Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Biodiversity is currently assessed for environmental characterizations and monitoring through a laborious and time-consuming process of morphological taxonomy. We used rRNA 18S, rRNA 28S and COI, together with NGS and Bioinformatics to identify benthic invertebrate...

["Bioinformatics","Environmental Sciences","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2103v3
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Studies documenting Human-Induced Rapid Evolutionary Change (HIREC) routinely compare contemporary allele or morph frequency distributions with historical baselines. All too often, this involves the re-sampling of a population that was sampled at a single time...

["Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2304v1
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Local (within-sample/alpha) diversity is often implicated as a cause of success or failure of a microbial community. However, the relationships between diversity and emergent properties of a community, such as its stability, productivity, or invasibility, are much...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2287v1
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Urban agriculture (UA) is increasingly proposed as an environmentally friendly answer to global challenges including urbanization, public health, food security and climate change. We provide an overview of present evidence of ecosystem services delivered by UA...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Public Health","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2286v1
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A comprehensive understanding of microcystin (MC) effects and mode(s) of action(s) on aquatic biota has not been achieved yet. In the present study, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) were sub-lethally exposed to the microcystin analogue MC-LA for 12, 24, 48...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2257v1
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Background: Multivariate statistical approaches (MSA), such as principal components analysis and multidimensional scaling, seek to uncover meaningful patterns within datasets by considering multiple response variables in a concerted fashion. Although these techniques...

["Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2200v1
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The Brazilian Pampa biome is currently under constant threat due to increase of agriculture and improper management of urban effluents. Studies with focus on the assessment of impacts caused by human activities in this biome are scarce. In the present study we...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.776v2
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The federal channel at Port of Miami, Florida, USA, was dredged between late 2013 and early 2015, to widen and deepen the channel. While the precise effects of the dredging on surrounding coral reefs are not well quantified, previously published remote sensing...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2146v1
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Conventional soil nutrient guidelines are higher than needed to produce high quality turfgrass. Although there have been repeated calls for more turfgrass soil calibration research, it is not practical to conduct conventional soil test calibrations for this global...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2144v1
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Recent meta-analyses of plant responses to biochar boast positive average effects of between 10 and 40 %. Plant responses, however, vary greatly across systems, and null or negative biochar effects are increasingly reported. The mechanisms responsible for such...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2123v1
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Background . Laccases, mostly laccase-like multicopper oxidases (LMCO), are probably the most common ligninolytic enzymes in soil. Although, in recent studies, laccase-encoding genes have been successfully used as molecular markers in order to elucidate the role...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2097v1
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The issue of Woodland caribou decline has been identified corporately as a top environmental priority for Cenovus energy Inc. Pursuant to this priority, a habitat centric environmental strategy and performance commitments have been developed. Beginning in 2008,...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2082v1
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Barbiturases have scarce structural information available and do not fit in the conventional group of proteins. It is contemplated that they play a role in catabolism of s-triazine herbicide compounds. Structure as well as interaction data information of barbiturase...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2070v1
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Crown-of-thorns starfish (CoTS; Acanthaster spp.) are an outbreaking pest among many Indo-Pacific coral reefs that cause substantial ecological and economic damage. Despite ongoing CoTS research there remain critical gaps in observing CoTS populations and accurately...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2057v1
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In this study, we demonstrate how changes in the diversity of habitat and bacterial communities affect landscape multifunctionality. Habitat diversity may beget species diversity by increasing niche availability and resource complementarity. Species diversity,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2036v1
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