Peer-reviewed Articles

Artificial night light has the potential to significantly alter visually-dependent species interactions. However, examples of disruptions of species interactions through changes in light remain rare and how artificial night light may alter predator–prey relationships...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4070

Accurate taxonomic resolution in light microscopy analyses of microalgae is essential to achieve high quality, comparable results in both floristic analyses and biomonitoring studies. A number of closely related diatom taxa have been detected to date co-occurring...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4159
20 downloads
147 views

Schizothorax wangchiachii is a key fish species in the stock enhancement program of the Yalong River hydropower project, China. Alizarin red S (ARS) was used to mark large numbers of juvenile S. wangchiachii in the Jinping Hatchery and later used to evaluate stock...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4142
22 downloads
145 views

Introduction Aquatic oligochaetes represent valuable indicators of the quality of sediments of watercourses and lakes, but their difficult identification based on morphological criteria compromises their more common use for eco-diagnostic analyses. This issue could...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4122
144 downloads
1,498 views

Our knowledge about the body morphology of many extinct early vertebrates is very limited, especially in regard to their post-thoracic region. The prompt disarticulation of the dermo-skeletal elements due to taphonomic processes and the lack of a well-ossified...

["Ecology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4081
264 downloads
5,364 views

Background Modern advances in sequencing technology have enabled the census of microbial members of many natural ecosystems. Recently, attention is increasingly being paid to the microbial residents of human-made, built ecosystems, both private (homes) and public...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4029
42 downloads
341 views

Communicative traits are strikingly diverse and may vary among populations of the same species. Within a population, these traits may also display seasonal variation. Chemical signals play a key role in the communication of many taxa. However, we still know far...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3992
44 downloads
262 views

Sustainable fisheries management is key to restoring and maintaining ecological function and benefits to people, but it requires accurate information about patterns of resource use, particularly fishing pressure. In most coral reef fisheries and other data-poor...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4089
77 downloads
417 views

Background The deep-sea hydrothermal vent is one of the most ‘extreme’ environments in the marine realm. Few species are capable of inhabiting such ecosystems, despite extremely high productivity there supported by microbial chemosynthesis, leading to high biomass...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4121
67 downloads
336 views

Information about the distribution and abundance of the habitat-forming sessile organisms in marine ecosystems is of great importance for conservation and natural resource managers. Spatial interpolation methodologies can be useful to generate this information...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4078
44 downloads
235 views

Intra- and interspecific interactions can be broken down into facilitative and competitive components. The net interaction between two organisms is simply the sum of these counteracting elements. Disentangling the positive and negative components of species interactions...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4049
128 downloads
1,041 views

Background Life history theory predicts that mothers should adjust reproductive investment depending on benefits of current reproduction and costs of reduced future reproductive success. These costs and benefits may in turn depend on the breeding female’s social...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4028
66 downloads
227 views

Terrestrial runoff, resuspension events and dredging can affect filter-feeding sponges by elevating the concentration of suspended sediments, reducing light intensity, and smothering sponges with sediments. To investigate how sponges respond to pressures associated...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3904
1 citation
118 downloads
742 views

Background Climate change and infectious diseases threaten animal and plant species, even in natural and protected areas. To cope with these changes, species may acclimate, adapt, move or decline. Here, we test for shifts in anuran distributions in the Luquillo...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4059
1 citation
62 downloads
406 views

Outdoor transmission of malaria and other vector borne diseases remains a problem. The WHO has recently recognized the need for suitable methods for assessing vector density outdoors and a number of tent-traps have been developed. Only one such trap, the Furvela...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3848

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