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Cassava is one of the most important annual crops in Southeast Asia, and faces increasing seed borne pest and disease pressures. Despite this, cassava seed systems have received scant research attention. In a first analysis of Vietnamese and Cambodian cassava seed...

["Agricultural Science","Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27124v1
18 downloads
68 views

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
1,140 downloads
1,725 views

Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26693v3
593 downloads
1,079 views

Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) is the vegetation cover in equilibrium with climate, that would exist at a given location non-impacted by human activities. PNV is useful for raising public awareness about land degradation and for estimating land potential. This...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26811v2
56 downloads
153 views

Background. The bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus, is the most widespread and ecologically diverse ungulate species complex within the spiral-horned antelopes. This species was recently found to consist of two genetically divergent but monophyletic Scriptus and Sylvaticus...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27011v2
27 downloads
79 views

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
111 downloads
225 views

The Atlantic gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) presents an interesting case study of climate related dispersal and local extinction. While (limited) fossil records confirm its presence in the Atlantic until the 18th century, its abundance and distribution with...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27025v2
23 downloads
82 views

Background. Pelagic pteropods Limacina helicina are widespread and can play an important role in the food webs and in biosedimentation in Arctic and Subarctic ecosystems. Previous publications have shown differences in the genetic structure of populations of L....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27016v1
72 downloads
125 views

Macronycteris commersonii (Hipposideridae), a bat species endemic to Madagascar, is widespread across the island, utilising open woodland, degraded habitats, and forested areas from sea level to 1325 m. We investigated the fine-scale phylogeographic history and...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27004v1
91 downloads
300 views

Oaks (Quercus) comprise more than 400 species worldwide and centres of diversity for most sections lie in the Americas and East/Southeast Asia. The only exception is the Eurasian Sect. Cerris that comprises 15 species, a dozen of which are confined to western Eurasia....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26995v1
63 downloads
161 views

Understanding the genetic variability and dispersal capabilities of plant pathogens is important to better predict pathogen spread and virulence, especially under global change conditions. The outcome of host-pathogen interactions directly depends on the dispersal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Mycology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26985v1
25 downloads
129 views

The NIST DSE Plant Identification challenge is a new periodic competition focused on improving and generalizing remote sensing processing methods for forest landscapes. To compete in the competition, I created a pipeline to perform three remote sensing tasks. First,...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26977v1
79 downloads
219 views

Background. Biogeographers assess how species distributions and abundances affect the structure, function, and composition of ecosystems. Yet we face a major challenge: it is difficult to precisely map species across landscapes. Novel Earth observations could obviate...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26972v1
47 downloads
120 views

The Red Sea Biodiversity Project, a research collaboration of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (KAU) and Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany (SRI), was founded in 2011. The main goal of this project is to assess and report on the marine...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26938v1
122 downloads
563 views

Vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) are one of the most widely distributed non-human primate species found in South Africa. They occur across all the South African provinces, inhabiting a large variety of habitats. These habitats vary sufficiently that it...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26577v4
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