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Backgroung: With the implementation of the Household Production Responsibility System in China almost 30 years ago, obvious spatial heterogeneity has developed over rangeland. Methods: We examined lifeform functional groups over 5 years on household ranches in...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2915v1
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Recruitment is a key demographic step for population persistence. This paper focuses on understanding barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides) recruitment. In rocky intertidal habitats from the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast of Nova Scotia (Canada), winter ice scour is common....

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2914v1
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Crop domestication is an adaptive process that transforms a wild plant into a domesticated species that can reared and maintained for human use. Though there are hundreds of thousands of flowering plant species, only a small fraction has ever been domesticated....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2902v1
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This work analyzes the mortality, recovery, and shifts in the composition of scleractinian corals in Puerto Rico one decade after the 2005 regional coral bleaching event. Temporal and spatial patterns of coral community structure were examined using a stratified,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2898v1
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Background British mosquito population distribution, abundance, species composition and potential for mosquito disease transmission are intimately linked to the physical environment. The presence of ponds and water storage can significantly increase the density...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2895v1
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We investigated intra and inter-colony sequence variation in a population of the dominant Hawaiian coral Montipora capitata by analyzing marker gene and genomic data. Ribosomal ITS1 regions showed evidence of a reticulate history among the colonies, suggesting...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2896v1
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Outdoor transmission of malaria and other vector borne diseases remains a problem. Suitable methods for assessing vector density are required and a number of tent-traps, for the collection for outdoor biting mosquitoes, have recently been developed. Only one such...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2892v1
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The phylum Actinobacteria constitutes one of the largest and anciently divergent phyla within the Bacteria domain. Actinobacterial diversity has been thoroughly researched in various environments due to its unique biotechnological potential. Such studies have focused...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2893v1
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Liolaemus fabiani is a lizard that lives in the Salar de Atacama, located in the center of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile, one of the driest places on the planet. Likely due to the extreme environmental conditions of their habitat, L. fabiani has colonized...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2891v1
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A central challenge in the present era of biodiversity loss is to assess and manage human impacts on freshwater ecosystems. Macroinvertebrates are an important group for bioassessment as many taxa show specific responses to environmental conditions. However, generating...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2044v5
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Background. Sturnira is one of the most species-richness in the Neotropic, and it is found from Mexico, Lesser Antilles to Argentina. Genus forms a well-supported monophyletic clade with at least twenty-one recognized species, and several under taxonomic review....

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2886v1
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The dynamics of ecological communities have been described by neutral and niche theories that are now increasingly integrated into unified models. It is known that a critical transition exists between these two states, but the spatial aspect of this transition...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1589v4
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The study of the past, present, and future state and dynamics of the tropical natural forest cover (NFC) might help to better understand the pattern of deforestation and fragmentation as well as the influence of social and natural processes. The obtained information...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2884v1
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Taxonomic markers such as the 16S ribosomal RNA gene are widely used in microbial community analysis. A common first step in marker-gene analysis is grouping genes into clusters to reduce data sets to a more manageable size and potentially mitigate the effects...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2879v1
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This paper focus a rare case of natural disappearance of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in an extensive area without using traditional methods of eradication programs. The study was conducted both in the Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (PRNH) Sesc Pantanal and in...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2876v1
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