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Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales. The high...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3496v2
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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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The Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is the most common bycatch in the Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) bottom longline fishery in Cumberland Sound, Canada. Historically, this inshore fishery has been prosecuted through the ice during winter...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26864v1
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Despite the local and global importance of forests, deforestation driven by various socio-economic and biophysical factors continues in many countries. In Nepal, in response to massive deforestation, the community forestry program has been implemented to reduce...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26859v1
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The cone snails are hyper diverse group of marine gastropods and the shell morphology is the base of primary species identification. Among the Conidae, homoplasy and plasticity of morphological characters are common. Since speciation is positively correlated with...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26844v1
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Mangroves are valuable socio-ecological ecosystems that provide vital goods and services to millions of people, including wood, a renewable natural capital, which is the primary source of energy and construction material for several coastal communities in developing...

["Conservation Biology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26841v1
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Rare species can significantly contribute to ecosystem stability and resiliency. Furthermore, wider taxonomic trees can support a wider range of functional diversity. These ideas with the notion that functional diversity leads to ecosystem resiliency suggest rare...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26840v1
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Carnivores are important components of ecosystems with wide-ranging effects on ecological communities. These effects are complex and vary with carnivore size, natural history, and hunting tactics, and researchers and managers must understand the ecological roles...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26835v1
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Eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds provide important habitat and food sources for a wide range of associated species both above- and belowground. Organic enrichment and nutrient loading from anthropogenic sources can change eelgrass canopy structure and macroinfauna...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26832v1
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Macroalgal forests have gone missing in several temperate rocky shores during the last decades, triggering important changes in the seascape. Cystoseira species are some of the main habitat-forming species on shallow water Mediterranean rocky bottoms and follow...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26804v2
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Background. The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is one of the most diverse and threatened biomes in the world. The fragmentation and deforestation have strong impacts upon biodiversity, and many ecological theories have been brought in discussion in order to predict...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26659v2
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Deep-sea ecosystems are being impacted by anthropogenic stressors, such as trawling and oil-gas exploration. Protection of these ecosystems is delayed by limited understanding of spatial distribution, suitable habitat, species associations, and recruitment. Imagery...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26808v1
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Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an area-based conservation strategy commonly used to safeguard marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. Population connectivity governs the exchange of individuals among spatially fragmented habitats and is an essential criterion...

["Conservation Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26809v1
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Global trends in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as a key tool in the sustainable management of our oceans and seas has reached fever pitch in the last decade. The UK’s efforts over the past decade to develop a MPA network meets multiple international...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26806v1
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Marine protected area (MPA) networks are commonly designated to achieve ecosystem-level conservation objectives. To design MPA networks capable of achieving such objectives, there has been a strong emphasis placed on the importance of incorporating connectivity...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26800v1
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