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Background. The Chinese government implemented the largest environmental recovery plan in the 1990s, the Grain for Green Project, on the Loess Plateau to prevent soil erosion. Extensive areas of cultivated land were abandoned and then gradually restored with communities...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26980v1
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Satellite chlorophyll (chl) observations have repeatedly observed summertime phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific subtropical gyre (NPSG), a region of open ocean that is far removed from any land-derived or Ekman upwelling nutrient sources. These blooms are...

["Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26961v1
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Background. Sustainable purchasing can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at healthcare facilities (HCF). A previous study found that converting from disposable to reusable sharps containers (DSC, RSC) reduced sharps waste stream GHG by 84% but, in finding transport...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26517v2
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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.26507v5
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Flow cytometry (FCM) is a powerful analytical tool that is widely used worldwide, as it allows the depiction of the innate complexity of a vast range of biological systems in few seconds. It is a technique based on the spectroscopic properties of suspended particles...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26934v1
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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
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Changes in the concentration of soil N or its components of the soil may directly affect forestry ecosystem functioning. Thinning of forest stands, a widely used forestry management practice, may transform soil nutrients directly by altering the soil environment,...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26916v1
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The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26884v1
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Despite its theoretical relationship, the effect of body size on the performance of species distribution models (SDM) has only been assessed in a few studies of terrestrial taxa. We aim to assess the effect of body size on the performance of SDM in river fish....

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26874v1
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The effects of marine ecosystem changes on ecosystem services are difficult to predict because of our limited understanding of marine food-webs, how they respond to changes in pressures, and how those changes then influence services. Biogeochemical ecosystem models...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26749v1
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Bottom trawling may adversely affect the ecological functioning of marine habitats and associated macrobenthos communities. While several studies have assessed the variability and sensitivity of invertebrate taxa and biodiversity indices to human impacts, few ecological...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26739v1
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The paper compares the aerial and ground methods of counting birds in a coastal area during different ice conditions. Ice coverage of waters was the most important factor affecting the results of the two methods. When the water was ice-free, more birds were counted...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26726v1
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Environmental changes will alter many environmental factors in the coming years including temperature, precipitation, humidity, and the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth’s surface, which in turn will have an impact on living organisms like invertebrates....

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26722v1
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Species Distribution Models (SDMs) are widely used to identify species-environmentrelationships and predicting species occurrence and/or density at un-sampled locations.The SDMs implementation allows describing species geographical trends, toidentify spatial ontogenetic...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26687v1
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Soft-bottom macrobenthic communities are an essential part of the marine ecosystem for which a healthy status is aimed at. Therefore, insights in the structural and functional (trait based) characteristics of the soft-bottom benthic communities in the Southern...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26685v1
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