Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Camera loggers are increasingly used to examine behavioural aspects of free-ranging animals. However, often video loggers are deployed with a focus on specific behavioural traits utilizing small cameras with a limited field of view, poor light performance and video...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5459
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This paper reports the results of a ten-year monitoring program of an Atlantic Canadian population of green crabs, Carcinus maenas, in the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy. Intertidal densities, sex and reproductive ratios, juvenile recruitment, subtidal catch-per-unit-effort...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5566
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Background Parasites can play various roles in the invasion of non-native species, but these are still understudied in marine ecosystems. This also applies to invasions from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, the so-called Lessepsian migration....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5558
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Antarctica is seriously affected by climate change, particularly at the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) where a rapid regional warming is observed. Potter Cove is a WAP fjord at Shetland Islands that constitutes a biodiversity hotspot where over the last years,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5531
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The responses of photosynthetic organisms to light stress are of interest for both fundamental and applied research. Functional traits related to the photoinhibition, the light-induced loss of photosynthetic efficiency, are particularly interesting as this process...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5589
26 downloads
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The uses of fluorescent microscopy and fluorescent probes, such as the metabolically activated probe CellTracker™  Green CMFDA (CTG), have become common in studies of living Foraminifera. This metabolic requirement, as well as the relatively quick production of...

["Cell Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5304
154 downloads
891 views

Understanding how genetic diversity is maintained within populations is central to evolutionary biology. Research on colour polymorphism (CP), which typically has a genetic basis, can shed light on this issue. However, because gene flow can homogenise genetic variation,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5462
56 downloads
277 views

The success of many sessile invertebrates in marine benthic communities is linked to their ability to efficiently remove suspended organic matter from the surrounding water column. To investigate the diet of the barnacle Amphibalanus eburneus, a dominant suspension...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5485
111 downloads
439 views

Sponges are ubiquitous on coral reefs, mostly long lived and therefore adaptive to changing environmental conditions. They feed on organic matter withdrawn from the passing water and they may harbor microorganisms (endosymbionts), which contribute to their nutrition....

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5460
70 downloads
328 views

Eastern boundary upwelling provides the conditions for high marine productivity in the Canary Current System off NW-Africa. Despite its considerable importance to fisheries, knowledge on this marine ecosystem is only limited. Here, parasites were used as indicators...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5339
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Invasive macroalgae pose a serious threat to coral reef biodiversity by monopolizing reef habitats, competing with native species, and directly overgrowing, and smothering reef corals. Several invasive macroalgae (Eucheuma clade E, Kappaphycus clade A and B, Gracilaria...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5332
76 downloads
433 views

Many species of fish produce larvae that undergo a prolonged dispersal phase. However, evidence from a number of recent studies on demersal fishes suggests that the dispersal of propagules may not be strongly correlated with gene flow. Instead, other factors like...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5380
92 downloads
389 views

Background High sea surface temperatures resulted in widespread coral bleaching and mortality in Mayotte Island (northern Mozambique channel, Indian Ocean: 12.1°S, 45.1°E) in April–June 2010. Methods Twenty three representative coral genera were sampled quantitatively...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5305
107 downloads
630 views

In submarine canyon sediments, bacteria and nematodes dominate the benthic biomass and play a key role in nutrient cycling and energy transfer. The diversity of these communities remains, however, poorly studied. This work aims at describing the composition of...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5396
74 downloads
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Ocean acidification (OA) is one of the most significant threats to marine life, and is predicted to drive important changes in marine communities. Although OA impacts will be the sum of direct effects mediated by alterations of physiological rates and indirect...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5327

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