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Fisheries sciences and management involve complex problems not easily addressed by a single set of stakeholders or methodologies from one discipline; accordingly, the Canadian Fisheries Research Network (CFRN) was initiated to increase fisheries research capacity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2291v2
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We present survey questions useful for describing agricultural seed systems. The questions are designed so that they can be used for standardized comparisons among seed systems, addressing both networks for seed movement and networks for the communication of information...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Statistics","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2806v1
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Mo’orea’s reefs have rebounded from environmental disturbance throughout the years largely due to herbivorous fish that deter damaging algal blooms. This resilience suggests herbivorous fishes act as a keystone species in the coral reef ecosystem, and the greater...

["Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2657v1
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During the process of ageing there is canalisation of repair resources which tend to flow from the soma towards the germ line. In the early periods of phylogenetic development there was a time when repair of germ line cells became more efficient compared to the...

["Evolutionary Studies","Human-Computer Interaction","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1560v1
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Accurate landcover maps are fundamental to understanding socio-economic and environmental patterns and processes, but existing datasets contain substantial errors. Crowdsourcing map creation may substantially improve accuracy, particularly for discrete cover types,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Human-Computer Interaction","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1030v2
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Because plans for large-scale landscape preservation in the US do not rely exclusively on lands held in trust, conservation programs have a vested interest in forest stewardship by private landowners. Selective harvests for commercial sale are often highlighted...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1333v1
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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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Background: Establishing health-related causal relationships is a central pursuit in biomedical research. Yet, the interdependent non-linearity of biological systems renders causal dynamics laborious and at times impractical to disentangle. This pursuit is further...

["Bioinformatics","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.583v2
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