Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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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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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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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
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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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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
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Global trends in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as a key tool in the sustainable management of our oceans and seas has reached fever pitch in the last decade. The UK’s efforts over the past decade to develop a MPA network meets multiple international...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26806v1
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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
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Invasive macroalgae pose a serious threat to coral reef biodiversity by monopolizing reef habitats, competing with native species, and directly overgrowing, and smothering reef corals. Several invasive macroalgae (Eucheuma clade E, Kappaphycus clade A and B, Gracilaria...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26796v1
224 downloads
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Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize challenges with the current planning process. Using data from all U.S. domestic and transboundary ESA-listed species,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2882v4
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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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Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) native to Eurasia and Africa, are one of the world’s most widely distributed invasive species. Their impacts on terrestrial environments have been well documented, however little is known about effects on aquatic environments. We used standardized...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26755v1
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Indonesia’s rich marine biodiversity, endemism and long natural coast lines attract visitors from around the World. Its tourism industry contributes to a high percentage of the country’s GDP, and is a vital source of income for many local communities. Recently,...

["Marine Biology","Science Policy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26747v1
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Long-term collection of data and samples appears critical to contribute to our understanding of the impacts of fisheries and climate change on the marine ecosystems, and for the implementation of management measures for sustainable use of the resources. In the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26743v1
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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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We examined the effectiveness of simulated underground utility cable markers in hiding infrared cameras along a roadway. Our study took place in the summer of 2014 and winter of 2015 as part of a survey to determine whether swift fox (Vulpes velox) were present...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26652v1
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