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Sustainable use as a mechanism for the conservation and recovery of exploited wildlife populations remains intensely debated, including for freshwater turtles, a diverse and imperilled group of aquatic reptiles that are an important food source for many residents...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27044v1
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The success of intervention projects in ecological systems depends not only on the quality of a management strategy, but also how that strategy plays out among decision makers. Impact network analysis (INA) is a framework for evaluating the likely regional success...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Epidemiology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27037v1
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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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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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Climate change has profoundly impacted tropical ecosystems, critical for sustaining economies and community livelihoods at local to global scales. Rapid population growth has further negatively impacted natural resource management and upsetting the socio-ecological...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26963v2
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The flood pulse is the main factor structuring and differentiating the ecological communities of Amazonian unflooded (terra firme) and seasonally-flooded (várzea) forests as they require unique adaptations to survive the prolonged annual floods. Therefore, várzea...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26960v1
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There is general agreement that conservation decision-making should be evidence-informed, but many evaluations of intervention effectiveness do not attempt to account for confounding variables and so provide weak evidence. Randomised Control Trials (RCTs), in which...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26929v1
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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
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