Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The decline in Mountain caribou in BC over the past decades has resulted in extensive basic and applied research to guide caribou management by understanding the proximate and ultimate causes of the decline. At the top of the list is high predation rates brought...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2178v1
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Species are known to respond differently to restoration efforts, but we still lack a clear conceptual understanding of these differences. We analyzed the development of an entire fish community as well as the relationship between multi-metric response patterns...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2173v1
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Biodiversity loss due to increasing anthropogenic activities is one of the biggest threats to humanity. Understanding the impacts of multiple-stressors on ecosystems and biodiversity is therefore an urgent task. Shore ecosystems are especially valuable, as they...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2158v2
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Rates of hybridization and introgression are increasing dramatically worldwide because of translocations, restocking of organisms and habitat modifications (Allendorf et al., 2001) thus determining whether hybridization is beneficial or detrimental for the species...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2142v1
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Accelerated degradation of the wetlands and fragmentation of surrounding vegetation in the Andean-Orinoco Piedmont are the main threats to diversity and ecological integrity of these ecosystems; however, information on this topic is of limited availability. In...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2138v1
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The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world. This impacts Arctic species both directly, through increased temperatures, and indirectly, through structural changes in their habitats. Species are expected to exhibit idiosyncratic responses to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2129v1
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Managers of large, complex wildlife conservation programs need information on the conservation status of each of many species to help strategically allocate limited resources. Oversimplifying status data, however, runs the risk of missing information essential...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1860v2
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Human activities are important drivers of marine ecosystem functioning. However, teasing apart the synergistic effects of fishing and environmental variability on the prey base of non-target predators is difficult, often because estimates of prey availability on...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2122v1
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Fishing pressure on coral reef ecosystems has been frequently linked to reductions of large fishes and reef fish biomass. Associated impacts on overall community structure are, however, less clear. In size-structured aquatic ecosystems, fishing impacts are commonly...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2118v1
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Background. Mapping key habitats of marine mega-vertebrates with high mobility is crucial for species conservation. Due to difficulties in obtaining sound data in the field, Species Distribution Modeling (SDM) provides an effective alternative to identify habitats....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2101v2
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Non-invasive measures of the stress response are used to understand the impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on wild animals. They can, however, be challenging to interpret without additional contextual information and specifics of the animals in question....

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2092v1
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Disturbances influence vegetation patterns at multiple scales, but studies that isolate the effect of scale are rare, meaning that scale and process are often confounded. To explore this, we imposed a large (~3.75 ha) experiment in a South African coastal grassland...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2078v1
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Since the 1980s, West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus) have been reported more frequently along the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) coast in areas that were recently considered to be outside the species' normal areas of occupancy. The ecological importance of...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2072v1
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As nearshore ecosystems are increasingly degraded by human activities, active restoration is a critical strategy in ensuring the continued provision of goods and services by coastal habitats. After being absent for nearly six decades, over 1800 ha of the foundational...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1346v4
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Crown-of-thorns starfish (CoTS; Acanthaster spp.) are an outbreaking pest among many Indo-Pacific coral reefs that cause substantial ecological and economic damage. Despite ongoing CoTS research there remain critical gaps in observing CoTS populations and accurately...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2057v1
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