Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Conservation biological control emphasizes the importance of vegetation other than the focal crop for providing natural enemies with refuge and shelter against disturbance. There is an unmet need for better methods to identify types of vegetation that are optimal...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3003v1
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Many species of birds react to climate change, for example, by wintering in areas closer to their breeding areas. We investigated the responses of two different functional groups of waterbirds to factors associated with climate change. The Odra River Estuary (SW...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2652v3
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The desert bighorn sheep is adapted to the extreme conditions of arid ecosystems. The amount and distribution of watering holes is an essential component of the habitat of this species. With information provided by people in Sierra Santa Isabel a database of potential...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2999v1
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Primary production due to photosynthesis results in daytime oxygen production across marine and freshwater ecosystems. However, a prevalent, globally-occurring nighttime spike in dissolved oxygen (DO) challenges our traditional assumption that oxygen production...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2935v2
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Non-native lionfish have been widely recorded throughout the western Atlantic on both shallow and mesophotic reefs, where they have been linked to declines in reef health. In this study we report the first lionfish observations from the deep sea (>200 m) in Bermuda...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2987v1
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Background. Species that transform habitats in ways that influence other species are known as Ecosystem Engineers. While the impacts of many engineers have been well described, how the impacts of engineers vary along or even alter environmental gradients remains...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1692v4
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The bleaching susceptibility of 28 coral taxa around southern Phuket was examined in four natural major bleaching events, in 1991, 1995, 2010, and 2016. Surveys were conducted by line intercept and belt transect methods. All coral colonies were identified to genus...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2979v1
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Geographic variation in external morphology is thought to reflect an interplay between genotype and the environment. Morphological variation has been well-described for a number of cetacean species, including the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2827v4
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Background: Managed, feral and wild populations of European honey bee subspecies, Apis mellifera, are currently facing severe colony losses globally. There is consensus that the ectoparasite mite Varroa destructor, that switched hosts from the Eastern honey bee...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2976v1
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria complicate many infections and can be difficult to eradicate from hospitals. The population dynamics and ecology of these organisms in the hospital setting, however, is not well understood. Here, we report extensive strain-based antagonistic...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2973v1
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Hydrocarbons are the principal component of insects cuticle and play an important role in maintaining water balance. Cuticular impermeability could be an adaptative response to salinity and desiccation in aquatic insects; however, cuticular hydrocarbons have been...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2967v1
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Conservation and protected areas have been recognized as the last shelter for wild animal and plant species. To understand the Chinese wild Xanthoceras sorbifolium contemporary and future (next 30-50 years) distribution under the anticipated climate change and...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2965v1
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Much of Earth’s biodiversity is at the mercy of currents and physical turnover. Residence time (τ) is the average time that particles spend in a system and is estimated from the ratio of volume to flow rate. Here, we present a framework for how τ influences biodiversity...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2727v2
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Biodiversity generally affects ecosystem processes, but to what extent detailed knowledge about specific aspects of biodiversity helps us understand and predict specific ecosystem functions is not well-known. We hypothesised that information about functional gene...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2958v1
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We determined the environmental requirements leading to germination by three common species found during the summer rainy season in a peri-urban site where construction of a university campus was underway. In particular, we evaluated laboratory responses to low-temperature...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2950v1
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