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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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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become an essential tool in ecology, biogeography, evolution, and more recently, in conservation biology. How to generalize species distributions in large undersampled areas, especially with few samples, is a fundamental...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2517v1
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The hydrological connectivity between the salt marsh and the sea was partially restored in a Mediterranean wetland containing isolated ponds resulting from former salt extraction and aquaculture activities. A preliminary assessment provided evidence that ponds...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2518v1
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Collective motion has traditionally been studied in the lab in homogeneous, obstacle-free environments, with little work having been conducted with changing landscapes or topography. Here, the impact of spatial heterogeneity on the collective motion exhibited by...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2514v1
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Including food production in non-food systems, such as rubber plantations and biofuel or bioenergy crops, may contribute to household food security. We evaluated the potential for use of rice, mungbean, rice cultivar mixtures, and rice intercropped with mungbean...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2505v1
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Background. In Sardinia, as in other regions of the Mediterranean Sea, sustainable fisheries of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus have become a necessity. At harvesting sites, the systematic removal of large individuals (diameter ≥ 50 mm) seriously compromises...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2502v1
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The Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) breeds along wooded streams throughout much of eastern North America, and winters in the Caribbean and Central America. Because of its dependence on stream macroinvertebrates—which are themselves dependent on high...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2498v1
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Microorganisms that reside on and in mammals, such as bats, have the potential to influence their host’s health and to provide potential defenses against invading pathogens. However, we have little to no understanding of the external bacterial microbiome on bats,...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2493v1
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Aggressive interactions among closely related species are common. These can play an important role as a selective pressure shaping species, traits and assemblages. The nature of this selective pressure depends on whether the outcomes of aggressive contests are...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2488v1
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The dogwhelk Nucella lapillus is a rocky intertidal gastropod of the North Atlantic coast. Individual shell color varies. Common colors range between white and brown, with darker dogwhelks being more affected by heat stress than lighter-colored conspecifics. Other...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2486v1
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Identification and classification of behavior states in animal movement data can be complex, temporally biased, time-intensive, scale-dependent, and unstandardized across studies and taxa. Large movement datasets are increasingly common and there is a need for...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2480v1
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To microbiologists, the term macroecology may conjure iconic images of wildebeests grazing in African savannahs or hummingbirds pollinating flowers in a tropical rain forest. Contrary to what the name implies, macroecology is not the ecological study of macroscopic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2478v1
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The alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau are sensitive and vulnerable to climate change. However, it is still unknown how precipitation use efficiency (PUE), the ratio of ANPP to precipitation, is related to community assembly of plant species, functional groups...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2472v1
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The Bahariya formation is one of the most productive in Africa in terms of fossil material. This paper conducts a comprehensive review of the flora & fauna and creates ecological reconstruction of this assemblage based on modern analogues. There is no evidence...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2470v1
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