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The temperate climatic regions face the problem of waste accumulation due to lower environmental temperatures. However, these regions harbor cold active microbes viz. psychrotrophic proteolytic bacteria that play an important role in the degradation of protenaceous...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27391v1
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Background. Metagenomics studies have reported on the complexity of microbiomes associated with seagrass and can provide critical insights into the sustainable use and conservation of seagrasses. Recent conservation activities in Kenya focused mainly on coral reefs...

["Bioinformatics","Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27387v1
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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. While many hydropower impacts...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27147v2
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Plastics have become increasingly dominant in the consumer marketplace since their commercial development in the 1930s and 1940s. Global plastic production reached 335 million tons in 2016, a 640% increase since 1975. In 1960, plastics made up less than 1% of municipal...

["Ecosystem Science","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27371v1
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Private property makes up a large proportion of urban green space and differs from public greenspace in ecologically important ways. While including private property in urban landscape research is necessary, ecologists are frequently unprepared to work on private...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26457v2
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Habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation and productivity, that are mediated by direct human impact. Its consequences include genetic depauperation, including phenomena such as inbreeding depression or reduction in genetic...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27222v1
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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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Agriculture-to-urban water transfer is currently an important measure to meet the increasing water demand result from rapid industrialization and urbanization in China. Not only measuring benefits of agriculture-to-urban water transfer is critical to assess water...

["Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27131v1
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Background. Researchers frequently discuss spatial distribution patterns of species diversity and biomass together with their correlations along geographical gradients. Typical subalpine meadows occur widely on the east of the Loess Plateau, China. In recent years,...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27126v1
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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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From microorganisms to the largest macroorganisms, much of Earth’s biodiversity is subject to forces of physical turnover. Residence time is the ratio of an ecosystem’s size to its rate of flow and provides a means for understanding the influence of physical turnover...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2727v3
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This manuscript documents a debate between the two authors on the issue of microplastics in the environment. It was sparked by a recent viewpoint article published by G. A. Burton in Environmental Science and Technology (http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b05463)...

["Ecosystem Science","Science Policy","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26507v6
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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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Background. Knowledge on the globally outstanding Amazonian biodiversity and its environmental determinants stems almost exclusively from aboveground organisms, notably plants. In contrast, the environmental factors and habitat preferences that drive diversity...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27012v1
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