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Background A number of biotic and abiotic factors have been proposed as drivers of geographic variation in species richness. As biotic elements, inter-specific interactions are the most widely recognized. Among abiotic factors, in particular for plants, climate...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3932
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563 views

Lakes are dynamic and complex ecosystems that can be influenced by physical, chemical, and biological processes. Additionally, individual lakes are often chemically and physically distinct, even within the same geographic region. Here we show that differences in...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3937
318 downloads
967 views

Background The Brazilian Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest regions and plays a key role in biodiversity conservation as well as climate adaptation and mitigation. The government has created a network of protected areas (PAs) to ensure long-term conservation...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3902
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275 views

To understand how communities function and generate abundance, I develop a framework integrating elements from the stress gradient and resource partitioning concepts. The framework suggests that guild abundance depends on environmental and spatial factors but also...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3885
63 downloads
335 views

To understand the mechanism of photosynthetic inhibition and generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in Symbiodinium types under stress, chemicals such as dichlorophenyl dimethylurea (DCMU) are widely used. Moreover, DCMU and recently menthol were used to generate...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3843
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1,089 views

Background Horizontal gene transfer, the transfer and incorporation of genetic material between different species of organisms, has an important but poorly quantified role in the adaptation of microbes to their environment. Previous work has shown that genome size...

["Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3865
54 downloads
260 views

Background The changing climate, particularly in regard to temperature and precipitation, is already affecting tree species’ distributions. Pinus armandii, which dominates on the Yungui Plateau and in the Qinba Mountains in China, is of economic, cultural and ecological...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3807
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Objective To determine the profile of 14 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and 23 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in serum of domestic canines and whether this was predictive of thyroid hormone status. Samples Serum samples were collected from 51 client-owned...

["Environmental Sciences","Toxicology","Veterinary Medicine","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3780
45 downloads
258 views

Ages of jolthead porgy (Calamus bajonado Schneider 1801) (n = 635) from Florida commercial and recreational fisheries from 2008–2016 were determined using sectioned sagittal otoliths. We determined, using edge-type analysis, that opaque zones were annular, forming...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3774
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328 views

Aim Application of organic materials into agricultural systems enhances plant growth and yields, and improves soil fertility and structure. This study aimed to examine the effects of “compost extract (CE)”, a soil conditioner, and bio-organic manure (BOM) on the...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3775
176 downloads
884 views

Here we describe an efficient and effective technique for rearing sexually-derived coral propagules from spawning through larval settlement and symbiont uptake with minimal impact on natural coral populations. We sought to maximize larval survival while minimizing...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3732
100 downloads
377 views

In order to understand the distribution and prevalence of Ommatissus lybicus (Hemiptera: Tropiduchidae) as well as analyse their current biographical patterns and predict their future spread, comprehensive and detailed information on the environmental, climatic,...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3752
80 downloads
401 views

Host-associated microbial communities are ubiquitous among animals, and serve important functions. For example, the bacterial skin microbiome of amphibians can play a role in preventing or reducing infection by the amphibian chytrid fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis....

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3688
135 downloads
877 views

Quantification of fine-scale movement, performance, and energetics of hunting by large carnivores is critical for understanding the physiological underpinnings of trophic interactions. This is particularly challenging for wide-ranging terrestrial canid and felid...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3701
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427 views

Salt marshes in northern Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA were oiled, sometimes heavily, in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Previous studies indicate that fiddler crabs (in the genus Uca) and the salt marsh periwinkle (Littoraria irrorata) were negatively...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Zoology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3680

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