Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The demand for exotic non-domesticated animals kept as pets in the United States of America (USA) is increasing the exportation rates of these species from their native ranges. Often, illegal harvesting of these species is used to boost captive-bred numbers and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6180
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Irruptions of small consumer populations, driven by pulsed resources, can lead to adverse effects including the decline of indigenous species or increased disease spread. Broad-scale pest management to combat such effects benefits from forecasting of irruptions...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6146
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The inland waters of Washington State and southern British Columbia, collectively known as the Salish Sea, comprise key habitat for two regional populations of killer whales (Orcinus orca): the mammal-eating West Coast Transients and the endangered fish-eating...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6062
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Background The isolated population of desert bighorn sheep in the Silver Bell Mountains of southern Arizona underwent an unprecedented expansion in merely four years. We hypothesized that immigration from neighboring bighorn sheep populations could have caused...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5978
128 downloads
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Infectious diseases can alter the demography of their host populations, reducing their viability even in the absence of mass mortality. Amphibians are the most threatened group of vertebrates globally, and emerging infectious diseases play a large role in their...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5949
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Captive populations are considered a key component of ex situ conservation programs. Research on multiple taxa has shown the differential success of maintaining demographic versus genetic stability and viability in captive populations. In typical captive populations,...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5803
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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
104 downloads
910 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
70 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
179 downloads
640 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
430 downloads
1,369 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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