Peer-reviewed Articles

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Extremes in climate, such as heat waves and drought, are expected to become more frequent and intense with forecasted climate change. Plant species will almost certainly differ in their responses to these stressors. We experimentally imposed a heat wave and drought...

["Ecosystem Science","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4394
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147 views

Many estuaries are becoming increasingly eutrophic from human activities within their catchments. Nutrient loads often are used to assess risk of eutrophication to estuaries, but such data are expensive and time consuming to obtain. We compared the percent of fertilized...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4378
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Excluding grazers is one of most efficient ways to restore degraded grasslands in desert-steppe communities, but may negatively affect the recovery of plant species diversity. However, diversity differences between grazed and fenced grasslands in desert-steppe...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4359
62 downloads
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Cancer cases result in 13% of all deaths worldwide. Unwanted side effects in patients under conventional treatments have led to the search for beneficial alternative therapies. Microalgae synthesize compounds with known in vitro and in vivo biological activity...

["Biotechnology","Ecosystem Science","Oncology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4358
224 downloads
934 views

Interest in the ecology of sponges on coral reefs has grown in recent years with mounting evidence that sponges are becoming dominant members of reef communities, particularly in the Caribbean. New estimates of water column processing by sponge pumping activities...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4343
50 downloads
553 views

Microorganisms are ubiquitous in freshwater aquatic environments, but little is known about their abundance, diversity, and transport. We designed and deployed a remote-operated water-sampling system onboard an unmanned surface vehicle (USV, a remote-controlled...

["Biodiversity","Bioengineering","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4290
47 downloads
504 views

Anthropogenic pressures on aquatic systems have placed a renewed focus on biodiversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates. By combining classical taxonomy and DNA barcoding we identified 39 species of caddisflies from the Crooked River, a unique and sensitive system...

["Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4221
58 downloads
237 views

Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, salt ponds offer coastal breeding and a nursery habitat for fishes and they provide abundant invertebrates,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4194
1 citation
77 downloads
471 views

Background Pesticide application is the dominant control method for arthropod pests in broad-acre arable systems. In Australia, organophosphate pesticides are often applied either prophylactically, or reactively, including at higher concentrations, to control crop...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4179
76 downloads
332 views

The use of multiple sampling areas in landscape genetic analysis has been recognized as a useful way of generalizing the patterns of environmental effects on organism gene flow. It reduces the variability in inference which can be substantially affected by the...

["Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4135
194 downloads
2,544 views

Coral reefs are commonly associated with oligotrophic, well-illuminated waters. In 2013, a healthy coral reef was discovered in one of the least expected places within the Colombian Caribbean: at the entrance of Cartagena Bay, a highly-polluted system that receives...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4119
143 downloads
552 views

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) play an essential role in complex ecosystems. However, the species diversity and composition of AMF communities remain unclear in semi-arid mountains. Further, it is not well understood if the characteristics of AMF community...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4155
1 citation
98 downloads
385 views

Background L. pneumophila is the main causative agent of Legionnaires’ disease. Free-living amoeba in natural aquatic environments is the reservoir and shelter for L. pneumophila. From natural water sources, L. pneumophila can colonize artificial environments such...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4114
200 downloads
484 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
89 downloads
434 views

Habitat restoration projects are often conducted when prior use or extraction of natural resources results in land degradation. The success of restoration programmes, however, is variable, and studies that provide evidence of long term outcomes are valuable for...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3942

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