Peer-reviewed Articles

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
12 downloads
109 views

Knowledge on how functional responses (a measurement of feeding interaction strength) are affected by patch size and habitat complexity (represented by refuge availability) is crucial for understanding food-web stability and subsequently biodiversity. Due to their...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2993
21 downloads
254 views

Acute temperature fluctuations are common in surface waters, and aquatic organisms may manifest physiological responses to punctuated temperature spikes long before behavioral responses. Ectotherms, especially cryophilic stenotherms such as those endemic to Lake...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2864
10 downloads
59 views

Facilitation cascades generated by co-occurring foundation species can enhance the abundance and diversity of associated organisms. However, it remains poorly understood how differences among native and invasive species in their ability to exploit these positive...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2848
39 downloads
348 views

Plants and insects are key components of terrestrial ecosystems and insect herbivory is the most important type of interaction in these ecosystems. This study presents the first analysis of associations between plants and insects for the early Miocene Hindon Maar...

["Ecology","Paleontology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2985
123 downloads
637 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
344 views

White-streaked grouper (Epinephelus ongus) is an important fisheries target and forms spawning aggregations at particular spawning grounds. The aims of the present study were to investigate the ecological characteristics of annual spawning aggregations such as...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3000
208 downloads
1,017 views

Marker gene sequencing of microbial communities has generated big datasets of microbial relative abundances varying across environmental conditions, sample sites and treatments. These data often come with putative phylogenies, providing unique opportunities to...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2969
71 downloads
266 views

Including food production in non-food systems, such as rubber plantations and biofuel or bioenergy crops, may contribute to household food security. We evaluated the potential for planting rice, mungbean, rice cultivar mixtures, and rice intercropped with mungbean...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2975
57 downloads
746 views

Pots (also known as traps) are baited fishing gears widely used in commercial fisheries, and are being considered as a tool for harvesting Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Pots produce lower environmental impacts than many other...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2953
34 downloads
288 views

We evaluate the population genetic structure of the intertidal barnacle Jehlius cirratus across a broad portion of its geographic distribution using data from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene region. Despite sampling diversity from over 3,000 km...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2971
49 downloads
176 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
75 downloads
872 views

The Coppermine River in western Nunavut is one of Canada’s great Arctic rivers, yet its vascular plant flora is poorly known. Here, we report the results of a floristic inventory of the lower Coppermine River valley and vicinity, including Kugluk (Bloody Falls)...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2835
90 downloads
734 views

Larvae of malacostracan crustaceans represent a large fraction of modern day zooplankton. Plankton is not only a major part of the modern marine ecosystem, but must have played an important role in the ecosystems of the past as well. Unfortunately, our knowledge...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2966
60 downloads
281 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

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