Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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From microorganisms to the largest macroorganisms, much of Earth’s biodiversity is subject to forces of physical turnover. Residence time is the ratio of an ecosystem’s size to its rate of flow and provides a means for understanding the influence of physical turnover...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2727v3
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The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued a Decision that makes the use of externally applied double-stranded (ds)RNA molecules on eukaryotic cells or organisms technically out of scope of legislation on new organisms, because in its view...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27108v1
53 downloads
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Birds found outside their typical range, or vagrants, have fascinated naturalists for decades. Despite broad interest in vagrancy, few attempts have been made to statistically examine the explanatory variables potentially responsible for the phenomenon. In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27104v1
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Understanding trophodynamics of estuarine and marine ecosystems is important in developing food-web models prevalent in ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries management, as well as assessing ecosystem condition and function. Few studies have examined seasonal...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27103v1
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Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize challenges with the current planning process. Using data from all U.S. domestic and transboundary ESA-listed species,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2882v5
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Viruses encoding a replication-associated protein (Rep) within a covalently closed, single-stranded (ss)DNA genome are among the smallest viruses known to infect eukaryotic organisms, including economically valuable agricultural crops and livestock. Although circular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27093v1
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The Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) originates from sour jujube (Ziziphus acidojujuba Mill.) and is an economically important genus in the Rhamnaceae family. However, little is known about the genetic relationship between jujube cultivars and wild species....

["Biodiversity","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27088v1
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Mediterranean vegetation is characterized by high biodiversity and conservation value and grazing is controversial. We sampled woody and herbaceous plants on a limestone mountain with strong mesic-xeric gradients, ranked grazing pressure (on a scale of 1-4) and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27089v1
132 downloads
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Protected areas are often used by scientists to observe natural processes and organisms in habitats that have been minimally influenced by human actions. In contrast to many PA objectives, their effectiveness for promoting and supporting scientific research can...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27086v1
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A substantial amount of information on the Brazilian estuarine fishes has been collected, but is still largely fragmented into different sources. This study presents a summary of the available knowledge on the biodiversity of estuarine fishes in Brazil, a brief...

["Biodiversity"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27085v1
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Biodiversity theories are not very often explicitly consulted in conservation practice, but implicitly many conservation decisions rely on theory. Biodiversity theories can inform important conservation actions such as assessments of species richness and extinction...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27054v1
230 downloads
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Background. Ecosystem Engineers are species that transform habitats in ways that influence other species. While the impacts of many engineers have been well described, our understanding of how their impact varies along environmental gradients remains limited. Although...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1692v5
27 downloads
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The climatic shifts in the Quaternary Period acted as an important driving force for evolution of the world's biodiversity. In this study, responses to the ice age of a rare and endangered tree of Indian Western Ghats, Syzygium travancoricum, was investigated through...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27043v1
223 downloads
604 views

Using a large, consistent set of loci shared by descent (orthologous) to study relationships among taxa would revolutionize among-lineage comparisons of divergence and speciation processes. Ultraconserved elements (UCEs), highly conserved regions of the genome,...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27035v1
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Saproxylic insects, those that feed on wood or bark, compose a large proportion of forest organisms. Flies (Diptera) are often the most abundant and species-rich groups in forest microhabitats, yet most work to date on saproxylic insect diversity and ecology has...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27034v1
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