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Rothschild (2013) suggested that many of the facial and postcranial scars in tyrannosaurid specimens are in fact caused by claws of the other tyrannosaurids. However, the evidences suggested by Rothschild (2013) are very weak. Tooth marks can have very different...

["Animal Behavior","Ecosystem Science","Paleontology","Zoology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.980v1
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It is well understood that a vast spectrum of RNA virus types is undergoing rapid genetic reassortment and evolution in large-scale animal monoculture facilities, increasingly likely to entrain newer pathogens from neoliberally 'developing' areas to produce a massively...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.968v1
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Human activities are changing the global environment in numerous ways, including increasing concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, alteration of biogeochemical cycles and changing land cover types. These changes are increasing stresses on ecosystem goods...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Science and Medical Education","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.947v1
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A biosurvey was conducted in Samendu Lake and its surrounding wetlands of Eastern Himalayan Hill region of Mirik in Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. In the study, endemic and locally rare bird species Zapornia bicolor (Walden, 1872) was studied with point transect...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.925v3
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Overgrazing is considered one of the key disturbance factors that results in alpine grassland degradation in Tibet. Grazing exclusion by fencing has been widely used as an approach to restore degraded grassland s in Tibet since 2004. Is the grazing exclusion management...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.931v1
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Here we investigate relationships between NDVI, Biomass, and Leaf Area Index (LAI) for six key plant species near Barrow, Alaska. We explore how key plant species differ in biomass, leaf area index (LAI) and how can vegetation spectral indices be used to estimate...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.913v1
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.741v2
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Background. At least a fifth of tropical forests have been logged in the recent past. This practice is an important source of timber but there are concerns about its long-sustainability and impacts on biodiversity and carbon storage. However, there is wide variation...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.846v1
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Organisms often respond in similar ways to environmental or spatial gradients, particularly at large spatial scales, but patterns at finer scales and across ecotones are less certain. It is important to understand these relationships at multiple spatial scales,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.798v1
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Research that uses stable isotope analysis often involves a delay between sample collection in the field and laboratory processing, therefore requiring preservation to prevent or reduce tissue degradation and associated isotopic compositions. Although there is...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.752v1
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Effective monitoring, prevention and impact mitigation of nonindigenous aquatic species (NAS) relies upon the ability to predict dispersal pathways and receiving habitats with the greatest risk of establishment. To examine mechanisms affecting species establishment...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.730v1
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The objective of this study was to relate earthworm assemblage structure with three different soil use intensities, and to indentify the physical, chemical, and microbiological variables that are associated to the observed differences in earthworm assemblage structure...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.722v1
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Edaphic fauna play a crucial role in soil processes such as organic matter incorporation and cycling, nutrient content, soil structure, and stability. Collembolans in particular, play a very significant role in nutrient cycling and soil structure. The structure...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.721v1
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Global change is predicted to have large and rapid impact on polar and alpine regions. Bryophytes and lichens increase their importance in terms of biomass, carbon/nutrient cycling, cover and ecosystem functioning at higher latitudes/altitudes. Here we report from...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.672v2
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Aboveground production in terrestrial plant communities is commonly expressed in amount of carbon, or biomass, per unit surface. Alternatively, expressing production per unit volume allows the comparison of communities by their fundamental limits in packing carbon....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.677v1
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