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This paper presents a model of the Ecological Economy as instrument of management lands. The model relates the human capital with natural capital and pursuing the environmental sustainability in primary emphasis in the economic system. The protection of biodiversity...

["Ecology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26871v1
611 downloads
1,308 views

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.26507v4
137 downloads
1,637 views

The optimal terminal gear in hook-and-line recreational fishing maximizes landing rates and minimizes injury to the fish because some fish will be released after capture. We designed a novel rig configuration in artificial lure fishing for top predators and examined...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26484v2
42 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
17 downloads
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Zooplankton plays an important role in marine ecosystems by controlling the phytoplankton population, regenerating nutrients and exporting biogenic matter. Their distribution is limited by the environmental characteristics of the pelagic realm, and potential changes...

["Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26838v1
35 downloads
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Eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds provide important habitat and food sources for a wide range of associated species both above- and belowground. Organic enrichment and nutrient loading from anthropogenic sources can change eelgrass canopy structure and macroinfauna...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26832v1
32 downloads
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Sclerochronology is presented as an approach to reconstruct, from linear growth records, environmental conditions. This was proposed by analogy with dendrochronology, but shells differ from trees since shells increase in size by terminal, instead of radial, growth....

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26827v1
48 downloads
130 views

Background. The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is one of the most diverse and threatened biomes in the world. The fragmentation and deforestation have strong impacts upon biodiversity, and many ecological theories have been brought in discussion in order to predict...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26659v2
22 downloads
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Over-exploitation of environmental resources by humans defeats the ideal of sustainability. Trawling, a method of fishing, illustrates such exploitation. Trawling accounts for 57% of marine fish production in India. As a result of lack of selectivity by the cone-shaped...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26810v1
118 downloads
543 views

A review of 573 studies on active restoration actions in the marine environment, published in the last 25 years, was carried out at global scale. We assessed how, where, at which spatial and temporal scales and under which socio-ecological settings restoration...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26799v1
76 downloads
130 views

While the potential contribution of a nationally implemented program for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) to developing countries’ budgets remains as yet obscure, two general concerns are that REDD+ will i) incentivize land grabbing...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26786v2
33 downloads
78 views

As an island nation, the UK is surrounded by water, spanning from the coast and intertidal, to the circalittoral and deep-sea. Understanding the changing condition and resilience of marine biodiversity within these vastly different water masses is of key importance...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26784v1
31 downloads
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The access and benefit-sharing (ABS) of marine genetic resources (MGRs) within national jurisdiction have received very little interest among scholars and in international discussions. This may seem somewhat surprising given the fact that the vast majority of MGRs...

["Biotechnology","Marine Biology","Legal Issues","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26781v1
36 downloads
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The ‘Lessepsian invasion’ – the massive influx of Indo-Pacific biota into the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal – is the largest marine biological invasion. The lack of data on pre-invasion community composition, however, severely impairs our understanding to...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26762v1
44 downloads
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Blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, are ubiquitous along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. These organisms play an integral role in the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), where not only are they a keystone species, but are also...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26750v1
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