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The expansion of moose into southern British Columbia caused the decline and extirpation of woodland caribou due to their shared predators, a process commonly referred to as apparent competition. Using an adaptive management experiment, we tested the hypothesis...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3108v1
34 downloads
254 views

The sparse dinosaur record of eastern North America has rendered the dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous landmass of Appalachia obscure. This landmass, isolated from the western landmass Laramidia by a great inland sea known as the Western Interior Seaway, may have...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3105v1
25 downloads
155 views

Extinction models vary in the information they require, the simplest considering the rate of certain sightings only. More complicated methods include uncertain sightings and allow for variation in the reliability of uncertain sightings. Generally extinction models...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3095v1
10 downloads
55 views

In this study we used three nonlinear regression models: Von Bertalanffy, logistic-by-length, and logistic-by-weight to describe the pattern of growth of hatchling, juvenile, and adult of the lizard Anolis nebulosus in a tropical dry forest near of the Mexican...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3092v1
7 downloads
57 views

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
20 downloads
83 views

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
19 downloads
108 views

The objective of this study was to characterize the structure and function of microbial communities in surface seawater from the Changjiang Estuary and adjacent areas, China. Sample water was collected at 12 sites and environmental parameters were measured. Community...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3079v1
11 downloads
110 views

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
30 downloads
189 views

Sustainable fisheries management is key to restoring and maintaining ecological function and benefits to people, but it requires accurate information about patterns in resource use, particularly fishing pressure. In most coral reef fisheries and other data-poor...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3076v1
266 downloads
864 views

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
14 downloads
118 views

The increase in temperature as consequence of the recent global warming has been reported to generate new ice-free areas in the Antarctic continent, propitiating the colonization and spread of plant populations. Consequently, antarctic vascular plants have been...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3069v1
54 downloads
198 views

There is currently unprecedented interest in quantifying variation in thermal physiology among organisms in order to understand and predict the biological impacts of climate change. A key parameter in this quantification of thermal physiology is the performance...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3068v1
15 downloads
111 views

Discarded vehicle tire casings are an important artificial habitat for the developmental stages of numerous vector mosquitoes. Discarded vehicle tires degrade under ultraviolet light and leach numerous soluble metals (e.g., barium, cadmium, zinc) and organic substances...

["Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3065v1
9 downloads
125 views

Background. Cryptotympana atrata and Hyalessa fuscata are the most abundant cicada species in the Korean Peninsula, where their population densities are higher in urban areas than in rural ones. The urban heat island (UHI) effect, wherein human activities cause...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3064v1
17 downloads
206 views

The intertidal brown seaweed Fucus guiryi is distributed in the cold-temperate and warm-temperate coasts of Europe and North Africa. Curiously, an isolated population develops at Punta Calaburras (Alboran Sea, Western Mediterranean) but its presence is not permanent...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3061v1
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