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When we look at an oak, we see one organism, despite the fact that each of the estimated 25,808 genes in the oak genome has a unique history. Here I review why the evolutionary history of oaks comprises a variety of phylogenetic histories that trace disparate histories...

["Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27405v1
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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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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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This study highlighted the occurrence of a pelagic long line fishery targeting albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna in the high seas of eastern Pacific Ocean. Species selectivity of the fishing method was assessed. Hook depth, statistics of at-vessel survival...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27364v1
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Lionfish (Pterois volitans / miles) are an invasive species in the Western Atlantic and the Caribbean. Improving management of invasive lionfish populations requires accurate total biomass estimates, which depend on accurate estimates of allometric growth. Sedentary...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27360v1
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Publications in reputed peer reviewed journals are often looked upon as tenets on which future scientific thought is built. Sometimes published information can be flawed and errors in published research should be expediently reported, preferably by a peer review...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ethical Issues","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27349v1
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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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Matteuccia struthiopteris (L.) Tod. – Ostrich fern (Onocleaceae) is the circumboreal species widely distributed in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. In the paper, we presented the results of the observations on the developing population of M. struthiopteris...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27302v1
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Speciation processes have long been inferred from phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and biogeographic pattern-driven perspectives. Now much current speciation research is attempting to more directly describe the underlying processes and mechanisms of divergence leading...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27279v1
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Background Cycas panzhihuaensis L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang (Cycadaceae) is an endangered gymnosperm species endemic in the dry-hot valley of Jinsha River basin from southwest China. Although the wild C. panzhihuaensis population from Panzhihua Cycad Natural Reserve is...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27265v1
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Background. The time distribution of biological phenomena (phenology) is a subject of wide interest, but a general statistical distribution to describe and quantify its essential properties is lacking. Existing distributions are limiting, if not entirely inappropriate,...

["Mathematical Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27175v1
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Background. Copepods are the major secondary producers in the World Ocean. They represent an important link between phytoplankton, microzooplankton and higher trophic levels such as fish. They are an important source of food for many fish species, but also a significant...

["Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26689v2
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Birds found outside their typical range, or vagrants, have fascinated naturalists for decades. Despite broad interest in vagrancy, few attempts have been made to statistically examine the explanatory variables potentially responsible for the phenomenon. In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27104v1
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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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There is a gradual shift from representing a species’ genome by a single reference genome sequence to a pan-genome representation. Pan-genomes are the abstract representations of the genomes of all the strains that are present in the population or species. In this...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27017v1
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