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There is a lot of uncertainty about how we pick the best invasive species management strategies to improve the environment, local economy, and human well-being, as invasive species management involves complex and multidimensional challenges. Invasive species management...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27113v1
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Sustainable use as a mechanism for the conservation and recovery of exploited wildlife populations remains intensely debated, including for freshwater turtles, a diverse and imperilled group of aquatic reptiles that are an important food source for many residents...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27044v1
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The success of intervention projects in ecological systems depends not only on the quality of a management strategy, but also how that strategy plays out among decision makers. Impact network analysis (INA) is a framework for evaluating the likely regional success...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Epidemiology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27037v1
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There is general agreement that conservation decision-making should be evidence-informed, but many evaluations of intervention effectiveness do not attempt to account for confounding variables and so provide weak evidence. Randomised Control Trials (RCTs), in which...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26929v1
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The long-term evolution of preferences for nature is crucial to conservation projects given their targeted long-term horizons. Neglecting to account for this evolution could lead to undesirable human−nature relationships. This study compares the willingness to...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26917v1
86 downloads
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Law enforcement is widely regarded as a cornerstone to effective natural resource management. Practical guidelines for the optimal use of enforcement measures are lacking particularly in areas protected under sustainable and/or mixed use management regimes and...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26843v1
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Mangroves are valuable socio-ecological ecosystems that provide vital goods and services to millions of people, including wood, a renewable natural capital, which is the primary source of energy and construction material for several coastal communities in developing...

["Conservation Biology","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26841v1
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Threats to marine biodiversity are increasing, from overfishing to seismic activity to nutrient pollution. The ocean is warming and acidifying, dissolved oxygen is decreasing, and global mean sea level is rising as sea ice melts. Even with a new global focus on...

["Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26757v1
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Invasive species management can be a victim of its own success when decades of effective control cause memories of past harm to fade and raise questions of whether programs should continue. Economic analysis can be used to assess the efficiency of investing in...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26617v1
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Understanding the habitat use of wildlife species is important for effective management. Nebraska has a variety of habitat types, with the majority being covered by rangeland and cropland. These habitat types likely influence the harvest of mule deer (Odocoileus...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26611v1
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Human activities such as maritime transport, fishing and aquaculture create environmental stressors affecting the structure and the functioning of benthic communities. While these disturbances can act individually, they can also act synergistically and lead to...

["Marine Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26603v1
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During a recent biodiversity study marine invertebrates were found with blue microplastic granules attached to their body surface. The animals originated from subtidal samples collected in a British estuary. In nearly half of the samples animals with blue granules...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26588v1
203 downloads
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In this Perspective talk, I will explore how distributed ledger technology (DLT), often referred to as the Blockchain, can revolutionize the way we interact with data, can establish a network of trust amongst untrusting parties, and align incentives with sustainable...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26496v2
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Underwater noise pollution from ships is a chronic, global stressor impacting a wide range of marine species. Ambient ocean noise levels nearly doubled each decade from 1963-2007 in low-frequency bands attributed to shipping, inspiring a pledge from the International...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26525v1
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We present survey questions useful for describing agricultural seed systems. The questions are designed so that they can be used for standardized comparisons among seed systems, addressing both networks for seed movement and networks for the communication of information...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Statistics","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2806v2
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