of chick quality. Hatching synchronization observed...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4634
95 downloads
1,100 views

The common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, is widely distributed along the western coast of South America. In Ecuador, a resident population of bottlenose dolphins inhabits the inner estuarine area of the Gulf of Guayaquil located in the southwestern part...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4589
300 downloads
1,910 views

It is a common belief that feral honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera L.) were eradicated in Europe through the loss of habitats, domestication by man and spread of pathogens and parasites. Interestingly, no scientific data are available, neither about the past nor...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4602
105 downloads
868 views

Background The introduction of northern snakehead (Channa argus; Anabantiformes: Channidae) and their subsequent expansion is one of many problematic biological invasions in the United States. This harmful aquatic invasive species has become established in various...

["Conservation Biology","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4581
83 downloads
1,307 views

Collisions with glass are a serious threat to avian life and are estimated to kill hundreds of millions of birds per year in the United States. We monitored 22 buildings at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) in Blacksburg, Virginia, for collision...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4562
218 downloads
1,902 views

Background As a landscape architect and a major seed disperser, the lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is an important indicator of the ecological health of certain habitats. Therefore, reliable data regarding tapir populations are fundamental in understanding...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4591
147 downloads
1,464 views

Citizen science approaches are of great interest for their potential to efficiently and sustainably monitor wildlife populations on both public and private lands. Here we present two studies that worked with volunteers to set camera traps for ecological surveys....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Science and Medical Education","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4536

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