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As the global road network expands, roads pose an emerging threat to wildlife populations. One way in which roads can affect wildlife is wildlife-vehicle collisions, which can be a significant cause of mortality through roadkill. In order to successfully mitigate...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27114v1
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There is a lot of uncertainty about how we pick the best invasive species management strategies to improve the environment, local economy, and human well-being, as invasive species management involves complex and multidimensional challenges. Invasive species management...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27113v1
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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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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
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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
524 downloads
1,871 views

Long-term time series are necessary to better understand population dynamics, assess species' conservation status, and make management decisions. However, population data are often expensive, requiring a lot of time and resources. What is the minimum population...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3168v4
117 downloads
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Infectious diseases can alter the demography of their host populations, reducing their viability even in the absence of mass mortality. Amphibians are the most threatened group of vertebrates globally, and emerging infectious diseases play a large role in their...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27056v1
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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
34 downloads
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Sustainable use as a mechanism for the conservation and recovery of exploited wildlife populations remains intensely debated, including for freshwater turtles, a diverse and imperilled group of aquatic reptiles that are an important food source for many residents...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27044v1
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Background. Understanding genetic diversity and population structure is critically important for the conservation and management of endangered species. These factors are particularly relevant for species with small populations and/or restricted ranges, such as...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27038v1
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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
227 downloads
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Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed) is a well-known invasive alien species in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe and North America. The plant is known to have a negative impact on local biodiversity, flood risk, and ecosystem services; but in the UK it...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27023v1
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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
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Guinea-Conakry has one of the highest plant diversities in Sub-Saharan West Africa and is part of the Upper Guinean Forest ecoregion and the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot. Guinea is a major supplier of the world’s bauxite and has significant...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3451v2
65 downloads
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Tussock is a unique structure in wetland vegetation. Many tussock species reproduce mainly by clonal growth, resulting in genetically identical offsprings distributed in various spatial patterns. These fine scale patterns could affect the mating patterns and thus...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26946v2
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