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Abstract Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are known to affect plants’ germination and seedling establishment in arid ecosystems, but their ecological role in more mesic climates is not so well-known. We tested the effects of moss-crusted versus uncrusted soils on...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27354v3
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have proven to be an integral tool in the conservation and management of cetaceans. Many applications have adopted a two-step approach where a detection function is estimated using conventional distance sampling in the first step...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27424v1
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Background Our team discovered that Prochlorococcus can take up glucose, in a process that changes the transcriptional pattern of several genes involved in glucose metabolization. We have also shown that glcH encodes a very high affinity glucose transporter, and...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27423v1
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For reefs in SE Asia the synergistic effects of rapid land-development, insufficient environmental policies and a lack of enforcement has led to poor water quality and compromised coral health from increased sediment and pollution. Those inshore turbid coral reefs,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1
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Some marine microparasitic pathogens can survive several months outside the host in the water column to make contact with hosts or to be absorbed or filtered by hosts. Once inside, pathogens invade the host if they find suitable conditions for reproduction within...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26454v3
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Evan Bolyen, Jai Ram Rideout, Matthew R Dillon, Nicholas A Bokulich, Christian Abnet, Gabriel A Al-Ghalith, Harriet Alexander, Eric J Alm, Manimozhiyan Arumugam, Francesco Asnicar, Yang Bai, Jordan E Bisanz, Kyle Bittinger, Asker Brejnrod, Colin J Brislawn, C Titus Brown, Benjamin J Callahan, Andrés Mauricio Caraballo-Rodríguez, John Chase, Emily Cope, Ricardo Da Silva, Pieter C Dorrestein, Gavin M Douglas, Daniel M Durall, Claire Duvallet, Christian F Edwardson, Madeleine Ernst, Mehrbod Estaki, Jennifer Fouquier, Julia M Gauglitz, Deanna L Gibson, Antonio Gonzalez, Kestrel Gorlick, Jiarong Guo, Benjamin Hillmann, Susan Holmes, Hannes Holste, Curtis Huttenhower, Gavin Huttley, Stefan Janssen, Alan K Jarmusch, Lingjing Jiang, Benjamin Kaehler, Kyo Bin Kang, Christopher R Keefe, Paul Keim, Scott T Kelley, Dan Knights, Irina Koester, Tomasz Kosciolek, Jorden Kreps, Morgan GI Langille, Joslynn Lee, Ruth Ley, Yong-Xin Liu, Erikka Loftfield, Catherine Lozupone, Massoud Maher, Clarisse Marotz, Bryan D Martin, Daniel McDonald, Lauren J McIver, Alexey V Melnik, Jessica L Metcalf, Sydney C Morgan, Jamie Morton, Ahmad Turan Naimey, Jose A Navas-Molina, Louis Felix Nothias, Stephanie B Orchanian, Talima Pearson, Samuel L Peoples, Daniel Petras, Mary Lai Preuss, Elmar Pruesse, Lasse Buur Rasmussen, Adam Rivers, II, Michael S Robeson, Patrick Rosenthal, Nicola Segata, Michael Shaffer, Arron Shiffer, Rashmi Sinha, Se Jin Song, John R Spear, Austin D Swafford, Luke R Thompson, Pedro J Torres, Pauline Trinh, Anupriya Tripathi, Peter J Turnbaugh, Sabah Ul-Hasan, Justin JJ van der Hooft, Fernando Vargas, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Emily Vogtmann, Max von Hippel, William Walters, Yunhu Wan, Mingxun Wang, Jonathan Warren, Kyle C Weber, Chase HD Williamson, Amy D Willis, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Jesse R Zaneveld, Yilong Zhang, Qiyun Zhu, Rob Knight, J Gregory Caporaso

We present QIIME 2, an open-source microbiome data science platform accessible to users spanning the microbiome research ecosystem, from scientists and engineers to clinicians and policy makers. QIIME 2 provides new features that will drive the next generation...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27295v2
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We report a nocturnal insect swarm observed aboard the oceanographic ship Cruzeiro do Sul of the Brazilian Navy, while conducting a survey of the Montague guyot (seamount), 389 km distant from the nearest land in the South Atlantic. The insects came from open sea...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27399v1
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Enlarging protected areas (PAs) network is critical to ensure the long-term viability of Asian elephants from habitat fragmentation and loss. While challenges are raised in the strictly government-managed policy of PAs networks due to the difficulties in persuading...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27397v1
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Dispersal is a central process in ecology and evolution. It strongly influences the dynamics of spatially structured populations, by affecting population growth rate and local colonization-extinction processes. Dispersal can also influence evolutionary processes...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27394v1
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Plant-associated microbes are critical players in host health, fitness and productivity. Despite microbes’ importance in plants, seeds are mostly sterile, and most plant microbes are recruited from an environmental pool. Surprisingly little is known about the processes...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27393v1
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Background. Poyang Lake is an exceptional system exhibiting a water level change of up to 14 m every year. In the years 2013 and 2014 water level changes were 8.03 m and 11.22m respectively. The biomass of Anabaena and heterocyst frequency increased in the summers...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27388v1
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The mid-domain effect (MDE) is a vital hypothesis to explain altitudinal patterns of species diversity of mountainous plants with different gradients, but it is bounded in terms of its application at the plant level. To verify the MDE hypothesis, we chose a typical...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27386v1
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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.27187v2
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Across modified landscapes anthropic factors can affect habitat selection by animals and consequently their abundance and distribution patterns. The study of the spatial structure of wild populations is crucial to gain knowledge on species’ response to habitat...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27380v1
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Introduction. Whole-metagenome sequencing can be a rich source of information about the structure and function of entire metagenomic communities, but getting accurate and reliable results from these datasets can be challenging. Analysis of these datasets is founded...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27376v1
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