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Background. Mexico is one of the most megadiverse countries in the world, with considerable reaches and endemicity in the diversity of fishes compared to other countries and regions. Recent phylogenetic studies in co-distributed species of widespread fishes, besides...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26873v1
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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.26577v2
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The abyss is a homogeneous and barrier-free sediment habitat. At least that is what the text books say. Yet, at the same time we know that abyssal communities are locally highly diverse. It appears contradictory that a seafloor habitat free of barriers and poor...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26845v1
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Climactic fluctuations during the Quaternary played a crucial role in genetic diversity and population genetic structure of many plant species in northwestern China. In order to understand the impact of climate change on herbaceous plants, we studied Panzerina...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26837v1
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During the Cretaceous period, North America was divided into two landmasses, the eastern Appalachia and western Laramidia. Recent research on several sites scattered across the eastern margin of North America has allowed for the analysis of vertebrate faunas from...

["Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26829v1
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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.26811v1
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Sabah, northern Borneo is one of the world’s most well-recognized biodiversity hotspots famous for the incredible diversity of its flora and fauna. Plenty of studies of leaf beetle fauna from this region have been conducted over the past 30 years. Yet, our knowledge...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26801v1
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Here we demonstrate how to globally detect regions of high plankton diversity (the lower levels of the trophic chain) and also higher level consumers' diversity using satellite information of 'fluid dynamical niches' characterized by spatially and temporally different...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26795v1
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A recent paper by Lau and Jacobs (2017, PeerJ) negatively contributes to a critical conservation problem in the Gulf of California—better regulation of fisheries in the Upper Gulf of California. The paper’s broader conclusions are not supported by the data presented,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26767v1
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Background. DNA metabarcoding is used to generate species composition data for entire communities. However, sequencing errors in high throughput sequencing instruments are fairly common, usually requiring reads to be clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTU),...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3269v4
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Aim: Habitat loss has been the greatest historical driver of species extinctions. A recent global trend toward retirement of marginally productive agricultural lands presents opportunities to reclaim critical habitat for endangered species. We examine habitat restoration...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26758v1
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To better understand the species latitudinal and depth gradients in the NW Pacific and its adjacent Arctic Ocean, distribution records of all marine species were extracted from the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and Global Biodiversity Information...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26756v1
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The effects of marine ecosystem changes on ecosystem services are difficult to predict because of our limited understanding of marine food-webs, how they respond to changes in pressures, and how those changes then influence services. Biogeochemical ecosystem models...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26749v1
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A core objective of marine protected areas (MPA) is to conserve regions of high biodiversity. Establishing biodiversity baselines – e.g. local species richness and community structure – is necessary to monitor change within MPAs, but such knowledge is often lacking...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26748v1
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The amphicyonid, or “bear-dog,” Paradaphoenus was a small-bodied, hypercarnivorous carnivoran that lived in North America during the Oligocene. Specimens of Paradaphoenus are rare, in part owing to the common inaccurate referral of specimens to the abundant canid...

["Biogeography","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26735v1
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