Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Indirect ecological effects are a common feature of ecological systems, arising when one species affects interactions among two or more other species. We examined how browsing by white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) indirectly affected the abundance and composition...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2153v2
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A large array of species and species complexes from the Iberian Peninsula display strong genetic subdivisions indicative of past population isolation in separate glacial refugia as a result of survival throughout the Pleistocene ice ages. We used mitochondrial...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2405v1
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The coral reefs around Praia do Tofo, southern Mozambique, are known for their aggregations of marine megafauna but as yet few studies have comprehensively examined their broader biodiversity. This study is the first to assess the ichthyofaunal diversity of this...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2389v1
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Longitudinal studies focusing on lifetime reproductive success (LRS) have been used to measure individual breeding performance and identify commonalities among successful breeders. By extending the focus to subsequent generations we identify a proportion of high-quality...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2386v1
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Coastal birds are critical ecosystem constituents on sandy shores, yet are threatened by depressed reproductive success resulting from direct and indirect anthropogenic and natural pressures. Few studies examine clutch fate across the wide range of environments...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2370v1
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The effective management of invasive species requires a detailed understanding of the invader’s life history. This information is essential for modeling population growth and predicting rates of expansion, quantifying ecological impacts and assessing the efficacy...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2366v1
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The fear that predators instill in prey induces short-term anti-predator behaviours across every animal taxa that are beneficial in avoiding immediate death, but carry costs; one of the most well-established being that scared prey eat less. These findings, that...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2353v1
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The development of species distribution models (SDMs) can help conservation efforts by generating potential distributions and identifying areas of high environmental suitability for protection. Our study presents a rigorously derived distribution and habitat map...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1579v2
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Alberta has employed lethal techniques to reduce predator populations in several wildlife-management situations, particularly in attempts to achieve goals and objectives for threatened or endangered species. Annual wolf populations reductions within and adjacent...

["Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2344v1
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The endangered chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is threatened by habitat loss from resource extraction and land conversion, as well as illegal bushmeat hunting and disease. It has been estimated that more than 70% of chimpanzee's tropical forest habitats in Africa...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2339v1
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To assess whether demographic declines of Arctic species at the southern limit of their range will be gradual or punctuated, we compared large-scale environmental patterns including sea ice dynamics to ringed seal (Pusa hispida ) reproduction, body condition, recruitment,...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2309v1
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Background. The adaptive maintenance of flower color variation is frequently attributed to pollinators in part because they preferentially visit certain flower phenotypes. We test whether Gentiana lutea – which shows a flower color variation (from orange to yellow)...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2280v1
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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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