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Moist, high-altitude grasslands of eastern South African harbour rich avian diversity and endemism. This area is also threatened by increasingly intensive agriculture and land conversion for energy production. This conflict is particularly evident at Ingula, an...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26932v1
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Similar to natural rivers, manmade inlets connect inland runoff to the ocean. Port Everglades Inlet (PEI) is a busy cargo and cruise ship port in South Florida, which can act as a source of pollution and nutrients to surrounding beaches and offshore coral reefs....

["Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3369v1
1,035 downloads
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Exposure to non-ionizing radiation used in wireless communication remains a contentious topic in the public mind - while the overwhelming scientific evidence to date suggests that microwave and radio frequencies used in modern communications are safe, public apprehension...

["Biophysics","Environmental Sciences","Cognitive Disorders","Oncology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3355v1
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Detection of disease over broad spatial scales is important to managing the spread of many diseases. One way to do this is to work with citizen scientists to collect data over broad spatial and temporal scales. Citizen science observations are becoming more widely...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3326v1
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Sargassum sp., a marine brown macroalgae, is an efficient sorbent for various heavy metals at high concentrations. However, the efficiency at which seaweed removes heavy metals from dilute solutions and the effect of ammonium on metal removal is not well understood;...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1228v2
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Although most reef-building corals live near the upper threshold of their thermotolerance, some scleractinians are resilient to temperature increases. For instance, Pocillopora acuta specimens from an upwelling habitat in Southern Taiwan survived a 9-month experimental...

["Cell Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3252v1
59 downloads
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Background. Microorganisms govern important ecosystems processes, in particular the degradation of organic matter (OM). However, microorganisms are rarely considered in efforts to monitor ecosystem health and functioning. Evidence suggests that environmental perturbations...

["Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3221v1
217 downloads
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Background. Biological facilitation is a type of relationship between two taxa that benefits at least one of the participants and harms neither. Although invasive species are widely known to compete with native taxa, recent studies suggest that invasive and native...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2643v2
1,752 downloads
3,114 views

Zeta potential, defined as the electric charge at the shear plane, is widely used as a proxy parameter for bacterial cell surface charge. Nonspecific adsorption of ions or polyelectrolytes onto the cell surface, however, alters the value and polarity of the measured...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.110v7
460 downloads
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Microbes for environmental research should be cultured in growth media with characteristics (e.g., pH, ionic strength, and ionic composition) as close to their original habitat as possible. Additionally, the medium should also enable high cell density to be obtained,...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1406v6
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713 views

Arsenic (As), a toxic element, has impacted life since early Earth. Thus, microorganisms have evolved many As resistance and tolerance mechanisms to improve their survival outcomes given As exposure. We isolated As resistant bacteria from Centralia, PA, the site...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2451v2
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Intra- and interspecific interactions can be broken down into facilitative and competitive components. The net interaction between two organisms is simply the sum of these counteracting elements. Disentangling the positive and negative components of species interactions...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3129v1
119 downloads
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Background. Rare or narrowly endemic organisms are difficult to monitor and conserve when their total distribution and habitat preferences are incompletely known. One method employed in determining distributions of these organisms is species distribution modeling...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3082v1
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The objective of this study was to characterize the structure and function of microbial communities in surface seawater from the Changjiang Estuary and adjacent areas, China. Sample water was collected at 12 sites and environmental parameters were measured. Community...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3079v1
108 downloads
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To evaluate the environmental quality of different poultry houses, the concentrations and compositions of microbial aerosols and PM2.5 were measured. Results showed that the concentrations of airborne bacteria, airborne fungi and airborne Escherichia coli in poultry...

["Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3072v1
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