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In response to the requirements of the US EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, Tier 1 assays have been performed with a number of pesticides over the past several years. These assays are designed to be used in concert as a screen for potential interactions...

["Environmental Sciences","Toxicology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2596v1
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The variation in the biomass, abundance and diversity of mobile invertebrates in eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds has been examined in relation to various abiotic and biotic factors, such as water temperature, salinity, eelgrass biomass and epiphytic microalgae presence....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2591v1
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Water quality benchmarks are developed by many jurisdictions worldwide with the general goal of identifying concentrations that protect aquatic communities. Imidacloprid is a widely-used neonicotinoid insecticide for which benchmark values vary widely between North...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2584v1
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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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Approaches to assessing endocrine disruptors (EDs) differ across the globe, with some regulatory environments using a hazard-based approach, while others employ risk-based analyses. In session four of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)...

["Environmental Sciences","Toxicology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2580v1
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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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Herbicide use is among the most criticized aspects of modern farming operations, especially in response to widespread adoption of genetically-engineered (GE) herbicide-resistant crops. Many previous analyses of herbicide use have relied on flawed metrics in an...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2540v1
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Annually, half of all plant-derived carbon is added to soil where it is microbially respired to CO2. However, understanding of the microbiology of this process is limited because most culture-independent methods cannot link metabolic processes to the organisms...

["Bioinformatics","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2473v1
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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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These 10 simple rules were designed to help researchers develop an effective experimental design in ecology that will help yield meaningful results. These rules were based off of four articles which presented distinctive views on the expectations of experimental...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2456v1
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This article contains proposed guidelines for ensuring proper experimental design in ecology. In a sequential fashion, it is important to begin with stating a hypothesis, followed by clearly defining terms and choosing appropriate samples and parameters. Following...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2455v1
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A set of 10 fundamental rules to successfully design, execute, and analyze biological field experiments. This list tackles the main components of an experiment beginning with the hypothesis and predictions, to the design and execution, as well as statistical analysis...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2441v1
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What is the microbe we are dealing with? Irrespective of cholera or anthrax, we want to know the disease causing microorganism as quickly as possible since prompt identification of the etiology organism would help control disease spread, and save lives through...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.399v3
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In this study, eight different shells from different species were examined by looking at the physical features of the shells. The purpose of the study was to identify evolutionary links between species with shells. From these physical features, a morphological...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2437v1
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