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Climate change is asymmetrically altering environmental conditions in space, from local to global scales, creating novel heterogeneity. Here, we argue that this novel heterogeneity will drive mobile generalist consumer species to rapidly respond through their behavior...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27187v2
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We investigated the spatial variability of qualitative and quantitative planktonic protist community structure in the Nordic Seas in relation to the environmental factors. Our study was conducted in the summers of 2015 and 2016 during cruises of the Institute of...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27337v1
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Nitrogen (N) deposition is a major threat to biodiversity in many habitats. The recent introduction of cleaner technologies in Switzerland has led to a reduction in the emissions of nitrogen oxides, with an according decrease in N deposition. We examined different...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27230v1
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The sixth mass extinction poses an unparalleled quantitative challenge to conservation biologists. Mathematicians and ecologists alike face the problem of developing models that can scale predictions of extinction rates from populations to the level of a species,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3367v2
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Agricultural production in Minqin Oasis, China, is commonly categorized as intensive crop production (ICP), integrated crop-livestock production (ICLP), intensive livestock production (confined feeding) (IFLP), and extensive livestock production (grazing) (EGLP)....

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27178v1
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Tropical landscapes are changing rapidly due to changes in land use and land management. Being able to predict and monitor land use change impacts on species for conservation or food security concerns requires the use of habitat quality metrics, that are consistent,...

["Ecosystem Science","Climate Change Biology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27168v1
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Ocean acidification, the ongoing decline of surface ocean pH and [CO32-] due to absorption of surplus atmospheric CO2, has far-reaching consequences for marine biota, especially calcifiers. Among these are teleost fishes, which internally calcify otoliths, critical...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27040v1
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Climate change has profoundly impacted tropical ecosystems, critical for sustaining economies and community livelihoods at local to global scales. Rapid population growth has further negatively impacted natural resource management and upsetting the socio-ecological...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26963v2
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Fish are sensitive to temperature, but the intergenerational consequences of maternal exposure to high temperature on offspring adaptive behaviour and underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here we show that a thermal maternal stress induces emotional and cognitive...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology","Genomics","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26910v1
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During the last centuries, humans have transformed global ecosystems. With their temporal dimension, herbaria provide the otherwise scarce long-term data crucial to track ecological and evolutionary changes over these centuries of global change. The sheer size...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26886v1
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Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), primarily from human fossil fuel combustion and cement production, are resulting in increasing absorption of CO2 by the oceans, which has led to a decline in ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification (OA). There...

["Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26866v1
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Thermal stress is a key issue for species dominant within ecosystems especially those that carry out key ecosystem service roles. When assessing the impacts of climate change it is critical to assess its biotic impacts relative to other anthropogenic changes to...

["Ecology","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26854v1
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Macroalgal forests have gone missing in several temperate rocky shores during the last decades, triggering important changes in the seascape. Cystoseira species are some of the main habitat-forming species on shallow water Mediterranean rocky bottoms and follow...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26804v2
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Sea ice is an important Arctic habitat that supports a high diversity of species—with over 1276 protist taxa alone. Multi-year sea ice is being replaced by first-year ice and open water, which will cause shifts in ice algal communities with cascading effects on...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26822v1
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Climate change is affecting the structure and function of marine communities in the eastern Pacific, and to anticipate possible consequences of these modifications, a better understanding of the natural adaptation potential of the species is needed. This study...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26787v2
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