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Presentations in session one of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Focused Topic Meeting: Endocrine Disruption (February 4 – 6, 2014) described where the science and the regulations have arrived and identified the key challenges...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Toxicology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2583v1
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Community assembly processes generate shifts in species abundances that influence ecosystem cycling of carbon and nutrients, yet our understanding of assembly remains largely separate from ecosystem-level functioning. Here, we investigate relationships between...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2102v3
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This special series of six papers (this introductory paper and 5 other papers) is about the Focused Topic Meeting on Endocrine Disruption Chemical Testing; Risk Assessment Approaches and Implications (4 – 6 February, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina). The workshop...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2578v1
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Wildlife collision data are ubiquitous, though challenging for making ecological inference due to typically irreducible uncertainty relating to the sampling process. We illustrate a new approach that is useful for generating inference from predator data arising...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2572v1
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Background. As one of the highest and most unique systems in the world, Polylepis forests are recognized both as center of endemism and diversity along the Andes and as a system under serious threat from human activities, fragmentation, and climate change. Effective...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2570v1
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A suggested mechanism for the success of introduced non-native species is the enemy release hypothesis (ERH). Many studies have tested the predictions of the ERH using the community approach (native and non-native species studied in the same habitat) or the biogeographical...

["Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2560v1
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Bats have evolved migration to escape unfavourable climatic conditions. However, their migratory flyways and the way how they surmount geographical barriers are still unknown. The Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps is a mountain covered in permafrost (3460m ASL), known...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2557v1
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The diversity of complex microbial communities can be rapidly assessed by high-throughput DNA sequencing of marker gene (e.g., 16S) PCR amplicon pools, often yielding many thousands of DNA sequences per sample. However, analysis of such community amplicon sequencing...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2196v3
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The study of condition dependence in animal colour has undergone important changes in recent years. In particular, the focus on carotenoid-based colour traits is a thing of the past and a broader, comparative approach is becoming more common. Here, we refine a...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2556v1
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Habituation, a form of non-associative learning, has several well-defined characteristics that apply to a wide range of physiological and behavioral responses in many organisms. In classic patch time allocation models, habituation is considered to be a major mechanistic...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2555v1
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There is an urgent need to identify and understand the ecosystem services provided by threatened animal species such as flying foxes. The first step towards this is to obtain comprehensive data on their diet. However, the volant and nocturnal nature of flying foxes...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2547v1
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Sea urchins play important roles in marine ecosystems as key herbivores and some species have wide geographic range. The Atlantic white sea urchin Tripneustes ventricosus is abundant in many rock reefs of the eastern and western Atlantic, and may be found in high...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2529v1
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Plant cover data collected by monitoring schemes are often expressed on interval-censored scales to reduce field effort. Existing statistical approaches to such data may not make full use of available information, or may both induce bias and assume more precision...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2532v1
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Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs, reefs 30 -150m) are understudied, yet the limited research conducted has been biased towards large sessile taxa, such as scleractinian corals and sponges, or mobile taxa such as fish. Here we investigate zooplankton communities...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2531v1
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Transpiration is an important component of the water balance in forest ecosystems. Quercus acutissima and Cunninghamia lanceolata are two important, fast-growing and commercial tree species that have been extensively used for vegetation restoration, water conservation...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2516v1
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