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Private property makes up a large proportion of urban green space and differs from public greenspace in ecologically important ways. While including private property in urban landscape research is necessary, ecologists are frequently unprepared to work on private...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26457v2
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Although amphipods are key components of the macro-fauna associated with Posidonia oceanica meadows, no studies focussed to date on the structure and diversity of such assemblages across the Mediterranean Sea. Here, we studied whether amphipod diversity reflects...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27285v1
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Early detection is paramount for attempts to remove invasive non-native species (INNS). Traditional methods rely on physical sampling and morphological identification, which can be problematic when species are in low densities and/or are cryptic. The use of environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27284v1
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Background. Despite its wide distribution worldwide, only 4.6% of temperate grasslands are included within systems of protected areas. In Argentina, this situation is even more alarming: only 1.05% is protected. The study area (central area of the southern Salado...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27281v1
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We aimed to examine mechanistically the observed foraging differences across two honey bee, Apis mellifera, subspecies using the Proboscis Extension Response (PER) assay. Specifically, we compared differences in appetitive reversal learning ability between honey...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27274v1
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A productive biosphere and oxygenated atmosphere are defining features of Earth and are fundamentally linked. Here I argue that cellular metabolism imposes central constraints on the historical trajectories of biopsheric productivity and atmospheric oxygenation....

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27269v1
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Dorsoventral asymmetry of photosynthesis is important for light use patterns, but the asymmetry changes with environments. Photosynthetic asymmetry was have been intensively studied for their role in light use efficiency, but less is know about the impact of light...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27267v1
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become an increasingly important tool in ecology, biogeography, evolution and, more recently, in conservation management, landscape planning and climate change research. The assessment of their predictive accuracy is one...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27257v1
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Invertebrates make up 97-99% of biodiversity on Earth and contribute to multiple ecosystem services (ES) in both natural and human-dominated systems. One such service, biological control (BC) of herbivorous pests, is a core component of sustainable intensification...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27238v1
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Seasonality is an important feature of essentially all natural systems but the consequences of seasonality have been vastly underappreciated. Early work emphasized the role of seasonality in driving cyclic population dynamics, but the consequences of seasonality...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27235v1
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Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major threat to biodiversity in many habitats. The recent introduction of cleaner technologies in Switzerland has led to a reduction in the emissions of nitrogen oxides, with an according decrease in N deposition. We examined different...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27230v1
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The mechanisms underlying community dynamics, which govern the complicated biogeographical patterns of microbes, have long been a research hotspot in community ecology. However, the mixing of multiple ecological processes and the one-sidedness of analytical methods...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27223v1
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Habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation and productivity, that are mediated by direct human impact. Its consequences include genetic depauperation, including phenomena such as inbreeding depression or reduction in genetic...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27222v1
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Background. Geographic variation in body size and condition can reveal differential local adaptation to resource availability or climatic factors. Body size and condition are related to fitness in garter snakes (Thamnophis), thus good body condition may increase...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27205v1
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Climate change is asymmetrically altering environmental conditions in space, from local to global scales, creating novel heterogeneity. Here, we argue that this novel heterogeneity will drive mobile generalist consumer species to rapidly respond through their behavior...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27187v1
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