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Primate species have been increasingly threatened by legal and illegal trade in China, mainly for biomedical research or as pets and traditional medicine, yet most reports on trade from China regard international trade. To assess a proxy for amount of national...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27288v1
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The Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Morocco and equivalent beds in Algeria have produced a rich fossil assemblage, yielding, amongst others, isolated sauropod teeth, which can be used in species diversity studies. These Albian-Cenomanian (~113 – 93.9 Ma) strata rarely...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27286v1
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Early detection is paramount for attempts to remove invasive non-native species (INNS). Traditional methods rely on physical sampling and morphological identification, which can be problematic when species are in low densities and/or are cryptic. The use of environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27284v1
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Speciation processes have long been inferred from phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and biogeographic pattern-driven perspectives. Now much current speciation research is attempting to more directly describe the underlying processes and mechanisms of divergence leading...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27279v1
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The 21st century will undeniably represent a major turn in the development of human societies, as Earth’s limiting resources can no longer support the current pace of material consumption (supplemental file S1). In this context, Ripple et al. (2017) identified...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ethical Issues","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27276v1
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Amphibians are the most vulnerable vertebrates to biodiversity loss mediated by habitat destruction, climate change and diseases. Informed conservation management requires to improve the taxonomy of anurans to assess reliably the species´ geographic range. In this...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27273v1
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Background Cycas panzhihuaensis L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang (Cycadaceae) is an endangered gymnosperm species endemic in the dry-hot valley of Jinsha River basin from southwest China. Although the wild C. panzhihuaensis population from Panzhihua Cycad Natural Reserve is...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27265v1
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become an increasingly important tool in ecology, biogeography, evolution and, more recently, in conservation management, landscape planning and climate change research. The assessment of their predictive accuracy is one...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27257v1
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Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major threat to biodiversity in many habitats. The recent introduction of cleaner technologies in Switzerland has led to a reduction in the emissions of nitrogen oxides, with an according decrease in N deposition. We examined different...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27230v1
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The recent development of the CRISPR-Cas9-based gene drive has created the conditions to seriously consider this technology to solve one of the major environmental challenges in biodiversity conservation i.e. the control of invasive species. There is no efficient...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27164v3
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Insect specimens that are too small to be pinned safely are usually affixed to a piece of card on a pin or to the pin itself using an adhesive. This practice has been in place for more than two centuries, and >400,000 such mounts continue to be accessioned annually...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27184v1
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This is a protocol for a rapid review of the effectiveness of soil loosening to ameliorate compaction caused by cattle treading from dairy production on UK dairy farms. The review will synthesise relevant literature that explores the impacts that can be derived...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27180v1
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Anthropogenic caused environmental changes coupled with rapid population growth are altering the Earth’s biota at unprecedented rates, posing an alarming threat to the long-term persistence of many species of both animals and plants and so, a science-based prioritisation...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27169v1
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Dystrophic lakes undergo natural disharmonic succession, in the course of which an increasingly complex and diverse, mosaic-like pattern of habitats evolves. In the final seral stage, the most important role is played by a spreading Sphagnum mat, which gradually...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27167v1
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Populus tremuloides is the widest-ranging tree species in North America, and an ecologically important component of mesic forest ecosystems displaced by the Pleistocene glaciations. Using phylogeographic analyses of genome-wide SNPs (34,796 SNPs, 183 individuals)...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27162v1
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