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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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Plant materials have long been utilized for human use because of their wide range of physical properties and incredible mechanical efficiency as eco-friendly structures. One example of their use today is the practice of using the sturdy leaves of Pandanus tectorius...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2732v1
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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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Disturbance events can often create an environment that allows invasive species to colonize, particularly on susceptible island ecosystems. An increasingly common form are anthropogenic disturbances, which are caused by human interactions with the environment....

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2649v1
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Foxes are timid yet resourceful animals that are integrated into many urban environments. Because they are elusive, collecting information about the number of urban foxes, their diet and spatial distribution, their interactions with the ecological community in...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2623v1
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Urban habitats are characterized by a number of unique environmental variables, including modified vegetative structure, fragmentation, small patch size, invasive species, and higher levels of anthropogenic noise. Many songbird species are found less frequently...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2387v1
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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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We used 116-years of floral and faunal records from Mandarte Island, British Columbia, Canada, to estimate the indirect effects of humans on plant communities via their effects on the population size of a surface-nesting, colonial seabird, the Glaucous-winged gull...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1787v1
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The Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus is a valuable European decapod, particularly when sold live, although along the supply chain lobsters experience a range of extreme stressors during and immediately after capture, and onward transportation. To improve quality...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1747v1
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Microgeographic variation in fitness-relevant traits may be more common than previously appreciated. The fitness of many vertebrates is directly related to their locomotor capacity, a whole-organism trait integrating behavior, morphology, and physiology. Because...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1737v1
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Mediterranean biomes are biodiversity hotspots and also have been historically related to wine production. During the last decades, land occupied by vineyards has increased considerably threatening these Mediterranean ecosystems. Land use change and agricultural...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1661v1
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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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One of the possible consequences of biological invasions is the decrease of native species abundances or their replacement by non-native species. In Andean Patagonia, southern Argentina and Chile, many non-native animals have been introduced and are currently spreading....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1415v1
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