Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Background. Congregating behaviors, though common among many animal species, are little studied among millipedes. It is also unclear to what extent abiotic factors influence the distribution and behavior of millipedes. The species Oxidus gracilis was surveyed around...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2642v1
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Background. Biological facilitation is a type of relationship between two taxa that benefits at least one of the participants and harms neither. Although native species are widely known to compete with native taxa, recent studies suggest that invasive and native...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2643v1
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As threats to species continue to increase, precise and unbiased measures of the impact these 14 pressures are having on global biodiversity are urgently needed. Some existing indicators of the 15 status and trends of biodiversity largely rely on publicly available...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2214v2
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Cascaded performance and compartments of constructed wetlands may harbor the internal eco-environmental gradients and further differentiate the niche and community structure of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA). Here, we used quantitative PCR and 454 pyrosequencing...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2629v1
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Reptiles are key animals in vertebrate communities in most ecosystems. However, there is little information on their diversity and abundance in dry forests of Ecuador. Between 2013 and 2014 we studied the reptile diversity and natural history of the Puyango Protected...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2625v1
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Foxes are timid yet resourceful animals that are integrated into many urban environments. Because they are elusive, collecting information about the number of urban foxes, their diet and spatial distribution, their interactions with the ecological community in...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2623v1
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Worker honeybees (Apis mellifera) transmit Melissococcus plutonius between colonies. However, the transmission of M. plutonius, which causes European foulbrood (EFB), is poorly understood. To analyze the first EFB outbreak in 40 years in Czechia, we collected 49...

["Ecology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2618v1
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To answer many of the major questions in comparative botany, ecology, and global change biology it is necessary to extrapolate across enormous geographic, temporal and taxonomic scales. Yet much ecological knowledge is still based on observations conducted within...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2615v2
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Non-systematically collected, a.k.a. opportunistic, species observations are accumulating at a high rate in biodiversity databases. Occupancy models have arisen as the main tool to reduce effects of limited knowledge about effort in analyses of opportunistic data....

["Computational Biology","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2612v1
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The dissolved organic carbon (DOC) pool on tropical coral reefs is mainly fueled by photosynthates released from benthic primary producers (BPP), such as reef algae and scleractinian corals. DOC concentrations near BPP have repeatedly been observed to be elevated...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2610v1
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Knowledge on how functional responses (a measurement of feeding interaction strength) are affected by patch size and habitat complexity (represented by refuge availability) is crucial for understanding food-web stability and subsequently biodiversity. Due to their...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2190v2
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In the face of increasing threats to biodiversity, the advancement of methods for surveying biological communities is a major priority for ecologists. Recent advances in molecular biological technologies have made it possible to detect and sequence DNA from environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2608v1
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The adaptative bleaching hypothesis (ABH) states that depending on the symbiotic flexibility of coral hosts (i.e., the ability of corals to “switch” or “shuffle” their algal symbionts), coral bleaching can lead to a change in the composition of their associated...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2607v1
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Although tramway tracks are found in most cities, their flora is not thoroughly researched. Many more studies relate to railway areas as specific anthropogenic habitats for the development of plants. Both railway and tram tracks represent specific ecological migration...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2606v1
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Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1802v2
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