Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

129 downloads
226 views

Urban forests can attract visitors by the function of well-being improvement, which can be evaluated by analyzing the big-data from the social networking services (SNS). In this study, 935 facial images of visitors to nine urban forest parks were screened and downloaded...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Biosphere Interactions","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3424v1
113 downloads
495 views

Current research posits that all multicellular organisms live in symbioses with associated microorganisms and form so-called metaorganisms or holobionts. Cnidarian metaorganisms are of specific interest given that stony corals provide the foundation of the globally...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3343v1
116 downloads
262 views

The availability of free-standing water sources is a key determinant of animal and plant community structure in arid environments, and an understanding of the extent to which particular species depend on drinking water is vital for modelling the effects of climate...

["Ecology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3167v1
66 downloads
211 views

Leishmaniasis represents an important public health problem in Brazil. The continuous process of urbanization and expansion of human activities in forest areas impacts natural habitats, modifying the ecology of some species of Leishmania, as well as its vectors...

["Biodiversity","Biosphere Interactions","Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3083v1
154 downloads
615 views

There is currently unprecedented interest in quantifying variation in thermal physiology among organisms in order to understand and predict the biological impacts of climate change. A key parameter in this quantification of thermal physiology is the performance...

["Biosphere Interactions","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3068v1
116 downloads
604 views

BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the factors that affect the geographic distribution of species permits us to infer where they can be found. Human beings, through the expansion of their own distribution area and their contribution to climate alteration have modified...

["Biodiversity","Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2829v1
200 downloads
538 views

Mitochondrial response to oxidative stress is intricately related to cellular homeostasis due to the high susceptibility of the mitochondrial genome to oxidative damage. Octocoral mitogenomes possess a unique DNA repair gene, mtMutS, potentially capable of counteracting...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2770v1
182 downloads
670 views

Interactions among global change stressors and their effects at large scales are often proposed, but seldom evaluated. This situation is primarily due to lack of comprehensive, sufficiently long-term, and spatially-extensive datasets. Seagrasses, which provide...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2544v2
182 downloads
585 views

Sacoglossan sea slugs have complex interactions with their environment. They are well known for their ability to sequester stolen chloroplasts and utilize them for photoautotrophic CO2 fixation, yet the dependence on this is not clear in most species. Elysia stylifera...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2650v1
817 downloads
962 views

Background: The dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease and a regular epidemic in Thailand. The peak of the dengue epidemic period is around June to August during the rainy season. It is believed that the climate is an important factor for dengue transmission.Method:...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Computational Biology","Infectious Diseases","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.756v5
105 downloads
372 views

Ecuador has the biggest number of amphibian species per unit of area in the world (427 species in 276,840 km2). Glass frogs (Centrolenidae), with 30 species, constitute 7.06 % of the Ecuadorian anurans. However, the current state of knowledge of this family in...

["Biodiversity","Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2164v1
105 downloads
389 views

Over the past two decades, populations of Shiras moose (Alces alces shirasi) in western Wyoming have declined. Recent work on the Jackson herd in northwest Wyoming suggests that the 1988 Yellowstone fires and regional drought contributed to a considerable decline...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2056v1
291 downloads
459 views

In response to declining moose numbers in central British Columbia (BC), the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations initiated a five-year (December 2013–March 2018) provincially coordinated, moose-research project. The primary research objective...

["Biodiversity","Biosphere Interactions","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1987v1
136 downloads
389 views

Background. The Alexander Archipelago wolf, inhabiting the coastal temperate rainforest of North America, was recently evaluated for protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, but ultimately was not listed. Stressors thought to be impacting the population...

["Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1934v1
214 downloads
633 views

The skewness and kurtosis of community trait distributions (CTDs) can provide important insights on the mechanisms driving community assembly and species coexistence. However, they have not been considered yet when describing global patterns in CTDs. We aimed to...

["Biodiversity","Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1913v1
What is a PeerJ Preprint?

A PeerJ Preprint is a draft of an article, abstract, or poster that has not yet been peer-reviewed for formal publication. Submit a draft, incomplete, or final version of your work for free.

Submissions today can be approved by Editorial Staff and online in 24 hours.

Establish precedent. Solicit feedback. Publish updates.

Refine by manuscript type

Top subject areas - Preprints

Top subject areas - People

View all subject areas