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Patagonia, a cul-de-sac for the continental dispersal of Homo sapiens into the Americas, has been extensively analyzed by archaeologists and bioanthropologists. Despite its deep and rich archaeological record, the genetic make up of its pre-contact inhabitants...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3098v1
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Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize challenges with the current planning process. Common criticisms are that too many species lack recovery plans, plans...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2882v2
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Background. Establishment success of non-native species can be influenced by interactions with native competitors and novel enemies. Magnitude of interactions between species is mediated by traits, e.g. reflecting competitive strength or defence mechanisms. We...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3088v1
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Background. Hungarian draft is a horse breed with a recent mixed ancestry. The interest in their conservation and characterization has increased over the last few years. It was developed in the 1920s by crossing local mares with draught horses imported from France...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3087v1
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Leishmaniasis represents an important public health problem in Brazil. The continuous process of urbanization and expansion of human activities in forest areas impacts natural habitats, modifying the ecology of some species of Leishmania, as well as its vectors...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3083v1
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Leptopoma is a species rich genus with approximately 100 species documented according to shell morphology and animal anatomy. Many of the Leptopoma species are described in terms of shell size, shape, sculpture and colour patterns of a small number of examined...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3078v1
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Abstract Aim To improve predictions of spatial and temporal patterns of species richness it is important to consider how species presence at a site is defined. This is because this definition affects our estimate of species richness, which should be aligned with...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3077v1
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The outstanding biodiversity found in the American tropics (the Neotropics) has attracted the attention of naturalists for centuries. Despite major advances in the generation of biodiversity data, many questions remain to be answered. In this review, we first summarize...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3074v1
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Garnett and Christidis (2017) slammed taxonomy for hampering conservation. They painted a picture of capricious taxonomists arbitrarily creating or dismissing species and claimed “the scientific community's failure to govern taxonomy threatens the effectiveness...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3060v1
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Symbiotic interactions between insects and bacteria are ubiquitous and form a continuum from loose facultative symbiosis to greatly intimate and stable obligate symbiosis. In blood-sucking insects living exclusively on vertebrate blood, obligate endosymbionts are...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3057v1
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Species diversity of metazoan bulk samples can be rapidly assessed using Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) metabarcoding. However, in cases where only degraded DNA is available, e.g. from poorly conserved museum specimens, eDNA filtered from water or gut content analyses,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3037v1
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Exotic invasive species represent a major driver of the loss of biological diversity and services provided by ecosystems globally. An important source of species becoming invasive are the commercial afforestation projects using fast growing and adaptable exotic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3019v1
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Microbes, with their vast metabolic capabilities and great adaptability, occupy almost every conceivable ecological niche on Earth. Thus, could they survive in the oligotrophic (i.e., nutrient poor) deionized (DI) water that we use for experiments? Observations...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.181v5
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Correct identification of forensically important insects, such as flies in the family Calliphoridae, is a crucial step for them to be used as evidence in legal investigations. Traditional identification based on morphology has been effective, but has some limitations...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3014v1
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Conservation biological control emphasizes the importance of vegetation other than the focal crop for providing natural enemies with refuge and shelter against disturbance. There is an unmet need for better methods to identify types of vegetation that are optimal...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3003v1
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