Peer-reviewed Articles

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Primates occur in 90 countries, but four—Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—harbor 65% of the world’s primate species (439) and 60% of these primates are Threatened, Endangered, or Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4869
4 citations
144 downloads
695 views

In the Mississippi River Basin of North America, invasive bigheaded carp (silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and bighead carp H. nobilis, also referred to as Asian carp) have spread rapidly over the past several decades. In the Illinois River, an important...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3641
1 citation
269 downloads
1,292 views

Although large-bodied tropical forest birds are impacted by both habitat loss and fragmentation, their patterns of habitat occupancy will also depend on the degree of forest habitat disturbance, which may interact synergistically or additively with fragmentation...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3442
7 citations
926 downloads
1,976 views

Mediterranean biomes are biodiversity hotspots, and vineyards are important components of the Mediterranean landscape. Over the last few decades, the amount of land occupied by vineyards has augmented rapidly, thereby increasing threats to Mediterranean ecosystems....

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3098
4 citations
576 downloads
2,057 views

In face of a dramatic decline of wild bee species in many rural landscapes, potential conservation functions of urban areas gain importance. Yet effects of urbanization on pollinators, and in particular on wild bees, remain ambiguous and not comprehensively understood....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2729
1 citation
243 downloads
1,271 views

Fire is widely used as a traditional habitat management tool in Scotland, but wildfires pose a significant and growing threat. The financial costs of fighting wildfires are significant and severe wildfires can have substantial environmental impacts. Due to the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2649
5 citations
320 downloads
1,675 views

Protected areas form a quintessential component of the global strategy to perpetuate tropical biodiversity within relatively undisturbed wildlands, but they are becoming increasingly isolated by rapid agricultural encroachment. Here we consider a network of 788...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2206
2 citations
228 downloads
991 views

The reaction of wildlife to humans is known to differ with surroundings. In urban environments that provide suitable habitats for breeding birds, animals adapt to humans and their response is accordingly altered. This study examined the nest defense behavior of...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2070
3 citations
391 downloads
2,348 views

Housing development beyond the urban fringe (i.e., exurban development) is one of the fastest growing forms of land-use change in the United States. Exurban development’s attraction to natural and recreational amenities has raised concerns for conservation and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2039
3 citations
471 downloads
2,066 views

Background. Preserving connectivity, or the ability of a landscape to support species movement, is among the most commonly recommended strategies to reduce the negative effects of climate change and human land use development on species. Connectivity analyses have...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2001
6 citations
450 downloads
1,406 views

The difficulty in teasing apart the effects of biological invasions from those of other anthropogenic perturbations has hampered our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning the global biodiversity crisis. The recent elaboration of global-scale maps of cumulative...

["Biosphere Interactions","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1795
2 citations
261 downloads
1,067 views

Microgeographic variation in fitness-relevant traits may be more common than previously appreciated. The fitness of many vertebrates is directly related to their locomotor capacity, a whole-organism trait integrating behavior, morphology, and physiology. Because...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1776
6 citations
309 downloads
1,350 views

The highlands and mountains of Iceland are one of the largest remaining wilderness areas in Europe. This study aimed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date data on non-native plant species in these areas and to answer the following questions: (1) How many non-native...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1559
1 citation
210 downloads
1,324 views

One of the possible consequences of biological invasions is the decrease of native species abundances or their replacement by non-native species. In Andean Patagonia, southern Argentina and Chile, many non-native animals have been introduced and are currently spreading....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1328
3 citations
253 downloads
1,530 views

Irrigation in desert ecosystems can either reduce or increase species diversity. Groundwater pumping often lowers water tables and reduces natural wetlands, whereas canal irrigation often creates mesic habitat, resulting in great increases in avian diversity from...

["Animal Behavior","Biosphere Interactions","Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1187

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