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Ecological metrics and assemblages of three orders of aquatic insects (Odonata, Coleoptera and Trichoptera – OCT) in an industrial canal system affected by dredging were studied. Five sites (a river as a control site and canals) along the Vistula River in Central...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27404v1
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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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Global investment in hydropower is rapidly increasing, fueled by a need to manage water availability and by incentives promoting renewable energy sources. This expansion poses unrecognized risks to the world’s vulnerable freshwaters. While many hydropower impacts...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27147v2
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Understanding the population dynamics of invasive processes has become a pressing concern in a highly connected world faced with ongoing climate change and increased exotic species introduction. In Chile, the invasive freshwater benthic diatom Didymosphenia geminata...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27330v1
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Background. The North American prairie biome is considered one of the most endangered ecoregions. Prairie fishes have been affected by many anthropogenic disturbances, including the construction of bridges and culverts as road crossings over streams. The objective...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27308v1
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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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Narrow-winged damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) can be observed in a variety of habitats, by both professional collectors and amateur odonatologists. Their abundance and ease of recognition has resulted in a large amount of occurrence data, which can be used...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27261v1
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The viability of DNA metabarcoding for assessment of freshwater macrozoobenthos has been demonstrated over the past years. It matured to a stage where it can be applied to monitoring at a large scale, keeping pace with increased high throughput sequencing (HTS)...

["Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3456v5
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Dystrophic lakes undergo natural disharmonic succession, in the course of which an increasingly complex and diverse, mosaic-like pattern of habitats evolves. In the final seral stage, the most important role is played by a spreading Sphagnum mat, which gradually...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27167v1
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Stream temperature is an important exogenous factor influencing populations of stream organisms such as fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. Many states regulate stream protections based on temperature. Therefore, stream temperature models are important, particularly...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Statistics","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27069v1
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Symbiotic relationships between host and microbiome can play a major role in local adaptation. Previous studies with freshwater organisms have shown that microbiome performs numerous important biochemical functions for the host, playing a key role in metabolism,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27058v1
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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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Populations of passively dispersed organisms in continental aquatic habitats typically show high levels of neutral genetic differentiation, despite their high dispersal capabilities. Several evolutionary factors, including founder events and local adaptation, and...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3254v2
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Mating strategies in fishes are known to include polygyny, polyandry and monogamy and provide valuable insights regarding powerful evolutionary forces such as sexual selection. Monogamy is a complex of mating systems that has been relatively neglected. Previous...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27032v1
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Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes depending on the environment. It has an influence on the adaptive potential to environmental change and the capability to adapt locally. Adaptation to environmental change happens...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27013v1
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