Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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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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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. In particular, subsurface processes...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27147v1
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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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The Lake Victoria drainage basin (LVD) in Kenya is home to ten nominal species of small barbs (‘Barbus’) and one of large barbs (Labeobarbus altianalis). A recent molecular study genetically characterized small barbs in this region and found evidence of introgression...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27008v1
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Our study evaluates the distribution, habitat associations, and current conservation status of the pilose crayfishes Pacifastacus connectens and Pacifastacus gambelii, two little-studied and data-deficient species endemic to the western United States. We first...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27001v1
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The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26962v2
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Tussock is a unique structure in wetland vegetation. Many tussock species reproduce mainly by clonal growth, resulting in genetically identical offsprings distributed in various spatial patterns. These fine scale patterns could affect the mating patterns and thus...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26946v2
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