Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Managing the number of grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) mortalities to a sustainable level is fundamental to bear conservation. All known grizzly bear deaths are recorded by management agencies but the number of human-caused grizzly bear deaths that are not recorded...

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5781
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A solid understanding of the spatial ecology of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) is fundamental to their effective conservation. Yet this species, like many marine migratory species, is challenging to monitor and manage because they utilise a variety of habitats...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5651
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Genetic studies of the Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) have so far focused on populations from Europe and North America, although the largest distribution area of brown bears is in Asia. In this study, we reveal population genetic parameters for the brown bear...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5660
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Tetraena mongolica Maxim (Zygophyllaceae) is an endangered species endemic to western Inner Mongolia and China, and is currently threatened by habitat loss and human over-exploitation. We explored the genetic background, its genetic diversity, population structure,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5645
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Background Swertia perennis(Gentianaceae) is a perennial diploid and clonal plant species that is discontinuously distributed in peat bogs in the mountains of Europe, Asia and North America as well as in the lowlands of Europe. The current geographical dispersion...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5512
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725 views

Collision rates between aircraft and birds have been rising worldwide. The increases in both air traffic and population sizes of large-bodied birds in cities lacking urban planning result in human-wildlife conflicts, economic loss and even lethal casualties. Black...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5491
58 downloads
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The proportion of females calving (PFC) each year has been employed as an indicator of population reproductive performance in ungulates, especially for species that breed annually, because it requires less detailed population data than inter-birthing intervals...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5430
148 downloads
511 views

The distribution of biodiversity within the Amazon basin is often structured by sharp environmental boundaries, such as large rivers. The Amazon region is also characterized by subtle environmental clines, but how they might affect the distributions and abundance...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5424
345 downloads
1,168 views

The dog has been the first domesticated animal to have a central role in human society from ancient times to present day. Although there have been numerous investigations of dog phylogeny and origin, genetic data of dogs in the region of the Balkan Peninsula (South-Eastern...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5060
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We conducted a spatially explicit, stochastic, individually based population viability analysis for the Hawaiian common gallinule (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis), an endangered subspecies of waterbird endemic to fragmented coastal wetlands in Hawai‘i. This subspecies...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4990
260 downloads
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Background Urbanization is one of the main causes of biodiversity loss worldwide. Wildlife responses to urbanization, however, are greatly variable and, paradoxically, some threatened species may achieve much larger populations in urban than in natural habitats....

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4908
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515 views

Sugarbirds are a family of two socially-monogamous passerine species endemic to southern Africa. Cape and Gurney’s Sugarbird (Promerops cafer and P. gurneyi) differ in abundance, dispersion across their range and in the degree of sexual dimorphism in tail length,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5000
124 downloads
559 views

Background Due to habitat loss and fragmentation, numerous forest species are subject to severe population decline. Investigating variation in genetic diversity, phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation should be a prerequisite for implementing conservation actions....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4929
107 downloads
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Abundance estimates play an important part in the regulatory and conservation decision-making process. It is important to correct monitoring data for imperfect detection when using these data to track spatial and temporal variation in abundance, especially in the...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4677
989 downloads
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Science communication is seen as critical for the disciplines of ecology and conservation, where research products are often used to shape policy and decision making. Scientists are increasing their online media communication, via social media and news. Such media...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4564

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