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Prolonged diapause occurs in a number of insects and is interpreted as a way to evade adverse conditions. The winter pine processionary moths (Thaumetopoea pityocampa and Th. wilkinsoni) are important pest of pines and cedars in the Mediterranean region. They are...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27403v1
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Sustainability goals are seeking to jointly improve environmental conditions and the well-being of society. Yet achieving both environmental and human well-being goals remains challenging because improving the material well-being of people can often mean increasing...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27375v1
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Background. Ambrosia beetles include well-known invasive pests, but most species established in non-native areas do not cause any significant impact. Here we report the recent invasion and rapid spread of Ambrosiodmus minor in the Southeastern US. Methods: We used...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Mycology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27334v1
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Remote sensing data provides unique information about the Earth’s surface that can be used to address ecological questions. Linking high-resolution remote sensing data to field-based ecological data requires methods to identify objects of interest directly on georeferenced...

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27182v1
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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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Background. Malagasy rosewood (Dalbergia spp.) has attracted international attention for centuries due to the high quality and intense coloration of the wood. Rosewood was sourced from the time of the colonial era during the early 20th century. Extraction continued...

["Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27062v1
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The ability of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations to adapt to the ongoing climate change is crucial for the maintenance of economic and social benefits and for the conservation of biodiversity in Europe and especially in the southeastern part of the continent,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27022v1
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The NIST DSE Plant Identification challenge is a new periodic competition focused on improving and generalizing remote sensing processing methods for forest landscapes. To compete in the competition, I created a pipeline to perform three remote sensing tasks. First,...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26977v1
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To accelerate scientific progress on remote tree classification—as well as biodiversity and ecology sampling—The National Institute of Science and Technology created a community-based competition where scientists were invited to contribute informatics methods for...

["Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26971v1
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This paper describes the methods used in the submission for team Shawn for the data science competition “Airborne Remote Sensing to Ecological Information”. I used canopy height rasters as well as NDVI rasters of the study area. I first filtered out pixels using...

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26967v1
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Ecology has reached the point where data science competitions, in which multiple groups solve the same problem using the same data by different methods, will be productive for advancing quantitative methods for tasks such as species identification from remote sensing...

["Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26966v1
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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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Despite the local and global importance of forests, deforestation driven by various socio-economic and biophysical factors continues in many countries. In Nepal, in response to massive deforestation, the community forestry program has been implemented to reduce...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26859v1
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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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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
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